Amish Chicken Recipe – Rice Krispie Chicken

Amish Rice Krispies chicken

Recipe for Amish Chicken

If you are looking for an easy-to-make baked Amish chicken recipe, then you have come to the right place.

This recipe for Amish chicken is made with thin-sliced chicken breast that’s been dipped in an egg and milk slurry and crushed Rice Krispies. The Rice Krispies create a crunchy texture on the outside, while the chicken is beautifully moist on the inside.

It’s a fantastic oven-baked chicken breast recipe that your kids will love, and it’s perfect for Sunday dinner or anytime!

Amish Food – Does it have enough flavor?

You may have gathered by now, that the Amish eat a lot of rich food and lots of carbohydrates. Amish women tend to do a lot of baking, and sugar is an added ingredient in many recipes.

Although some Amish families are more concerned about their diets for better health. And they will substitute white sugar with raw sugar, honey, or maple syrup.

You may also have noticed that a lot of Amish recipes don’t have a lot of spices. Most Amish recipes are pretty basic, using salt and pepper and occasionally a few other spices.

In my opinion, most Amish-made food is delicious. And home-cooked meals always taste better than store-bought frozen meals, etc.

But if you’re used to spicy, you might find some of their dishes rather bland.

And honestly, I like flavorful dishes. I love Asian and Mexican cuisine with all their different spices. (We eat a lot of spicy food at our house.) So I tend to add extra spices, etc. to most of my recipes. I take my Amish recipes and add a twist of my own to create more flavor.

I mostly try to stay true to the Amish recipes that I post here, but some of them do get added spices. And if you use my recipes, feel free to add or subtract spices as you wish.

A lot of the Amish don’t use many different spices, although some will add more. Remember there is a lot of variety among the Amish, and their recipes are not all the same.

Amish Baked Chicken Recipe

Growing up, we always butchered our own chickens, as do a lot of the Amish. Even if they don’t live on a farm, most of them still have a little farmette with a few animals. So home-grown free-range chicken is a staple in many Amish homes.

For this baked thin chicken breast recipe, you don’t want huge pieces of chicken.

Sometimes when you buy chicken breasts, they come in huge pieces. But it’s easy to slice them in half and cut them into smaller pieces. Tenderloins are also great to use for this baked chicken recipe.

Dredge the chicken in the egg and milk slurry and then dip it into crushed Rice Krispies. This process is a bit messy, but it’s completely worth it.

Bake the Rice Krispie chicken until the outside is nice and crispy and the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees.

It’s risky to eat undercooked chicken, and I hate the texture of chicken that was not cooked long enough. But I also despise dry meat. I like to cut into a perfectly cooked, moist piece of chicken.

And thankfully, it’s not hard to achieve that perfection with this Amish baked chicken breast, since the outside is coated and helps to trap in the moisture.

dipping chicken breast into Rice Krispies
Rice Krispie chicken with butter
Ready for the oven – you may notice that my butter was browned (a little extra browned since I left the kitchen and forgot about it)

What Can I serve with my Crispy Baked Chicken Breast?

First, let me say that this chicken is great to eat on its own. You don’t need any dipping sauce, etc.

But if you’ve never tried the Chick-fil-A dipping sauce (affiliate link), you should get some and try it with this crispy chicken. I think it pairs perfectly as a dipping sauce.

Potato wedges or fries and salad are great sides to serve with your moist chicken breast. And here are a few more ideas for side dishes to make…

Amish Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe, Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling Recipe, Homemade Amish Potato Salad Recipe, or Seven Layer Lettuce Salad Recipe

Rice Crispy Chicken

More Amish Dinner Recipes with Chicken…

Chicken Corn Noodle Soup Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Amish Chicken Roast Recipe (chicken and stuffing mixed)

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Rice Crispy Chicken

Amish Rice Krispies Chicken Recipe

An easy-to-make, oven-baked chicken breast recipe that is crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. A great meat entree for dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 8 people
Calories 956 kcal


  • 2 – 2 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into slices or strips) or tenderloins
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning, optional
  • 4 1/2 c. crushed Rice Krispies
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 4 Tbs. melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Line a baking pan (or cookie sheet with sides) with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk, add flour, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Whisk until creamy.
    3/4 c. milk, 3/4 c. all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. poultry seasoning, optional, 1 large egg
  • Place the Rice Krispies into a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. It's ok if some whole pieces remain, you don't want to turn them into powder.
    4 1/2 c. crushed Rice Krispies
  • Place the crushed Krispies into a small bowl. Add the paprika and mix.
    1 tsp. paprika
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the batter to cover. Then dip the battered chicken into the crushed rice crispies. Cover completely.
    2 – 2 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into slices or strips) or tenderloins
  • Place the pieces of chicken into the prepared pan. Then drizzle the chicken with the melted butter.
    4 Tbs. melted butter
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 30 – 40 minutes. (This will depend on how big your pieces of chicken are.)


If you buy huge chicken breasts, slice them in half and then cut them into smaller pieces. It’s better to have pieces about the size of chicken strips.
You could also chop the Rice Krispies in a food processor, but it will only take a few pulses. Don’t chop them into a fine powder, as the Rice Krispie pieces will add an extra crunch.
*Nutrition facts are approximate


Serving: 1servingCalories: 956kcalCarbohydrates: 132gProtein: 67gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 1306mgPotassium: 1189mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 9210IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 43mg
Keyword Amish chicken breast, Amish chicken recipe, Easy oven-baked chicken breast, Rice Crispy Chicken
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4 thoughts on “Amish Chicken Recipe – Rice Krispie Chicken

  1. 5 stars
    My family loved it!! I really appreciated that during the steps, you listed the ingredients, so I didn’t have to scroll back and forth. My only error was I missed the salt because it’s listed next to the garlic powder, but that was my error. I will definitely be making this again!!

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