Rice Krispies crunchy chicken: Get the retro recipe from the 80s

Moist 'n crispy chicken recipe (1982)

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Try this retro 80s recipe for Moist ‘n Crispy chicken, made with Rice Krispies! It’s an easy and delicious way to make your dinner a little extra crunchy.

Rice Krispies crunchy chicken: Know the secret to moister, crispier chicken? (1982)

Hellman’s real mayonnaise and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal team up to bring you Moist ‘n Crispy chicken. The Rice Krispie coating creates a crust so crisp, it crunches.

Rice Krispies crunchy chicken - A 1980s retro recipe

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Moist 'n crispy chicken recipe (1982)

Moist 'n crispy chicken recipe (1982)

Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3 cups Rice Krispies, finely-crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut in parts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Place crushed Rice Krispies, paprika, salt and pepper in a large plastic food bag. Shake to blend well.
  2. Brush chicken on all sides with mayonnaise.
  3. Place one piece at a time in bag. Shake to coat well.
  4. Place on rack in broiler pan.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
  6. Lower heat to 300 degrees for 15 more minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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