Kodiak Cakes Crispy Quick Parmesan Chicken

Honestly one of my favorite recipes to date! Not my absolute healthiest recipe, but one you need to have in your life ASAP. If you don't need the 6 servings, save the leftovers to cut up for salads, or just to heat up and have again. So delicious!


Serves: 6


3 chicken breasts, sliced in half the long ways to make 6 thin chicken breasts

10 Tbsp. butter, divided (may need a 2-3 more Tbsp. for frying the chicken depending on how long it takes to cook...)... and that's why maybe it's not my healthiest recipe. ;)

1 cup Buttermilk Kodiak Cakes mix

1 cup bread crumbs

1 tsp. cayenne

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. paprika


1. Make sure chicken is defrosted, and make tiny diagonal slices through the top and bottom of each piece to ensure it cooks through well. Set aside.

2. Combine 4 Tbsp. of the butter + all dry ingredients in a small bowl. 

3. In another shallow bowl, melt the remaining 4 Tbsp. butter.

4. Take each piece of chicken and dip in the shallow bowl of butter and then directly in the Kodiak Cakes mixture.

5. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet, and place each piece of chicken on top, letting it cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the outside is nice and crispy. As you add more chicken or flip the chicken and you feel like your skillet needs a little more butter to prevent burning, add in more as needed. (I had to add in a couple more Tbsp.)

6. Your chicken should be browned, cooked through, and your kitchen will smell delicious. Serve immediately. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over top, and dig in!