Snap Crackle Pop (this in your mouth)


This recipe was inspired by my 12 year old son’s request for Rice Krispies schnitzel. I guess they make it in his sleep away camp. It’s actually a great idea! I had never thought of it, and it’s a welcome change from the crumbs or crushed pretzels I usually use.

This was a snap; I just seasoned flour with basic spices like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, then dipped in the flour, beaten eggs, then half crushed Rice Krispies. The cereal so easily crumbled in my fingers in the mixing bowl. I left half the cereal whole for texture and maximum crunch. I’m sure this would be great also as a coating for baked chicken on the bone or baked cutlets as well.  It’s so nice to have my son actually request something other than Funyuns🙄. I almost did a double take when a healthy protein was the basis for his order. Unless he’s just munching on fried cereal in which case there’s nothing I can do. Love you, B!!!! My middle schooler is growing up💛. 


I made eight of these and they were very large, so adjust accordingly. No need for exact measurements here with any step. 


Inch thick chicken cutlets

Beaten eggs (at least 4)

A cup of flour seasoned with some salt and pepper, and more generous amounts of paprika and garlic powder.


Make three dipping bowls or pans, one with each of your dipping components. Dip a cutlet in flour shaking off excess, then coat well in the egg wash, then pat each side firmly into the cereal. Prep all the cutlets and set aside.

Fry each side of the chicken in vegetable or canola oil until golden brown, maybe two minutes on each side. The oil must be very hot before starting. Test for a sizzle by dropping some cereal in first. Place finished cutlets on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve with my homemade easy habanero dipping sauce for a kick. This is great for cutlets, tenders, or bite size poppers. Def a major crowd pleaser!

Homemade BBQ Sauce 

  1. 2 cups of ketchup.
  2. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar.
  3. 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce.
  4. 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar.
  5. 2 Tbsp. molasses.
  6. 2 Tbsp. mustard.
  7. 1 Tbsp. Tabasco sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.