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Crunchy Sweet & Salty Chicken - A Family Feast

Crunchy Sweet and Salty Chicken

Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minsCook: 40 minsTotal: 50 minutes


  • 4 medium to large bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal slightly crushed with a mortar and pestle (or pulse for a second or two in food processor)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • Pan spray
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and mustard. Slather this mixture all over both sides of each breast using a pastry brush.
  3. In a large bowl or high rimmed pie plate, place slightly crushed Grape-Nuts, brown sugar and salt and mix to combine.
  4. Place a breast in the Grape-Nuts mixture and turn, pressing to coat. Transfer breast to a 9X14 baking dish. Repeat for the other three breasts. Spray tops on each breast with a light coating of pan spray.
  5. Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes depending on breast size. Poke with your finger, if it bounces back, it is done.
  6. Broil for a few minutes to further brown the tops if desired.
  7. Let chicken sit for 5-10 minutes. Slice the chicken from the breasts and serve with lime wedges.

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© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: American Method: Baked