Shake and Bake Chicken Thighs With Parmesan Peas

Shake and Bake Chicken Thighs With Parmesan Peas

Crushed shredded-wheat cereal perked up with spices creates a super-crunchy coating reminiscent of the "Shake 'n Bake" of countless childhoods. Here, it works so well on boneless, skinless chicken thighs that you won’t even miss the crispy skin. For a twist on the classic beloved side dish, buttered peas are showered with Parmesan cheese.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the chicken: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Set a rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the crushed cereal, granulated garlic and onion, salt, pepper and oil, and mix until well blended.
  2. Step 2

    Add half the chicken to the bag and shake, pressing gently to help coating adhere; transfer to rack. Repeat with remaining chicken. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden, crisp and cooked through.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook egg noodles, according to package directions. Add butter and salt, to taste.
  4. Step 4

    While the chicken and noodles cook, make the buttered peas: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the peas and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan. Serve the chicken with peas and noodles.