Not Yo'mama's Chicken: "Nacho Mama Chicken"

Not Yo'mama's Chicken: Nacho Mama Chicken Recipe

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Kyllikki Andersson


This is one of my kids' favorite chicken dishes. Even now they're in mid-twenty's they ask for it when reunions come around or to make at home for friends and family.

I've also used for pork chops.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
45 Min


4 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, still frozen
1 bottle
hidden valley salad dressing: nacho cheese or ranch flavor (add some salsa to the ranch, i used 2 tbsp).
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
corn meal (white preferred but use what u have...)
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/8 tsp
fresh ground pepper
1 tsp
sea salt
1 1/2 tsp
corn starch
1/4 c
vegetable oil
1/4 - 1/3 c
parmesan & romano cheese blended together
1 Tbsp
minced parsley/basil, dry
1 bottle
paprika, sweet mild. use to suit taste.

How to Make Not Yo'mama's Chicken: "Nacho Mama Chicken"


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Mix well, with a fork: flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, ground pepper, sea salt, corn starch, minced parsley or basil, dry.
  • 2Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with foil, drizzle with vegetable oil. Tilt pan to coat bottom with thin layer of oil. (add more oil to cover bottom completely)
  • 3Brush both sides of frozen chicken breasts thickly with nacho dressing. Dredge in flour and spice mixture. Tap off excess.
  • 4Arrange chicken in pan so are not touching either pan sides or other chicken pieces. Cover chicken pan tightly with foil.
    Place on center rack of oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove foil to pierce thickest portion of meat with fork. When juices run barely light pink remove pan from oven. Remove foil covering.
  • 5Sprinkle chicken with cheese mixture, spray lightly with Pam* cooking spray. Dust with paprika.
  • 6Return to oven, bake uncovered for 5-7 minutes more or just until browning and juices run clear when pierced in thickest part of meat.

    Remove chicken pieces to serving platter, let stand a few minutes to cool and allow flavors to meld and develp

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About Not Yo'mama's Chicken: "Nacho Mama Chicken"

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pork, Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids