Oatmeal Chicken

Cindy Player


This recipe was given to me by a friend many years ago. Her favorite is bone-in chicken, while mine is boneless, skinless breast. Try it both ways and see which you prefer. My family, friends, relatives...well everyone I know tries to wrest an invitation to dinner when they know this chicken is on the menu. It smells wonderful while baking, which is why we have to shut all the doors and windows, or the neighbors will be on our doorstep for dinner!

★★★★★ 2 votes
25 Min
30 Min


boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5-6oz each)
1 c
old fashioned oats
1/2 c
parmesan cheese (in shaker jar)
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 stick
salted butter
1 tsp
freshly minced garlic

How to Make Oatmeal Chicken


  • 1Melt butter over low heat; add garlic and stir.
  • 2In a pie plate, mix oatmeal, Parmesan and thyme. When mixture runs out, mix more as needed; doubling the ingredients does not seem to work as well.
  • 3Rinse and dry chicken breasts; trim any visible fat.
  • 4Dip chicken in butter to coat; then press into the oatmeal mixture until coated. Repeat with remaining breasts.
  • 5Place coated breasts in a prepared casserole dish or baking pan; allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • 6Drizzle remaining butter evenly over the breasts and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
  • 7Serve hot, with spinach mashed potatoes and steamed vegetable medley or orange-glazed carrots.

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About Oatmeal Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American