I tore this recipe out of Real Simple magazine, since I am always looking for something good and easy for dinner. (The fact that I then actually made it is quite impressive, if I do say so myself.) Though it’s not exactly a healthy chicken dish, my kids gave it a 9 out of 10 and a “one hundred HUNDRED” out of 10. Which means they ate it. Which means it’s a winner! The adults loved it, too.
16 buttery crackers (such as Ritz), crushed (about 3/4 C.)
6 oz. sharp Cheddar, grated
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
4 – 6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 T. unsalted butter, melted
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the crackers, cheese, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Dip the chicken in the butter, then in the cracker mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere, and place on a foil-lined backing sheet.
- Sprinkle any remaining cracker mixture on the chicken and drizzle with any remaining butter. Bake until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.