Sometimes the best kind of meals are the simplest ones, am I not right? For example: who can resist a juicy piece of chicken that's been dipped in crumbs and cooked in butter? Simple yet divine. And that's what we're all looking for these days--quick, easy, yet delicious meals.
This is a favorite in our house and I've also made it for when guests come over. It's always a hit. When people ask about the crust part, they're always amazed with the one "secret" ingredient: Ritz crackers. You just crush up a sleeve of Ritz, add whatever seasoning you like (we like Jane's Krazy Mixed-up Salt, and garlic powder), then dip away (first in egg, then in the cracker crumbs).
1-2 eggs, beaten
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Ground pepper to taste
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I sliced mine in half length-wise, and cut into strips)
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Place eggs and cracker crumbs in 2 separate shallow bowls. Mix cracker crumbs with garlic powder and pepper. Dip chicken in the eggs, then dredge in the crumb mixture to coat.
- Arrange coated chicken in a 9x13" pan. Place pieces of butter around the chicken.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken pieces). Note: I put my chicken under the broiler for a couple minutes once it was cooked through to brown the tops of them.