Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Butter Chicken


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).


Cooking with the butter leaves your chicken golden brown with those bits and pieces on the bottom of the pan that are so full of flavor. Yum...my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. You seriously have to try it.

Butter Chicken
Ingredients:

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

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange coated chicken in a 9x13" pan. Place pieces of butter around the chicken.
  4. 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. 

4 comments:

  1. I usually use bread crumbs but I LOVE ritz crackers on casseroles so Duh why have I not done this before. On the menu next week fo sho.

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  2. Looks amazing! Your photos are beautiful.

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  3. I have made this TWICE since you posted it last week. So, so, so good! It is now in the weekly meal rotation. :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. This looks wonderful. I'm always on the hunt for quick and easy weeknight meal ideas.

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