Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baked Cheddar Chicken

Oh, wow! I tried a new recipe last night and was it ever tasty! It probably isn't on any diet menu, but I'd say it's worth a one-time splurge every now and then! ;)

Cheddar Chicken

16 buttery crackers (such as Ritz, crushed) about 3/4 cup
6 oz. sharp cheddar, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4  6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I only had boneless, skinless thighs, and they worked fine.)
4 T. unsalted butter, melted

Heat oven to 350.
Place crackers, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and blend well.
Melt butter in a dish and dip chicken in butter first. Then dip it in the cracker mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere, then place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle any remaining cracker mixture on the chicken and drizzle with any remaining butter. Bake until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.