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Ritz Cracker Chicken

close up overhead shot of a plate of Ritz Cracker Chicken served with white rice and broccoli
Juicy chicken breasts bake up crispy and golden brown, coated in a seasoned breading made from Ritz crackers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 648 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers, about 50 Ritz crackers
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total)
  • ½ cup melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium shallow bowl or pie plate, mix together the egg and the milk. Set aside.
  • In another pie plate or shallow bowl, gently whisk together the cracker crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, ground black pepper, and poultry seasoning.
  • One at a time, dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture, dredge them in the crumb mixture, making sure to thoroughly coat each piece, then place them in the prepared baking dish.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the chicken. Bake for 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside, and a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

Notes

  • To crush the Ritz crackers quickly and easily, put them in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to turn them into cracker crumbs.
  • You can mix it up by using different spices in the crumb mixture. Italian seasoning works very well.
  • After putting the chicken into the baking dish you can sprinkle a little more of the crumb mixture on top before drizzling the butter over it if you want a thicker crumb coating.
Recipe adapted from: All Recipes Famous Butter Chicken

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 53gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 1050mgPotassium: 951mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 894IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 3mg