One of my favorite things to do is find recipes that I think we will enjoy. I saw this one on Breezy Boo's Blibber Blabber Blog.
I didn't have Ritz crackers but had Town House, which is a favorite in our home.
4 large chicken breast ( I used two)
2 sleeves Ritz crackers ( used one sleeve Town House)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup milk ( took Breanna's suggestion and used one egg. She said it helped the cheese and cracker crumbs stick)
3 cups cheddar cheese ( used 1 1/2 cups monterey jack cheese)
1 tsp. dried parsley ( used fresh- chop very fine)
1 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup*
2 tablespoons sour cream *
2 tablespoons butter *
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Wash and dry the chicken breast and place them on a clean plate
I unwrapped the sleeve of the Town House crackers and into my Cuisinart they went. Made sure all the crumbs were crushed fine. Added the salt and pepper to the cracker crumbs. Placed the mixture on a large dish. I usually use a dinner plate.
Whisk the egg in a shallow bowl.
Added the shredded cheese to a medium size plate.
The chicken is first dipped in the egg then the cheese and then the crumbs. It was easier for me to split the cracker crumbs and cheese, half on one plate and the rest on another plate.
The cheese stuck to one side of the chicken but when I flipped to coat the other side some fell off. I pressed addition shredded cheese to both sides by using cheese on the other plate ( from the 1 1/2 cups that was shredded).
The cracker crumbs that were split, pressed the chicken with the cheese into the crumbs on the first plate and flipped chicken over and pressed into crumbs on the other plate . **
Sprayed baking dish ( size will depend on how many breast you want to bake) a with non stick spray. Placed the chicken in the dish.
Breanna preheated oven to 400. I switched to 350 for 45-55 mins .
I didn't cover with foil. I added additional butter to the top of the chicken. Placed a slice less then a teaspoon on each breast.
It came out with a crunch and had no problem with the coating sticking to the chicken .
* I didn't make the sauce.
** Yes, I had two additional dishes to wash but the coating was even on both sides. I don't usually coat chicken this way but with this recipe it worked out.