Oh how I love this recipe. I make it often because it's such a big hit around here. Crispy and oh so tender chicken layered in cheese and then covered in crispy delicious buttered crackers. Then a quick and easy to make gravy to add that country touch. This is a keeper my friends...you will make it often!
Crispy Cheddar Chicken Bake
8-10 chicken tenders
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
3 teaspoons dried parsley, divided
Set up your work station with three shallow bowls for dredging. In one bowl add your crushed Ritz Crackers. In the second bowl add your sour cream. In the third bowl add your shredded cheese.
Add your egg to the sour cream and whisk until combined. Add salt, pepper, garlic salt and garlic powder to your crushed crackers.
Dip each piece of chicken into the sour cream/egg mixture and then roll it in the cheese making sure you pat it down to make sure it sticks. Just press the cheese into the chicken with your fingers.
Some of it will fall off when you add it to the cracker crumbs, most of it will stick. Next, press the cheese coated chicken into the cracker crumbs and also use your fingers to press it in.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. I like to add a rack inside my pan to make sure its crispy top and bottom and not soggy. Sprinkle the chicken with a little dried parsley. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
Remove the foil, bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and crispy.
1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
2 tablespoons sour cream2 tablespoons butter
Combine the cream of chicken soup, the sour cream and the butter in a medium saucepan. Use a whisk to combine well. Stir over medium high heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken.
Chicken so tender and moist it melts in your mouth. And that cheese is divine!
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