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Cheddar Chicken

Cheddar Chicken

Yield 4 servings


  • 16 buttery crackers (like Ritz) crushed
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar grated
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, combine the crackers, cheese, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the chicken in the butter, then in the cracker mixture, pressing gently to help the crackers adhere. Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle any remaining cracker mixture on the chicken and drizzle with any remaining butter. Bake until the chicken is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.


I cut up chicken into 6 pieces to feed our family. Same amount of everything, just smaller servings of chicken. This won't work for much longer as our kids are getting bigger appetites!

Source: Jane Walsh, Real Simple Magazine, May 2010