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Friday, October 10, 2014

Crispy Cheesy Chicken Tenders

Every now and then I try a new recipe and am so surprised at how good it is.  This is one of those recipes.  My family devoured it up!  I make chicken more than any other protein and I really wanted to try something new....new to me anyways.  I can not believe I have never coated chicken with Ritz crackers before.  I was inspired by a warm, cheesy dip that I make using Ritz crackers and decided to try it on chicken 
and it was delicious.   
Take this already delicious chicken and dip it in a quick, homemade gravy.
 I hope you like it as much as we do!!



Chicken:
  • 10-12 chicken tenders
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 3 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 t dried parsley
  1. In a small food processor grind up the Ritz crackers. 
  2. Pour the buttermilk, cracker crumbs and grated cheese into 3 separate containers. 
  3. Mix salt and pepper and garlic powder into the cracker crumbs.
  4. Dip chicken into the buttermilk then cheese then cracker crumbs.
  5. Spray a 9x13 cooling rack and place on 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray and place chicken on rack.
  6. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray.
  7. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken. 
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.


Gravy:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tb butter (melted)
  • 2 Tb flour
  • salt and pepper
  1. Make a roux by melting butter and adding flour and whisking for 1 min.
  2. Add broth while whisking and simmer until it thickens.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
~Using a cooling rack allows chicken to brown on both sides.  No mushy bottoms.



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