Monday, 2 September 2013

Crispy Ritzy Cheddar Chicken

Crispy Ritzy Cheddar Chicken

This one turns out perfect. It’s one of those recipes that just don’t go wrong. Chicken, cheddar and crackers, what could possibly go wrong with such a superb combination? If you have fussy kids at home (or as in my case, a Grumpy Tomcat), trust me, you will see all the fuss vanish in a jiffy when you set this down in front of them. Enjoy!!


4 large chicken breasts
2 sleeves Ritz crackers (for places where imported crackers aren’t available feel free to use Monaco or any other crackers)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup full fat milk
3 cups cheddar cheese or smoked cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried parsley


1 can (approx 10 ounce) cream of chicken soup
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons butter


  1. Crush the crackers. Keep aside.
  2. Cut each chicken breast into two large pieces.
  3. Toss the salt and pepper into the cracker crumbs and combine to mix well.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk.
  5. Roll the breast pieces into the grated cheese. Press the cheese into the chicken with your fingers to make the chicken as cheesy as possible.
  6. Finally, coat the chicken on all sides with the crackers crumbs.
  7. Grease a pyrex bake dish with cooking spray or oil/butter and arrange the chicken in the baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle dried parsley over the chicken. Cover the pyrex dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 deg F/200 deg C, for 35 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are golden brown and crispy. 
Method for Sauce:

  1. Heat the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter in a saucepan.
  2. Using a whisk, stir it over medium low heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken. 
Chef Notes: 

  1. When you make the sauce please stir it continuously and cook it over medium low heat so that it does not split.
  2. You can also make simple light version of white sauce or a tangy tomato based compote and spoon it over the chicken instead of the chicken soup-sour cream sauce. Go with whatever floats your boat. 
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