Main Dish

Cheddar Chicken

Cheddar Chicken with rice pilaf

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves 4

  • 16 buttery crackers, crushed
  • 6 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1½ lbs chicken cutlets
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.  In a bowl, combine the crackers, cheese, garlic, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the chicken in the butter, then in the cracker mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere, and place on a foil baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle any remaining cracker mixture on the chicken and drizzle with any remaining butter.  Bake until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 25-30 minutes.
    Cheddar Chicken Baking

     I like chicken.  I like cheese.  I like a nice buttery cracker crunch.  I was not a fan of this dish however.  Yet another Real Simple find, this recipe was easy enough but left more to be desired.

Knorr Rice Pilaf

I served the Cheddar Chicken with Rice Pilaf and a homemade salad – complete with homemade croutons.  But overall the meal was just so-so.  It doesn’t top my list as one to make again.

This has got to be one of the shortest recipe posts I’ve written.  And in a way it really speaks to all-around simplicity (ease, taste and otherwise) of this dish.

1 Comment

  1. After a very long day I came home and whipped this up for dnneir. It was SO easy, so delicious, and I was sorry I didn’t make more. Excellent. Even my uber picky kids loved it. Thank you!!

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