Buttery Crisp Chicken Delight

Elevate your weeknight dinners with an enticing dish that marries the simplicity of oven-baked fried chicken with the richness of a gourmet meal – Crispy Butter Chicken. In just 30 minutes, this recipe, adorned with a golden, crunchy exterior, is bound to become a favorite, especially among the younger members of your family.

Buttery Crisp Chicken

THE ART OF CRISPY BUTTER CHICKEN

Diversifying the fried chicken game, Crispy Butter Chicken takes a unique spot in the lineup, joining the ranks of Crispy Fried Chicken, Pioneer Take-Out Fried Chicken, and Oven Fried Chicken. Designed for those moments when time is of the essence, this recipe delivers a quick, easy, and delectable dinner that boasts flavors reminiscent of a fine restaurant.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity, allowing you to prepare it swiftly on busy weeknights. Keeping cracker crumbs on hand makes the process even more efficient. If you have a box of crushed Ritz crackers stored in your pantry, this recipe will come together in less time than it takes for your oven to heat up.

For optimal results, opt for 6-ounce chicken breasts; however, if your chicken cuts are larger, be mindful to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Some grocery stores offer chicken breasts exceeding 10 ounces each, so cooking to doneness is crucial, regardless of the listed time.

HOW TO CREATE CRISPY BUTTER CHICKEN

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl and place cracker crumbs in a separate bowl.
  3. Pat the chicken dry, dip it into the eggs, and coat thoroughly with the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a baking dish.
  5. Add cut pieces of butter around the chicken.
  6. Bake until the chicken achieves a golden-brown perfection.

FLAVORFUL TWISTS

Explore various flavor profiles with these creative additions:

  • Seasoning: Infuse the breadcrumb mixture with Cajun or Italian seasoning for a unique flavor twist.
  • Garlic Butter: Combine melted butter with a generous amount of garlic powder, either freezing it for future use or pouring it over the chicken before baking.
  • Cheese: Introduce Parmesan to the breadcrumbs for a rich, cheesy flavor. Grease the baking pan beforehand to prevent sticking.

what to pair with Crispy Butter Chicken:

FRIED CHICKEN TRIVIA

  • July 6th is celebrated as National Fried Chicken Day in the United States. Commemorate the occasion with this delightful recipe!
  • Surprisingly, fried chicken’s origins trace back to Europe, specifically Scotland, during the Middle Ages, known then as chicken fritters.
  • Choose the right chicken for frying; “broilers” are ideal, and they are commonly found at your local grocery store.

Chicken Cooking Safety

Follow USDA guidelines, ensuring the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (73.8 degrees C) for fully cooked chicken.

HOW LONG DOES CRISPY BUTTER CHICKEN LAST?

  • Serve: Consume cooked chicken within 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftovers, which remain good for about 3 days.
  • Freeze: Freeze cooked chicken in an airtight container for up to 4 months.

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Buttery Crisp Chicken Delight


  • Author: Lana
  • Total Time: 40 Min
  • Yield: 4

Description

Elevate your weeknight dinners with an enticing dish that marries the simplicity of oven-baked fried chicken with the richness of a gourmet meal – Crispy Butter Chicken. In just 30 minutes, this recipe, adorned with a golden, crunchy exterior, is bound to become a favorite, especially among the younger members of your family.


Ingredients

– 2 large eggs, beaten

– 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 4 chicken breasts, boneless skinless (6 ounces each)

– 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces


Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Place eggs and cracker crumbs in two separate shallow bowls.

3. Mix cracker crumbs with garlic salt and pepper.

4. Dip chicken in the eggs, then dredge in the crumb mixture to coat.

5. Arrange coated chicken in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

6. Place pieces of butter on top of the chicken.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 30 Min
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Buttery Crisp Chicken

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