Saturday, April 9, 2016

Famous Butter Chicken

Today's share is a fantastic tried and true recipe found on - Famous Butter ChickenThe name suits the recipe! This chicken was so tender, moist and juicy. One of the easiest, tastiest chicken breast recipes I have made in a while. I'm so excited to be adding this to my recipe box on Sweet Little Bluebird. 

Note: Not to be confused with the popular Indian dish, Butter Chicken - one of my favorites. 

"Chicken breasts are dipped in beaten eggs and cracker crumbs, then baked with butter. These chicken breasts are really tender and moist. Excellent flavor! I never have leftovers." - AllRecipes.comThis recipe has over 2100 reviews with a 4 1/2 stars rating. Head over to read the rave reviews yourself!

I love when a recipe calls for just a few ingredients but still delivers on taste. To make this chicken all you need are four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2 eggs, Ritz crackers, garlic salt and pepper. You can easily adapt the flavor by using your favorite seasonings. 

Simply dip the chicken in eggs, then dredge in the cracker crumbs and place in a 9x13 baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Last, top chicken evenly with pieces of butter.

NOTE: For this dinner, I needed to bake one chicken breast separate for my daughter with an egg allergy. Instead of dipping the breast in eggs, I dipped it in plain yogurt and then the cracker crumbs, baking it in a small baking dish. She absolutely loved it! She ate the whole chicken breast, which was shocking because she usually eats like a bird. 

Bake on middle rack of oven (pre-heated at 375 degrees F) for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken breasts reach a safe minimum 165 degree F internal temperature.

Serve with your favorite veggies, rice, potatoes, salad...enjoy!

Famous Butter Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers or similar butter crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Place crushed crackers in a medium size shallow bowl. Place eggs (beaten) in another separate medium size shallow bowl. Dip one chicken breast at a time in the eggs coating well, then dredge in the cracker crumbs, coating well on all sides. Place chicken breasts side-by-side in baking dish. *Top chicken evenly with pieces of butter. 

Bake on middle rack of oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is ready and internal temperature has reached a safe minimum 165 degree F internal temperature. 

Serve with your favorite veggies, rice, potatoes, salad and more. Enjoy!

*The recipe calls for placing the butter around the chicken, but I opted to place the butter on top of the chicken - it turned out wonderful!

I am sharing this awesome chicken recipe at Weekend Potluck.

Thanks for stopping by!


Loris Glassworks said...

This looks yummy; thanks for sharing!
Lori in Atlanta

Mimi G said...

I love any recipe that includes Ritz crackers, and this one looks a winner! Even better....baked in butter. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is similar to what my mom made when I was growing up. Instead of Ritz crackers, she often used corn flakes. Cheaper back then, when you were feeding family of ten.

Anonymous said...

I think I will try this way and with the new bacon ritz. Looks really yummy

Marsha Baker said...

Looks luscious and tasty! Love simple dishes like this....and butter ALWAYS makes everything taste better. =D

Margo said...

This looks awesome, I'm always looking for new chicken recipes! :)

Stan said...

For those of us watching our salt intake, will garlic powder work instead of the garlic salt? If I do add salt, I can control it whereas maybe not as much with the garlic salt. Thanks! Stan

Anonymous said...

If you are watching your sodium intake, try Mrs. Dash blend Garlic with Herbs, its wonderful to replace garlic salt, then add a little salt if you like or not.

Anonymous said...

About how many Ritz crackers makes i cup?

Taletta McCRaine said...

I love cooking chicken this way and as a variation I will mix coconut in with the craker mixture and use coconut oil instead of butter....delish!

Rita Masi said...

I used the new Everything ritz crackers. I don't use garlic salt, but I did add garlic powder, onion powder & sea salt to the cracker crumbs. I also salted and peppered the chicken before dipping it into the eggs.

Will know in another 20 minutes if my choices were good.
This was an easy recipe that I chose last minute so I wouldn't waste the chicken breasts I had defrosted.

Texas Tea said...

I just realized, I should have used my all time favorite crackers instead: Town House crackers, they are even more buttery than Ritz! It's 12.31.16 right now, 4:5pm and they are baking in the oven as I type, 11 more minutes! The kitchen smells wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Cook covered or uncovered?

Anonymous said...

Cook covered or uncovered?

Kiana Jones said...

I'm am definitely going to make this but would love to make it with the rice also. Does anyone know what the rice is called? I have been searching so I could make it and simply cannot find it. Thank you!

Amanda Schneider said...

It looks to me like wild rice. Rice-a-Roni has one if you want simple or you could make yourself. Delish! :)

Anonymous said...

To me, it looks like some form of dirty white rice with ground meat.

Anonymous said...

Truly, it looks like uncle been wild rice. Which is really easy and good.. I'm not sure of course but I've made this chicken and I know it would pair well with it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. But i think i'll skip the garlic

Jacqueline D, Turner said...
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Jacqueline D, Turner said...

Oops, I just looked at the pics again... UNCOVERED 💖

Jacqueline D, Turner said...

Can YOU say OMG!!!! I made this the first time with toasted bread crumbs and it turned out Terrific!

I am made another BATCH today using Townhouse Crackers (after reading the comments).

Thank you so much for sharing such a Scrumpdelicious Recipe that my family and I LOVE 💕

Anonymous said...

Wonderful recipe. Cooked just a recipe stated and family loved it. Will be trying again with Town House Crackers.

Jen said...

I found this on Pinterest and tried it tonight ... delicious! (I used Club crackers because that's what I had on hand.) I did think it was a bit salty so I might cut back on the garlic salt next time, but overall it was very good :) I'm curious to see how the leftovers will taste, hopefully just as good. Thanks for a great recipe!

Maui said...

So easy & so Onolicious
Love recipes like this with only a few ingredients. This is perfect on a bed of linguine or fettuccine Alfredo !! Thank you.