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Angie’s Baked Cheddar Chicken with Sauce

College students, want to impress your parents? Husbands, your wives? Anyone want to impress company?? Then THIS is for you.

Oh, yeah, I guess you can feed it to the kiddos too!

I am eating the baked cheddar chicken right now as leftovers. And I do not eat leftovers.  Luckily for me, unfortunately, my husband left his lunch at home today so it’s all mine. 🙂

This is very easy to prepare, but get ready for all the compliments afterwords.  I would say it’s definitely a “need to make dinner for company recipe!” It even looks like you spent a lot of time on it!

After the chicken is in the pan, I just dumped the left over cheese & cracker crumbs on top of it. I love crust.

Baked Cheddar Chicken

Yield – 7 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 14 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish
  • Favorite side dish like rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks.
  • In a gallon size baggie, smash ritz crackers into crumbs. (The kids love this part)
  • Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the salt and pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine.
  • Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the milk, cheese & crumbs in succession, and lay in the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken in the pan.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and butter in a small sauce pan on the stove and heat until mixed together and warm.  Spread the sauce over the chicken prior to serving.
  • Prepare fresh veggies.
  • Serve Baked Cheddar Chicken with fresh veggies.