Cracker-baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Cracker-Baked Chicken Thighs

Nancy S

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@NancyCooks

This is a family favorite from way back - not sure where it came from!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8
boneless chicken thighs
1 stick
butter
1
tube of saltine crackers
spices to taste - i use mrs. dash garlic mix and onion mix, along with salt and pepper and garlic powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Turn oven on to 375F. Clean fat and skin off chicken (if not already done).
2
Melt butter in microwave-safe dish, after adding the spices to taste to the butter. I like to add crushed garlic also.
3
While butter is melting, crush crackers in the tube, then pour them out into a larger bowl (big salad size), crushing as they come out of the tube so there are no large pieces. It doesn't need to be powdered though :D
4
Dip the chicken in the butter, then in the crushed crackers, turning and coating them well. Put them into a baking dish large enough to hold the quantity you're using. Continue with each piece until all are done.
5
If there is butter or crackers left, drizzle butter over the top of the chicken, then sprinkle the rest of the crackers over the top.
6
On the top of the chicken, crush some cracked pepper. I use unsalted butter, so this helps add a little but the crackers are salted - so not too much!
7
You can use white meat also, and bone-in. I find the dark meat is more moist and the smaller pieces (thigh vs. breast) are a family-friendlier size. The cook time may need to be adjusted for bone-in and larger sizes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #meat, #white, #dark, #thighs