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cracker-baked chicken thighs

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Nancy S
Phoenix, AZ

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

★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cracker-baked chicken thighs

  • 8
    boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 stick
  • 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

How To Make cracker-baked chicken thighs

  • 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.