buttery crackers (such as Ritz), crushed (about 3⁄4 cup)
sharp Cheddar, grated
clove garlic, finely chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
unsalted butter, melted
wild rice pilaf and steamed green beans (optional)
- Heat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, combine the crackers, cheese, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Dip the chicken in the butter, then in the cracker mixture, pressing gently to help the crackers adhere. Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle any remaining cracker mixture on the chicken and drizzle with any remaining butter. Bake until the chicken is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Serve with the pilaf and green beans, if desired.