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Cheddar Chicken

Cheddar Chicken
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  • 16 buttery crackers (such as Ritz), crushed (about 3⁄4 cup)
  • 6 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated
  • clove garlic, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • wild rice pilaf and steamed green beans (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, combine the crackers, cheese, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with the pilaf and green beans, if desired.
By May, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 514
  • Fat 32g
  • Sat Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 170mg
  • Sodium 591mg
  • Protein 46g
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 344mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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Cheddar Chicken
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