Baked Butter Chicken

Is it possible that I've been back in school for a week already? This week has flown by! Midterms are only a week and a half away and it's been a busy week starting to finish up final lessons before midterm prep begins.  

I'm here today with a delicious weeknight meal - Baked Butter Chicken. This isn't exactly a new recipe for me since it comes from my old recipe box. I've been going through my old recipes and came across quite a few that I couldn't believe that I hadn't made in awhile. And so, using old recipe cards, I re-created an old favorite.

One day, I'll have a kitchen with some natural light, but until then, ignore the less than stellar lighting here and let's focus on the ingredients that make this oh so delicious.

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup crushed butter crackers (I used 28 Ritz crackers)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I used 2 and sliced them in half lengthwise to make 4)
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, using a food processor, turn your butter crackers into crumbs. Add the garlic salt, sea salt and pepper.

Then, in a small bowl, beat two eggs.

Set up a little assembly line with the beaten eggs and the crumbs. Dip the chicken in the eggs, then into the crumb mixture to cover completely. Arrange in a 9x13 baking dish coated with non-stick spray.

Then, place pieces of butter around the chicken and cook in the oven for 40 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices are running clear.

I served this over sauteed asparagus and with a sprinkle of parsley and it was a huge hit! Josh went back for seconds and thirds, and we both agreed that the butter mixture was perfect to complement the chicken and went well with the asparagus.

This is a new favorite in the Levine household and is definitely going to be a recipe that I use in the rotation again and again. 

Have you turned any old favorites into new favorites lately? Making anything yummy since the new year started? I'd love to hear about it!



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