Saturday, July 20, 2013

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Bacon....cheddar cheese.....need I say more?

If there are two ingredients that are always in my refrigerator, it's bacon and cheese, and if don't see them in there it makes me sad.  Really!

This recipe came about when I decided to combine two chicken favorites around here.  The Crispy Cheddar Chicken and the Bacon Wrapped Chicken tenders we so enjoy.

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken
Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken

1 pound chicken tenders
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
salt and pepper
garlic powder
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 eggs
shredded cheddar cheese
Little bit of butter to dot the chicken with

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the chicken tenders in half.   In a bowl add the eggs, beat with a fork and set aside.  In another bowl, add the saltine crackers, salt and pepper, cheddar cheese, garlic powder to taste and the green onion.

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Take a slice of bacon and wrap it around each piece of chicken.  Dip the chicken into the beaten egg and then into the cracker mixture, push firmly so the mixture adheres to the chicken.  Repeat with remaining chicken.

Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray and add the chicken.   I added little dots of butter to the top of the chicken and then baked it at 375 until golden brown and the chicken was cooked through.

Crispy Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Once the chicken was cooked through and crispy golden brown on one side, I turned it over to brown on the other :)


  1. WOW! Ritz Crackers and bacon...perfection. Going on my menu list now. Thanks!

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