With school in full-swing and a house for sale, I've turned to incredibly easy dinners. If it's a one-pan, slow cooker, freezer-to-oven, or meal with just a few ingredients, I'm all over it. Today I thought I'd share a favorite around our house that is not only quick and easy, it's DELICIOUS. So delicious, in fact, it's called Delicious Chicken. (Clearly.)
All you need is 5 ingredients, some seasonings, and 1 pan to make this bad boy awesomeness. The secret ingredient is graham crackers, believe it or not, which coats the chicken in a sweet, salty breading that leaves you without a problem in the world.
Since you're all slobbering and it's getting a bit awkward, I now present:
Delicious Chicken Recipe:
(Originally adapted from 101 Things To Do With a Casserole book)
- 8 Tbs butter, divided
- 3-4 Cups potatoes, peeled (if preferred) and thinly sliced (like you would for scalloped potatoes)
- 1 Can corn (can use 16 oz of frozen corn if preferred)
- 1 – 1.5 Cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3-4 Large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks or strips
- Seasonings (to taste): basil, salt, rosemary, or whatever you like.
- Preheat oven to 375. Put 4 Tbs butter in a 9×13 pan, and place the pan in the oven as it’s preheating so the butter melts (don’t let it burn!). Remove the pan from the oven and swirl the butter so it coats the bottom of the pan.
- Meanwhile, peel and slice the potatoes. Line bottom of pan with potatoes, top potatoes with corn. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and basil (at least 1 tsp of each).
- Crush the graham crackers (I like to put mine in a ziplock and roll them with a rolling pin). Combine cracker crumbs with seasonings as desired. Again, I suggest 1 tsp of salt, basil, and a pinch of rosemary. Dice chicken or cut into strips. Dip chicken into 4 Tbs melted butter, then coat completely in crumb mixture. Place chicken on top of corn and potatoes. Sprinkle extra crumb mixture on top of the potatoes/corn. Trust me, it’s delicious.
- Cover and bake 45 minutes or until chicken is done and potatoes are tender. NOTE: This will greatly depend on how big or small you cut your chicken, so just keep an eye on it! Uncover, and bake for 10 minutes more to brown the chicken.
- Eat, and tell all your friends how awesome you are.
We normally eat it with a green salad, but that night I was feeling Caprese, baby!
We also like to eat it with watermelon, and (even more) corn. I like to break my cobs in half and boil them like this, so they all cook evenly:
Not sure if it really works like I picture it working, it's not proven or anything. It just makes me feel cool. Either way, it's simple and delicious so I hope you love it!
Pssst…Check out my other favorite recipes while you're at it.