“Delicious Chicken”: A 5-Ingredient Family Favorite Recipe!

THE BEST CHICKEN EVER! 5 ingredients + seasoning, so quick and easy...a favorite for sure! Recipe from FunCheapOrFree.com

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:

THE BEST CHICKEN EVER! 5 ingredients + seasoning, so quick and easy...a favorite for sure! Recipe from FunCheapOrFree.com

(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.
THE BEST CHICKEN EVER! 5 ingredients + seasoning, so quick and easy...a favorite for sure! Recipe from FunCheapOrFree.com

This time I really made the chicken chunks small as an experiment. It was so good that way! They didn't dry out, and my kids preferred it because every bite was coated in crumbs. Just don't overcook the chicken!

  • 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!

THE BEST CHICKEN EVER! 5 ingredients + seasoning, so quick and easy...a favorite for sure! Recipe from FunCheapOrFree.com

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:

Boil corn like this so it cooks 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!

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  1. AvatarNikki says

    This does indeed sound delicious. I’m really disappointed that we can’t get graham crackers here in Australia; my family would probably love this. (If anyone in Australia is reading this and knows of an alternative to graham crackers please let me know)

  2. AvatarJennifer says

    Looks so good! Going to make it this weekend! Did you know you can cook corn on the cob in the microwave and it tastes just like you boiled it?! Wrap each cob in a damp paper towel and cook for 2 minutes per cob. Great time saver!

  3. AvatarAngela says

    Just tried this for dinner tonight. It was amazingly delicious! I wasn’t sure how the graham crackers were going to work out, but they make it so good. Thanks for sharing!

  4. AvatarHolly says

    Hey Jordan! I tried this recipe tonight (smelled so good!) but my potatoes took fo-ev-ah to cook. It started drying out the chicken and I finally had to take all the chicken pieces (cut up small like you did) and put the potato mixture back in for a third time. I drained my corn…is that why the potatoes didn’t cook? Help!
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    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Oh no! I’ve never had that problem before. Did you slice them SUPER thin? Like as thin as poker chips? That’s how I do it and it never seems to be a problem. Maybe bake them without everything on them first for a few minutes then add the chicken if it continues to be a problem!

      • AvatarHolly says

        Thanks girl! Yeah, I sliced them really thin, like for au gratin potatoes. So weird. I’ll maybe cook them separately for a bit next time and see how they do.
        P.S. It was really yummy!

  5. AvatarMelissa says

    I made this tonight and it was good, but I felt a whole tsp of pepper was a bit overpowering on the potatoes, I would do half or less next time for sure! Otherwise tasty, thanks!

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