24 Jun 2012

Cracker Crumb Chicken

When I was a kid, I was extremely fascinated by dinosaurs. I would read all about them, go to Science World to learn about them and talk to everyone who would listen (maybe even people who didn't listen) about them.

So when I heard that scientists have found ample evidence to prove modern birds are descendants of dinosaurs, I was pretty excited. It was as though I was sort of living with dinosaurs. And chickens? Eating dinosaurs. Take that Jurassic Park: I am getting you dinosaurs back for eating some of my kind.

To see how close chickens and dinosaurs are, a new found hero of mine named Jack Horner is planning on creating a dinosaur by reverse-evolving a chicken. Think about that next time you bite into a piece of chicken.

 Smoking hot, it must be good

What you'll need:

-2 large boneless chicken breasts
-2 eggs
-3/4 cup crushed crackers
-1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
-dash of ground pepper
-dash of spicy sea salt
-1/4 cup butter, cubed


    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F
    2.   In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. On a large plate, combine the crushed crackers, chipotle, pepper and salt.
    3.   Dip each chicken breast in the whisked eggs, then coat in the cracker mixture. Place on a glass baking dish. Add the cubed butter around the chicken.
    4.   Bake for around 35 minutes

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  1. This sounds delicious! It's been a while since I made a crusted chicken dish. I'm going to be thinking about this one all week!

  2. They look so crispy and fingerlicking!

  3. YUM! I like the added bite to this recipe! Love spicy!

  4. wow..loved d awesome recipe...superbbb..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  5. I loves baked chicken, any flavours, herbs or spices in it would taste absolutely delicious. You have made yours looking yummy but I have never heard of chipotle powder before. Got to google to check it out.

  6. wow, i love the look of that crust..and this is much healthier too!

  7. I just saw a recipe using popcorn as a coating on baked chicken also. This looks just as tasty!

  8. great crust, looks delicious!

  9. What a great idea for a coating!

  10. And I haven't made any chicken dishes since forever ! :P :D Love this crunchy and flavorful chicken ! It looks good , too !

  11. The breading for this sounds so delicious!

  12. My brother adores his chicken all crumbed up so this is one gorgeous dinner - thank you :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. I have tried this with matzo too. But chipotle makes it extra fun. GREG

  14. I've never tried this for coating chicken before, but it looks really good!

  15. crunchy chicken .. who can say NO to that :)

  16. Maybe you should call this "Cracker Crumb Dinosaur" ;)

  17. Now whenever I eat chicken I will think of dinosaurs... thanks ;) Looks good!

  18. Had no idea that birds came from dinosaurs ... very interesting :-)

  19. Looks so good! I love the idea of coating chicken with crackers!


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