These wonderful little Parmesan and cracker crumb coated bites of chicken never last long around my house! My husband says they are much better than anything McDonald’s serves up (yeah, of course they are made from scratch and not “pre-chewed” patties of chicken). I was cleaning out my pantry and fridge today to make lunch. I served them with couscous.
I got this recipe from one of my aunts. Thank you Aunt Nancy! I get my kids involved in the process. Crushing the cracker crumbs in a bag and adding seasonings and cheese…
Aunt Nancy’s Chicken Bites
- 6 large chicken breast halves, cut into one inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers, crushed with a rolling pin
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3/4 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- Heat oven to 400 F
- Cover two baking sheets with foil. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces.
- Mix cracker crumbs with cheese, seasoned salt, thyme, basil and pepper. (You can just add them to the bag you used to crush the cracker crumbs)
- Dip chicken pieces into melted butter and add a few pieces at a time to the bag of crackers. Close the zip lock and have a child shake the bag to coat the chicken.
- Place the chicken pieces about 1/2 inch apart from each other on the baking sheets. Repeat process until all chicken pieces are coated and on the baking sheets.
- Bake uncovered until golden brown 20-25 minutes. Yields about 9 dozen pieces.