Cheddar Oven Fried Chicken with Cheesy Herb Sauce

I saw this recipe for cheddar fried chicken and thought it sounded heavenly.  So I took the idea and ran with it. And let me tell you, it done turned out real good.  What's nice about this recipe, besides the fact that it incorporates so much cheese, is that you don't have to fry the chicken in oil.  Yet, it comes out crispy and delicious.  And the cheesy herb sauce... well, you know how I feel about cheese sauce.  This meal is easy and quick to whip up.  Perfect for a quick dinner.  Here's the DL...
Ingredients
8 chicken tenders, or 4 breast cut in half
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put chicken in  a bowl and pour buttermilk over the top, set aside.
Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.  (You can use butter or non-stick spray depending on how skinny you feel that day ;)
Put your cheese and cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowls.  Take a piece of chicken out of the milk bath and put it into the cheese.  Using your fingers press cheese into chicken until it is coated.
Then put cheese covered chicken into the cracker crumbs and coat well.  Place in the prepared baking dish. Do this with the remaining chicken.  Cover with tin foil and bake for thirty minutes.  Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until edges are brown and crispy.  Serve with cheesy herb sauce on top.

While chicken is baking make your Cheesy Herb Sauce:
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon goat cheese
1 chicken bullion (or enough for 1 cup of broth)
2 teaspoons parsley
Directions
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Whisking constantly add flour & cook for about 1 minute or until bubbly & brown (make sure you cook it to this point to get all the flour taste out).  Add milk, gently whisking until mixture gets thick.  Add the chicken bullion and whisk until it is incorporated.  Whisking constantly add the goat cheese until melted.  Then slowly add the Parmesan, cheddar cheeses.  Stir until cheese is completely melted.  Add salt to taste (if it doesn't taste right you probably haven't added enough salt) and parsley.  Serve over Cheddar Oven Fried Chicken.

4 comments:

  1. Im so excited about this.

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  2. why goat cheese hard to come by not sure I would like also sharp or mild cheddar? looks sooooo good expecting out of state company would like to make this thnxs

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