I've modified my grandmother's recipe for the 21st Century. I can't have a dinner party and not asked to make this simple dish. Enjoy!
- 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips (you could use thigh meat as well or chicken strips)
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
- 1 box Ritz crackers (the 3 roll size or the minis which crush easier, you can substitute bread crumbs if you like) or 1 box Chicken In A Biscuit crackers (you can substitute bread crumbs if you like)
- 1 cup sweet butter
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons tarragon (for color and flavor) or 2 tablespoons marjoram (for color and flavor)
- Clean chicken and pour sour cream over it and let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.
- Meanwhile, take crackers and crush into medium course crumbs, mix in Parmesan cheese and Tarragon/ Marjoram.
- Melt half of the butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Dredge chicken in the cracker mixture and set in baking dish.
- Repeat until complete.
- Melt rest of butter and pour on top of chicken.
- Bake@ 350 for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
I tried this recipe today - making it for someone else - but absolutely had to take some home for myself!! It was not only "world famous" it is "out of this world famous!!" I cooked it a bit longer to really crisp it up - and changed it to two servings - but still used enough chicken to fill up an 8 x 10 baking pan. I think I used more sour cream than called for in my scaled down recipe too - but - really and truly it is "to die for!!!" He's not lyin!!
This was incredible!! So easy and delicious. I didn't have tarragon, so I used oregano, garlic salt and pepper. Wonderful. UPDATE: I made this again last night and cut WAY back on the butter (1 T total)....it was still very tasty and rich.
After seeing this as the number 1 recipe for some time, I had to see what the fuss was all about. I am still wondering. Not only was it incredible bland, but it is a heart attack waiting to happen. I suppose "To Die For" Sour Cream Chicken is an appropriate name. The only one in the family who enjoyed this lives outside and eats from a bowl.