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Crispy Picnic Chicken Recipe

Crispy Picnic Chicken Recipe

Crackers, cheese and spices are all you need to create a coating that turns plain chicken into something special, according to Joanie Elbourne of Gardner, Massachusetts.—Joanie C. Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 butter-flavored crackers, crushed
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Place the butter in a shallow bowl. Dip a few pieces of chicken at a time in butter, then place in bag; seal and shake to coat.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear. Serve hot or chilled. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.