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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recipe Time- "Puttin' on the Ritz" Chicken Bake

While the kids and I were at the park the other day, they played a bit and I went through some old school cookbooks I had acquired from my grandmother.  A few recipes looked absolutely delightful but they really needed some updating.  The recipes were from the mid-1970s and so I took some time to “tweak” them and modernize them.

Last night was the first night I “experimented” on my poor family with some new and improved recipes from 1972.

“Puttin’ on the RITZ” Chicken Bake

6 chicken breasts cut in half
2 sleeves of Ritz crackers (I would suggest honey wheat or garlic---- we used honey wheat)
2 eggs
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste (I use sea salt)
Garlic powder to taste
2 tablespoons of Jonesy’z old time seasoning (can be found in the Cedar Rapids farmers market or online at or really any BBQ seasoning found in your local grocery store
2 tablespoons of original Magic Sauce (can be found locally at Hy-Vee or online at


1)      Pound out and tenderize chicken breasts, sprinkle tablespoon of Jonesy’z old time seasoning, pepper, garlic and 1 tablespoon of Magic Sauce over chicken and let marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2)      Preheat oven to 350

3)      Beat two eggs in a shallow dish with the remaining tablespoon of Jonesy’z

4)      Finely crush Ritz crackers and add into a second shallow dish

5)      Dip each piece of chicken in egg mixture then dredge in cracker crumbs and place in a greased baking dish

6)      Drizzle last tablespoon of Magic Sauce over top of chicken and bake for 1 hour

This ended up being a favorite with EVERYONE! Even my picky meat eaters ate this chicken!  It was tender and seasoned to a nice light perfection.  We had some BBQ sauce out as well to dunk chicken in if it needed any extra sauce but the BBQ sauce wasn’t even used!  The chicken was so tender that you could cut it with a fork!!!  NO KNIFE NEEDED!  This tasty chicken dish has been added to the Wenndt family “MUST MAKE AGAIN” recipe box!

1 comment:

  1. This awwesome. Better than facebook. Thank u for sharing. Going try the chicken this weekend.