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Parmesan Chicken Bites

For tailgates and after-game parties, we dip these crisp, tender chicken bites into marinara, ranch dressing or barbecue sauce. They're all winning combinations. —Lynne Nevrivy, Malta, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time:30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Warm marinara sauce, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil; grease foil.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients. Cut chicken into 1-1/2-in. pieces. Dip in melted butter, then in cracker mixture, patting firmly to adhere. Place on prepared pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is no longer pink. If desired, serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 289 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.
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