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utica chicken

March 22, 2014

I have another family favorite to share today.  This one was introduced to me about….15 years ago.  It was coined “Utica Chicken” by my step-dad’s brother-in-law.  I think.  Over the years it has become a staple comfort meal, but one that is saved for special occasions.  You know, the ones you only get when you go ‘home’.  For me, it Utica Chicken has been a dish strictly reserved for when I go to my mom’s.  That is all going to have to change soon, because it has turned into a favorite meal for my kids–especially Miss Moira, because she likes to prepare it herself.  That is exactly what we did during our visit to CNY.

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It is pretty easy to throw together, making it a totally kid-friendly dish and one that they can help with.  I love having kids in the kitchen to help with the cooking often and they love contributing!

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This crispy, baked chicken is traditionally we served this up with mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, and of course a green veggie of some sort.  The combination is heavenly.  And it is truly a special treat for us, considering I don’t usually do gravy unless it is Thanksgiving.

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Utica Chicken

1 lb chicken breast, cut into strips, or 1 lb chicken tenderloins
1 sleeve Townhouse Crackers
1 cup mayonnaise

Put crackers in to a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Place in a shallow dish. Put mayonnaise in a separate shallow dish. Working one strip/tender at a time, coat the chicken in the mayonnaise and then the crushed crackers. Place in a baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° F for 40 minutes, until crispy.  Best served with mashed potatoes and chicken gravy!

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Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Liv March 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I LOVE THIS. It’s just the kind of recipe that speaks to me- super easy and appeals to everyone. I’m adding it to this week’s menu!

  • Reply Tanusree April 1, 2014 at 3:02 am

    I absolutely love this dish. Easy and delicious. Featuring you on Tasty Tuesday at Ma Niche. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Reply Anne April 5, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thank you for stopping by and for sharing! Enjoy!

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