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Eric's Baked Chicken Recipe

Eric's Baked Chicken

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"Boneless chicken breasts are smothered in a seasoned Ranch and vegetable mixture."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onions and mushrooms until tender. Mix in the wine, and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until heated through.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the Ranch dressing, garlic powder, oregano, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Stir the skillet mixture into the bowl. Mix in remaining 2 tablespoons butter, eggs, and crackers.
  4. Dip the chicken breasts in the Ranch dressing mixture to coat. Arrange chicken in a medium baking dish. Cover with the remaining dressing mixture.
  5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2008

I wanted to make a decent dinner but I was low on ingredients. I took a quick look around the kitchen, came back and plugged in some ingredients, and up this popped. To be honest, I didn't have mushrooms and I didn't have white wine. I went ahead and just doubled the onions and used red wine instead(I know). When everything was mixed together before baking I was a little worried that my "batter" mixture was like dipping the chicken in oatmeal. However, I shrugged off the texture and gave it a go. I was actually pleasantly surprised. It bakes up like a casserole and is excellent over rice. The chicken came out moist and the sauce was more like a tangy stuffing with all the crushed cracker. One addition made a big difference. Before I put the "casserole" in the oven I crushed half another packet of crackers over the top. At first I thought I made a mistake because these seemed to burn, but in the end it actually added a good crunch.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2007

I agree with those who said that this is basically a crustless chicken quiche. The spice blend is delicious. Will make again, but in a crust and with the chicken chopped up.


23 Ratings

Apr 17, 2004

I made some changes. I can't have spices so I left off the cajun season and ground cayenne pepper. I didn't have any mushrooms so they were left off too. But the chicken came out DELICIOUS. I agree about cutting down on the butter and I would maybe add more cracker crumbs to make it a little crispier. The sauce that it makes is wonderful. My daughter who eats like a bird, had two helpings. I served it with rice.

Apr 16, 2004

I fixed Eric's baked chicken last night and my family told me it was the "best" chicken dish they've ever had and that I could fix it again anytime! And to top it off, it was EASY!!

May 20, 2012

Tasty, but I would probably cut the butter next time. Left out the mushrooms. Used minced garlic instead of powder, cooking lightly with the onions first. Easy enough and good flavor.

Jan 25, 2007

I don't know who Eric is but Thanks this is a great recipe and will become one of our weekly meals. I replaced some of the butter with olive oil and one of those heart healthy spreads and fat free ranch dressing and it was super. I take this to pot lucks and ect. Thanks again

Dec 14, 2004

I guess I must have cooked this too was like eating a piece of not very flavourful chicken surrounded by some quiche. I had no sauce left, just crust. I may try this again and reduce the eggs to one.

Jun 07, 2011

Aside from forgetting to halve the breasts, this turned out very well! My boyfriend and I cleared our plates, and didn't feel overly stuffed. I will say though, I was concerned about the actual amount of Ranch dressing I consumed, and next time will use a substitute (fat-free, homemade?). Based on previous comments, I reduced to one egg which worked perfectly, and I did sprinkle some crumbs on top for that added crunch. NOTE: You do not need a side dish for this meal! We almost made rice, but were SO glad we didn't. Maybe a salad? But nothing that takes up space ;)


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  • Calories
  • 720 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 177 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 58.3 g
  • 90%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 1261 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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