Crispy Cheddar Chicken & Red Lobster-stlye Biscuits

First off, these both sounded delicious on paper. It's possible the chicken would have been more delicious if I hadn't tried to crust it. The recipe is from Jamie Cooks It Up! and is really easy. I just don't understand what went wrong though. I followed the instructions but the cheese and crumbs just wouldn't stick. I had to kind of hold it together and drop it in the pan then push more on when it was in the pan. I had to use two round cake pans again, too. I need to invest in better bakeware. It was still good but...whatever, here's the recipe.

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

4 large chicken breasts
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 C milk
3 C cheddar cheese, grated
1 t dried parsley

1 14 ounce can cream of chicken soup
2 T sour cream
2 T butter

1. Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks.
2. In a small food processor grind up the ritz crackers.
3. Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the 1/4 t salt and 1/8 t pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine.
4. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk...then the cheese....and finally the cracker crumbs.
5. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and lay the chicken inside the pan.
6. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken.
7. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the tin foil, bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are golden brown and crispy.
8. Into a medium sized sauce pan combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter with a whisk. Stir it over medium high heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken.

Why wouldn't the cheese and crumbs stick!? It turned out good and looks great, I just wish it would've looked like the pictures. Mine looked like this. So, not bad at all, but come on!

The biscuits on the other hand were absolutely perfect. They taste exactly like Red Lobster biscuits, and if you've never had those, you are so missing out. The recipe comes from The Girl Who Ate Everything and is super easy to do. They are so so good, I can't stress enough.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

2 1/2 cups Bisquick
4 Tbsp cold butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Butter Glaze:
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease or line one cookie sheet with parchment; set aside.

Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter (I just used 2 forks). Don't worry about mixing too thoroughly; there will be small chunks of butter in the mix about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

Drop 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto the lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

While the biscuits are baking, melt butter is a small bowl in the microwave. Stir in garlic powder and dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread the garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Sprinkle a little kosher salt on the freshly coated biscuits. Makes one dozen.

Mine turned out looking like this, which is needless to say, perfection. Try these instead of the typical Pillsbury biscuits. They're a nice flavorful change.

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