Mom's Baked Soda Cracker Chicken
Buttery cracker breaded chicken cooked to tender perfection. Comfort food that Mom used to make for Sunday Dinner.
Recipe type: Dinner
  • 4-5 pounds of bone-in chicken drumsticks, thighs, breast or combination of all three, I prefer to take the skin off, but if you like skin you could leave it on.
  • 1 sleeve of soda crackers (approx 40-45 crackers)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put crackers into a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. (approx ½-3/4 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper
  3. Set up a dipping station with the bowl of melted butter, bag of crushed soda crackers and a large cookie sheet to place the dipped pieces on for baking.
  4. Take first piece of chicken and dip it in melted butter, then shake it in the crushed crackers. Place it on the cookie sheet. Repeat steps with each piece of chicken
  5. Bake chicken for 2 hours on 350 degrees. (Remember if using boneless chicken you will only need to cook it for 75-90 minutes.)
  6. Once chicken is cooked you can make gravy if you desire. Remove chicken from baking pan and pour a couple cups of water onto the pan. Use a spatula to scrap all the drippings off the pan. These give lots of great flavor to the gravy. Once you have all the drippings scraped up, carefully pour the liquid into a sauce pan. Add a little more water if you want to make more then two cups of gravy. Check the flavor to see if it is strong enough. If not add some chicken bullion or salt to taste.
  7. Bring it to a boil and then combine 2-3 tbsp of constarch or ¼-1/3 cup of flour (depending on how much gravy you are making) with about ⅓-1/2 cup water, whisk it to get out lumps and then slowly whisk it into the boiling gravy liquid. It should thicken, If you want it a little thicker add a little more. If you are using flour, once you have it to the thickness you prefer, it will need to simmer for about 10 minutes to get the starch-y taste out and will need stirred often.
  8. Serve chicken and gravy with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes or steamed rice.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at