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Crispy Chicken with Thyme

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I’ve been enjoying cooking with the fresh herbs this week, and I can’t wait until our own herbs start to sprout. The seeds say only 10-14 days and they’ll begin to sprout.  It will be so much cheaper to cut herbs out of our own pots, than to buy them fresh.  Fresh thyme cost me $3.00, and it’s not going to last much more than a week!

Un-Fried Chicken With Thyme

  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 TBL Fresh Thyme or 1 tsp. crushed, dried thyme
  • 2 LBS of chicken (breasts are the healthy option.. we used thighs because my husband thinks breasts are too dry and there are certain things I indulge him with.. chicken thighs are one of them.  But let me tell you, in this, thighs taste amazing!)
  • 2 TBL butter

Combine milk and eggs in a bowl.  In a separate bowl combine crushed crackers and seasonings.  Dip chicken into egg mixture and then dry crumb mixture.  Place in a greased baking dish and drizzle with melted butter (optional).  Bake at 375 for one hour or until chicken is cooked through. No need to turn the chicken during cooking.


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What foods have you added thyme too?

Natalie Monson

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I’ve only been following this blog for about a week now but love everything I’ve seen. Great photography and insight:)

I love making this chowder. It’s healthy and my kids (1 and 3) eat it! It’s a little sweet from the sweet potatoes and corn. I like to add chicken (rotisserie or any leftover) or sausage to give it a little more heft but it is great without it too. Thyme is definitely a star in it.


Hello! If I used chicken breast strips/ tenders instead of chicken thighs, how would that change the cooking time? Thanks!!