Oven baked "fried" chicken
1/2 cup crackers
2 pieces chicken (cleaned; can be boned or not, skinless or not - but skinless is better, I tihnk)
1 TB butter, melted
salt and pepper to taste
Crush crackers; add salt and pepper to taste. Place half of cracker mix in pan; place chicken on mix; add other half of cracker mix on top; dribble butter over top. You can dip the chicken in the butter and then in the cracker mix - but this is a lot easier, and works just as well. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until cooked.
Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to crackers
Add favorite poultry seasoning to crackers
In place of crackers use bread crumbs, stale cereal (Chex-type cereals work well, as do corn flakes - for a different crunch, try Frosted Flakes), potato chips, mashed potato flakes, etc. - any stale starch-based food will work. Adjust proportions to taste.
HINT: the easiest way to crush the crackers (or other dry ingredient) is to put them in a plastic bag and roll a rolling pin or canned item over the bag until the crackers are crushed - then dip the chicken in the melted butter, put in the bag and shake to coat.