Nigella Lawson’s Ritzy Chicken

Chef was only working dinner tonight, so we had another day together. After reading this review, we headed into the city for a feed at Two Good Eggs (on Goulburn Street in Sydney). Another round of deliciously gooey poached eggs on spongey sourdough with a decent hot chocolate.

Then we scooted over the Balmain to Belle Fleur for some divine hand made chocolates. My current obsession is its lemon meringue, although today I sampled its Creme Caramel and it gave the lemon a decent run for its money.

Then we picked up a new cot mattress on the way home, which was too big (even though I reassured Chef and the shop assistant that no, it was the right size) and I had a snooze before picking the boys up from school and Jasper from daycare.

Then tonight, another sensational dinner with a thank you to Nigella once more.

Ritzy chicken

Nigella Lawson, Feast 
I’ve added some garlic to the marinade ingredients and used tenderloins whereas Nigella uses chicken breast she’s bashed flat and cut into strips, but that’s about it. In her book Feast, she says to panfry them, but on the TV series she oven bakes them. I did the oven bake version because quite frankly, I hate pan-frying anything – not for the taste, but for the cleaning afterwards.

  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, smooshed under a knife
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 packet Ritz crackers, crushed
  1. combine all the marinade ingredients in a large snaplock bag.
  2. add the chicken and marinade for a few hours to two days. (Mine only had about 2.5 hours this afternoon)
  3. preheat the oven to 200C
  4. line a baking tray with baking paper and give a light spray with olive oil spray (I did this for the hell of it, you probably don’t need to but your choice really)
  5. pour the crushed Ritz crackers into a tray
  6. take a piece of chicken from the marinade and dredge in the crackers
  7. place on the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, turning once

I served them with chips (frozen variety, that cooked on another tray at the same time as the chicken) and peas.

A dinner winner.

Oh, and I’m still pregnant and significantly uncomfortable.