When most people think of Cracker Barrel, they think of rocking chairs, road trips and biscuits with sawmill gravy. The general store and all-day breakfast menu steal the spotlight, but if you're a regular, you've probably heard about the restaurant chain's .
If you haven't, let me introduce you. It's a chicken breast that's smothered in a thick cheese sauce, broccoli florets and crumbled Ritz crackers—and it's only available one night per week.
During a short-lived stint as a server there, I never minded picking up a shift on Wednesday nights. It was my one chance to grab a heaping plate of BCC, an acronym I tried—and failed—to make happen, at half-price (a perk of working there). In the years since, I've tried to recreate the dish, getting the right mix of gooey cheese, tender broccoli, juicy chicken, and softened-but-still-crisp crackers.
This is pretty spot-on. Plus, since you essentially just mix a few ingredients together to form the sauce, then pour everything into a casserole dish and bake it, it's a one-pot weeknight dinner you can throw together even when your brain is fried from a never-ending work day.
Whatever you do, don't skip the Ritz crackers. They may seem like an optional addition, but they give the dish just the right amount of crunch, and the buttery crackers perfectly complement the sharp cheddar cheese sauce. It's the kind of stick-to-your-ribs comfort food you crave on a chilly winter's day. Or, if you're like me, crave every day.
The chain serves it with your choice of sides, though, given the heaviness of the dish, you may want to go for lighter options, like a , or .
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