Ritz Cracker Chicken

I recently asked my husband if he had any suggestions about something for dinner. His response was, “A casserole-style dish with a crunch.” I knew exactly what I could make that would be just that. This isn’t the fanciest dish on the planet, but wow, it’s easy! And it tastes delicious, which is even better when you live with at least one picky eater. Which brings me to my next point: my toddler loved this! He couldn’t get enough of the crunchy, creamy goodness. Yay!

Ritz Cracker Chicken
adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
(I forgot to take an “after” picture so I’m using the one from The Girl Who Ate Everything! Big thanks!)

This recipe makes a 9×13 dish of casserole. But since there are only three of us in my little family I cut the recipe in half and put it in an 8×8 baking dish. It was perfect for us and we still had leftovers!

  • 5 c. chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (or sliced however you like)
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c. crushed Ritz crackers (about 1 1/2 rolls of crackers)
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

Cook your chicken the way you prefer to cook it. I boiled frozen chicken breasts for 35 minutes. Normally I boil it for 40 minutes but the chicken will cook a little more as it bakes in the oven later on. Let the chicken cool enough to handle then cut it into cubes or slices.

 Then place the chicken in a 9×13 casserole dish (or 8×8 or 9×9 if you’re cutting the recipe in half).
Stir together the cream of chicken soup and sour cream, as well as the minced garlic. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
Crush the crackers in a food chopper, or place them in a plastic baggy and crush them by hand. In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers, poppy seeds, and melted butter. 
Sprinkle the cracker combo over the chicken and sauce. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees until the top of the casserole is browned and the sauce is bubbly. You can serve this by itself or over rice. We ate it by itself this time, but with rice or broccoli would be really yummy!


  1. says

    Hi! I’m your newest follower and co-host of this month’s blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking forward to getting you know you better!

    This recipe looks delicious!

  2. says

    This past weekend I made something similar to this too and it was delicious:) I will have to try out this recipe! Visiting from the Blog Hop!

    Hope you have a fantastic day:)

  3. Kami says

    Ummm…holy yum! I needed something easy for dinner & this was completely a crowd pleaser. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making it again!