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Ritzy Chicken


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Sometimes the most simple of dishes can be the best.  Today’s recipe for ritzy chicken falls into that category.  It is a breaded chicken but what you bread it with makes it so yummy.  My kids loved this one.  The breading is delicious and the chicken is moist!  What more can I say?  I also served it up with onion and chive mashed potatoes.

Here is what you need to make the

Ritzy Chicken

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Ritzy Chicken


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  • 4 chicken breasts, each cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 Tbsp light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/8 cup of milk
  • chopped chives or green onion, optional for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine the Ritz cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  4. Dip pieces of chicken in the 1/4 cup melted butter, followed by coating them in the cracker mixture and place them in the sprayed baking dish.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and the edges are crispy.
  6. While chicken bakes, place the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, butter, and milk in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until heated through and well combined. This will be a sauce used to serve over the chicken.
  7. To serve, place 2 pieces of chicken on each plate and top with the sauce and sprinkle with chopped chives or green onion if desired. Serves 6.
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Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.

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Tarah February 18, 2016 - 8:04 am

I just made this, it was amazing! I had just a few handfuls of cheeseits left at the bottom of the box so I mashed those up with the Ritz crackers! So yummy! I was also thinking throwing in some fried onion toppings might be good too.

I made the sauce, but I honestly think the chicken could have stood on its own without it. I made mashed potatoes and my family used the sauce on those.

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Nicole Peck June 5, 2012 - 11:23 am

I had my daughter make this for dinner last night. I liked the flavor, but there wasn’t enough sauce at all, so I’ll need to at least double that in the future. A fun change to our usual meals!

Megan June 4, 2012 - 11:25 am

Quick question — if you are cutting 4 chicken breasts into thirds then serving 2 pieces per person, wouldn’t it actually make only 6 servings? Looks very yummy, & I like how you streamlined the original recipe instructions.

Akhila June 4, 2012 - 9:02 am

just added this to my recipe box looks yummo. thanks