Chicken casserole with ritz crackers is a 10 minute prep casserole dish that is such an easy recipe!
This recipe has some updated images from when I made it last, so there will be two seperate dishes in the images – Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe remains the same!
Chicken casseroles are so incredibly easy to make and so filling.
With pre-cooked chicken, this dish takes only 10 minutes to prep and is a family favorite ritz chicken that everyone will want more of!
I love this Ritz chicken casserole (without rice) that is filling and warm and especially tasty in front of a TV on a cold winter night.
I also know as a parent it can be hard to get motivated when you come home from a long day at work and this recipe is a sure fire win to feel good about what you are serving.
Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers
And while I love the soft buttery flavors of the Ritz Cracker, you can use a saltine, cereal flakes or even panko crumbs if you want to mix up how you get that crunch.
Do not be afraid to experiment with your chicken casserole, you know?
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Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- sour cream
- cream of chicken soup
- Italian seasoning
- Colby jack cheese
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
Prep: Cook the Chicken
Before you get started on this casserole, you need to cook and shred the chicken. The easiest and fastest way I typically do that is by pressure cooker.
The recipe below assumes the chicken is already cooked and shredded.
If you are looking for a chicken recipe that does not require cooking the chicken first, try this CHICKEN AND RICE BAKE. The chicken cooks in the casserole.
Chicken Casserole Recipe with Ritz Crackers
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 3 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Add shredded chicken, sour cream, soup and 1/4 cup of melted butter to a bowl and mix up really well.
When it comes to a casserole dish, making sure everything is distributed evenly is totally the key here.
Add seasoning, salt and pepper and grated cheese.
For me, there really is no “too much cheese” in a casserole, but you can be the judge on adding more or less.
Mix everything up well.
Pour your chicken casserole into prepared pan.
Crush ritz crackers carefully in sleeve.
Sprinkle all those yummy Ritz over top of casserole and drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup melted butter, which will help them crisp up the top layer of the casserole.
Bake your chicken recipe uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until center of the casserole is hot.
Side Dishes that Compliment Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole:
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Roasted Carrots
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Asparagus
Other casserole recipes
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Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole with Crunchy Ritz Topping
- 3 cups shredded chicken - cooked
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 can - 10.75 oz, cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup melted butter - divided
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers - crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 3 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set dish aside.
- Add shredded chicken, sour cream, soup and 1/4 cup of melted butter to a bowl.
- Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and shredded cheese. Mix well.
- Pour chicken mixture into prepared pan.
- Crush Ritz crackers carefully in sleeve.
- Sprinkle crackers over top of casserole and drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup melted butter.
- Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until center is hot.