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This Ritz Crackers Chicken recipe is like a high-five for your taste buds – crunchy, savory, and oh-so-comforting.

ritz crackers chicken on a bed of rice

Let’s talk about chicken. It’s a versatile protein that works well in all sorts of dishes, but something about this Ritz Crackers Chicken Recipe hits the spot.

We’ve got tender chicken breasts covered in a creamy sauce made of cream of chicken soup and sour cream, all topped with buttery Ritz crackers for that perfect crunch. 

The best part? It’s all done in a slow cooker! It’s an easy chicken dinner that will have the whole family running to the table, and trust me, even the pickiest eaters will love it.

I stumbled upon this simple twist to the regular chicken dish while looking for something new and exciting to do with chicken. This one caught my eye as something the entire family would enjoy. For Lily and Jeremy, new chicken recipes are often the best way to go haha! They certainly love this one.

And guess what? I’m sharing this golden brown, crispy ritz cracker chicken with you. Brace yourself for a delicious dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights, weekend family dinners, and even when you have guests over.

I seriously love how the butter ritz cracker crumbs blend with this creamy sauce and juicy chicken. It’s one of those recipes that I just keep coming back to. Comfort food at it’s finest.

It’s such an easy recipe that you can’t help but add this to your regular rotation. If you have leftover chicken, you could even use that! All you would need to do is adjust the cook time. Be sure to save that recipe card down below. You’ll need it for later!

With just six simple ingredients and very minimal prep time, this Slow Cooker Ritz Crackers Chicken Recipe has become a firm favorite in my home. Without further ado, let’s get into the recipe and get cooking!

Some of our other favorite chicken recipes we have on our site include: Popcorn Chicken, Chinese Chicken Recipe, and Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet.

ritz crackers chicken being scooped out of a slow cooker

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. It’s easy: The prep is simple, and the slow cooker does most of the work for you.
  2. It’s flavorful: The combination of the creamy sauce and the buttery Ritz crackers gives the chicken a rich, savory taste.
  3. It’s loved by all: Even picky eaters will adore the crispy, creamy, and tender chicken.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Can of cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Ritz crackers
  • Butter
  • Parsley
ingredients needed to make ritz crackers chicken

HOW TO MAKE RITZ CRACKERS CHICKEN RECIPE:

  1. Mix cream of chicken and sour cream in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. 
mixing the sauce for ritz crackers chicken
  1. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and mix together the crushed ritz crackers. Set aside. 
mixing the topping for ritz crackers chicken
  1. Spray the inside of a 8-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the bottom.
  2. Pour the soup mixture over top of the chicken. Spread around with a spoon so it’s evenly coated.
  3. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over top, and coat evenly.
  4. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or cook on high for 3-4 hours.
collage of images showing how to cook ritz crackers chicken in the slow cooker
  1. Sprinkle parsley over top when done and serve!
finished ritz crackers chicken in the slow cooker

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN I USE CHICKEN THIGHS?

Yes, you can!

They will make your dish juicier and more flavorful, the cook time should stay the same.

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT CRACKER?

Absolutely. Any buttery crackers you have on hand can work, but Ritz crackers give this recipe its special taste.

ritz crackers chicken in white bowl

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS?

This dish is versatile.

It pairs well with rice, egg noodles, or even green beans.

ANY ADDITIONS?

There are plenty of options here. Check out the following list!

  • Sprinkle some garlic powder or onion powder over the chicken for added flavor.
  • Mix in some cheddar cheese with the Ritz crackers for a cheesy twist.
  • Add a pinch of Italian seasoning for some extra zing.
  • Top with additional melted butter for extra richness.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper or cayenne pepper for a touch of spice.
  • Serve with a side of veggies for a well-rounded meal.
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top for a different cheese flavor.
  • Add a touch of lemon zest for a hint of freshness.
  • Serve over a bed of pasta for a hearty meal.
  • Pair with a light salad for a lighter option.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

Sure thing! Try out any of these and see how you feel about them.

  • Swap cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom for a different flavor.
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Try whole wheat crackers as a healthier alternative to Ritz.
  • Substitute butter with olive oil if preferred.
  • Use dried parsley if fresh isn’t available.
  • Substitute chicken breasts with tofu chicken thighs or pork chops!
overhead of ritz crackers chicken in a white bowl

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay good for 3-4 days.

Freezer: To freeze, place the cooked chicken in a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag. It will last for up to 3 months. Remember to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure your chicken breasts are even in thickness for even cooking.
  • Be generous with your cracker crumbs for a good, crunchy coating.
  • Don’t rush – let the slow cooker do its job to achieve tender chicken.
  • If you’re short on time, you can cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Make extra – this chicken is perfect for meal prep and freezes well!
  • Serve over rice or egg noodles to complete the meal.
a fork with a bite of ritz crackers chicken on it in air

This Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken is not just another chicken recipe. It’s an easy, simple, and incredibly delicious way to make chicken.

The buttery Ritz crackers combined with the creaminess of the sauce provide a unique flavor that’s sure to be a hit with your family. Plus, with the convenience of a slow cooker, make this Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe the perfect go-to dish for those busy weeknights.

Give it a try, and you’ll see why it’s a family favorite. Enjoy this new twist on a classic dish!

If you’ve tried this RITZ CRACKERS CHICKEN RECIPE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 10 votes

Slow Cooker Ritz Crackers Chicken Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
This Ritz Crackers Chicken recipe is like a high-five for your taste buds – crunchy, savory, and oh-so-comforting.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Mix cream of chicken and sour cream in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
    10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup, 2 cups sour cream
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and mix together the crushed ritz crackers. Set aside.
    1/2 cup salted butter, 1 & 1/2 cups crushed ritz crackers
  • Spray the inside of a 8-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the bottom.
    4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Pour the soup mixture over top of the chicken. Spread around with a spoon so it’s evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the crumb mixture over top, and coat evenly.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Sprinkle parsley over top when done and serve.
    1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Notes

  • Make sure your chicken breasts are even in thickness for even cooking.
  • Be generous with your cracker crumbs for a good, crunchy coating.
  • Don’t rush – let the slow cooker do its job to achieve tender chicken.
  • If you’re short on time, you can cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Make extra – this chicken is perfect for meal prep and freezes well!
  • Serve over rice or egg noodles to complete the meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 738kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 1071mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1679IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. Robin Keabler says:

    5 stars
    Loved tge chicken with ritz crackers

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