You only need a few ingredients to make Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe. Get dinner on the table fast and prepare to watch your family go crazy over this crispy baked chicken.

Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe:

Are you ready for another EASY and delicious dinner recipe? Well this Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe will do just that!

I fell in love with the idea of covering my chicken in this family favorite cracker. We all love Ritz crackers so it seemed like the perfect coating for chicken!

Originally, I was concerned that it was going to lack in flavor, but it did not. I was pleasantly surprised how it was packed with flavor.

The kids loved it and quickly devoured this delicious tender chicken recipe.

Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

Ritz Cracker Chicken is such an easy meal!

They don’t look like anything special…. but when you bite into the chicken your mouth with do a little party. No seriously…. my entire family kept going on and on about this recipe.

They keep begging for me to make it again. Everyone loved it and it was a hit all around.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, eggs, ritz crackers, butter, garlic salt pepper

Ingredients

For my version of Ritz cracker chicken you will need just these ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Eggs
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Butter
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper

Yep that is it! The crackers are loaded with flavor so it is really all you need.

How to Make Ritz Cracker Chicken:

  • Prepare oven and baking dish – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spay a baking dish with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk Eggs – Whisk the 2 eggs in a large shallow bowl.
  • Crush the Ritz Crackers – Place the crackers in a food processor and blend until they are fine crumbs. Add them to a separate shallow bowl and stir in the garlic salt and pepper.
  • Dip the Chicken – Dip the chicken in beaten egg and then coat the chicken with the cracker mixture.
Chicken being submerged in egg and ritz cracker crumbs.
  • Make sure all chicken is coated – Then place the coated chicken in the baking dish. Continue this process until all the chicken has been coated.
  • Place chopped butter on chicken – Chop up the butter and place pieces on top of the chicken. You can also top with melted butter.
Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish slices of butter on top.
  • Bake Ritz Cracker Chicken – Bake for 25-35 minutes until chicken is cooked through, has browned slightly and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

The crushed cracker crumbs really make this meal amazing and give each piece of chicken the best flavor.

Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

Ritz chicken is easy to make!

It only takes about 30 minutes for this baked chicken recipe. It is one of the best easy recipes and such a tasty chicken recipe.

Sometimes, we will add a little Italian seasoning or garlic salt to the ritz cracker crumbs before baking. Yum!

Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

Tips for the Best Ritz Butter Chicken:

  • Frozen Chicken – If your chicken is frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. You can also place frozen chicken in a bag and submerge in cold water.
  • Shallow Bowl – Coating chicken with eggs and ritz cracker crumbs works best when you use a shallow bowl.
  • Use both hands – I use one hand to dip chicken in eggs and the other hand to dip in cracker crumbs. This prevents lumps of ingredients on your hands.
  • Sour Cream – My kids like to dip their butter chicken in sour cream.
  • Coating Chicken – When you are dipping chicken in the egg and cracker crumbs, make sure all sides get coated.
Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

Can you Freeze Ritz Cracker Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze Ritz Cracker Chicken. You can either freeze it before you bake it or after you bake it.

  • Freezing Unbaked Chicken – Wrap individual pieces of chicken and place in a zip lock freezer bag. It will last about 6-9 months in the freezer.
  • Freezing Baked Chicken – Once your chicken has cooled to room temperature, place on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a zip lock freezer bag.
Ritz Cracker Chicken on a baking dish

What to serve with Ritz Cracker Chicken:

  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Green Salad
Close up image of ritz cracker chicken with a side salad on a white plate.

How to Store and Reheat:

Refrigerate any leftover chicken in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  

Reheat in the oven to make the chicken crispy again when enjoying your leftovers.  

Print this Ritz Cracker Chicken Bake below:

Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe

5 from 19 votes
Try delicious Ritz Cracker chicken recipe for dinner tonight. If you have these buttery ritz crackers then you can make this delicious baked ritz chicken.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 428
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sleeves Ritz Crackers
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spay a baking dish with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk the 2 eggs in a large shallow bowl.
  • Place the crackers in a food processor and blend until they are fine crumbs. Add them to a separate shallow bowl and stir in the garlic salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken in egg and then coat the chicken with the cracker mixture.
  • Then place the coated chicken in the baking dish. Continue this process until all the chicken has been coated.
  • Chop up the butter and place pieces on top of the chicken.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until chicken is cooked through, has browned slightly and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it's ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate any leftover chicken in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  
*Reheat in the oven to make the chicken crispy again when enjoying your leftovers.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 428kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 51g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 267mg, Sodium 710mg, Potassium 875mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 661IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    My 6 yo son helped me make this recipe it was so easy. The kids were obsessed and ask all the time to eat it again. It’s a favorite around here for sure!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The chicken is so tender and that buttery ritz cracker adds so much to this dish! Thank you so much; It brought back memories for me of my grandma, and also my dad, making her chicken ritz cracker casserole. I will be making this over and over again!!

  3. 5 stars
    Grandkids love this recipe…usually make it with chicken tenders for them. I have made them with added cheese and different spices for a different flavor now and then. It is a keeper recipe for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    Loved this—very easy, and I’m always looking for a different way to make chicken. I like it with Ritz crackers, but one time we were out, so I crushed some “chicken flavored crackers.” (I think they were Walmart brand.) it was surprisingly good that way too. Thanks!

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