Ritz Chicken Casserole

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A comforting one-dish ritz chicken casserole recipe with shredded chicken in a rich and creamy sauce topped with buttery Ritz crackers.

Ritz Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers

When it comes to quick and easy dinners, it doesn’t get much easier than this Ritzy chicken casserole.

The classic chicken casserole recipe is made with a short list of just 6 ingredients–some of which you likely have right now in your pantry.

It takes only 10 minutes to prep the chicken ritz casserole and then 30 minutes in the oven. You can’t beat that!

>> Looking for more easy weeknight dinner recipes? Try our easy chicken noodle casserole!

Ritzy Chicken Casserole

This chicken casserole is creamy, comforting, hearty, and just plain yummy.

The buttery Ritz cracker topping gives the dish the perfect bit of crunch to complement the creamy chicken. So freakin’ good!

If your family is anything like mine they will love it and ask you to make it again and again.


melted butter, shredded chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, Ritz, and seasonings

For this easy recipe you will need:

  • Chicken: I use crockpot shredded chicken for casserole recipes but rotisserie chicken, canned chicken, leftover chicken, or any other pre-cooked chicken work also.
  • Cream of chicken soup: I prefer Cream of Chicken Soup with Herbs as it gives the dish some extra flavor but regular cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup can be used instead.
  • Sour cream
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Ritz Crackers: Two sleeves of Ritz crackers roughly crushed. Bread crumbs or panko can be used in place of the crackers, but then it wouldn’t really be a legit Ritz casserole!
  • Butter: Salted or unslated. I try to use unsalted butter if I have it on hand because I figure that the Ritz crackers are salty enough already.

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Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers

How to Make Ritz Chicken Casserole

  1. COMBINE: Stir casserole ingredients together and spoon into prepared baking dish.
  2. TOP: Sprinkle with crushed crackers and drizzle with melted butter.
  3. BAKE: Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes.

Serve with your favorite vegetable or a salad and enjoy!

Chicken Ritz Casserole Recipe

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Ritzy Chicken Casserole
4.46 from 198 votes

Ritz Chicken Casserole

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
A comforting one-dish chicken casserole recipe with shredded chicken in a rich and creamy sauce topped with buttery Ritz crackers.


  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup with herbs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups cooked chicken shredded or diced
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 stick butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and coat a 2 quart (or 8 in. baking dish) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir to combine cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and Italian seasoning. Stir in chicken. Transfer to the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with crushed Ritz crackers and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 mins, until crackers are golden and center is hot and bubbly.


  • You can use Cream of Mushroom Soup or regular Cream of Chicken Soup in place of Cream of Chicken Soup with Herbs.
  • While the recipe calls for Ritz crackers, you can use 1 cup of regular bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs instead.
  • Add 1-2 cups broccoli, peas, or mixed veggies to the casserole, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 387kcal
Ritzy Chicken Casserole

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  1. I {mostly} had the ingredients for this so it was supper tonight using 1.5 cups of leftover rotisserie chicken, 3/4 cup sour cream so I added a little over 2 cups of almost cooked broccoli florets to fill out the dish. I did add some garlic and onion powders & black pepper. And I only needed 1 sleeve of crackers and 1/2 stick butter to fully cover the top of my 8 x 8 casserole dish It was DELICIOUS! Thank you for this very easy, tasty and forgiving recipe. I will make this again!

  2. This was easy and delicious!! I think
    Next time I will use 1/2 stick butter and 1
    Sleeve of crackers. Definitely making again.

  3. I made this last night and it was very good. I added bacon bits and a variety of seasoning but even as is this is a solid recipe. Will definitely make again.

  4. I didn’t pre cook the chicken, i just cubed it and am cooking it for 45min. I hope it works out!

  5. This is made frequently in our house & everyone loves it! I always layer white rice at the bottom of mine & tend to use garlic & onion powder as well. Tonight I used the leftovers of a rotisserie chicken & it was so easy and quick to make!

  6. Made this today. Was so tasty. Think it could’ve used a second can of soup. I only used 1 sleeve of crackers. Family loved it…none left…lol

  7. I’ve been making this Ritz Chicken Casserole for several years & I always use a can of cream of mushroom & a can of cream of chicken &1 8oz sour cream, 2 sleeves ritz & butter & sprinkle bottom & top with the ritz. Use white meat chicken. 1 1/2 sticks of butter. Everyone loves it.

  8. Thank you for the recipe!I layer two sleeves of crushed crackers on the bottom,use spray butter to coat crackers. Can of cream of chicken and can of cream of mushroom with garlic sour cream and shredded chicken mixed together spread mixture on top of crackers. Add two more sleeves crackers on top, spray with butter.

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