Creamy Chicken Casserole

Creamy shredded chicken baked with a Ritz Cracker topping. A delicious meal that is true comfort food and easy to prepare for any night of the week. This Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole will definitely be served at my house again. 

I love to make casseroles. They are fast, and they are easy. Everything is mixed together and popped into the oven. Some people have a love-hate relationship with them. I personally love them. 

Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole
Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

Why Should I Make Chicken Casserole?

Casseroles are perfect for weeknight dishes. They are easy to assemble, and the oven does all of the work. This casserole is loaded with a lot of different flavors- cream cheese, sour cream, chicken, and cream of chicken soup. It tastes like a bite of creamy heaven. Absolutely delicious!

My daughter has requested this dish to be served every week. She loves it! She commented that this was probably her favorite casserole that I have made! Wow! That is the kind of comment you want to hear from your family. It is on our dinner rotation-just not sure if I will serve it EVERY week. 

Ingredients for Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

*Chicken

*Onions

*Cream of Chicken Soup

*Sour Cream

*Cream Cheese

*Seasonings

*Ritz Crackers

*Butter

How to Make Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

  1. Spray an 8″ x 11″ casserole dish with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, soup, sour cream, cream cheese, and seasonings. Mix well until  everything is combined.
  3.  Pour into a prepared casserole dish and top with crushed Ritz Crackers.
  4.  Drizzle melted butter over the top.
  5.  Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.
Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole
Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

Tips for Making Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

If you are short on time, pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store. This will cut down on time and the prep work for preparing this dish. You might also place a chicken or chicken tenders in the crock pot in the morning. The chicken will be ready and waiting on you when you return home. 

Can I Make this Dish Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! Prepare this dish through step 4. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake. I have made this casserole 1 day ahead of time, and it was fine. Just pull out of the refrigerator and bake for about 40 minutes. 

What To Serve with Creamy Chicken Casserole

You have all kinds of options to serve with this casserole. I usually serve corn, green beans, or a side salad, but the choice is yours. Add some crusty bread, and you have a fabulous dinner for your family.

Recipe FAQ’s

Should I Cook the Chicken Before Adding it to the Casserole?

Yes, the chicken should be cooked and chopped before adding it to the casserole.

How Do I Make the Ritz Cracker Topping?

To make the topping for this casserole, you can add crushed crackers to the top of the casserole and drizzle with melted butter. OR You can mix the crackers and butter together and then add to the top of the casserole.

For other dinner options, try:

Classic Meatballs

Chili Mac & Cheese

Sloppy Joes

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Be sure to check out Meal  Plan Monday for more recipes.

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Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole

Gina Abernathy
Creamy shredded chicken baked with a Ritz Cracker topping. A delicious meal that is true comfort food and easy to prepare for any night of the week. This Creamy Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole will definitely be served at my house again. 
5 from 12 votes
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders cooked and diced OR a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers crushed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8 x 11-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, soup, sour cream, cream cheese, and seasonings. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • Pour into the casserole dish and top with crushed Ritz Crackers.
  • Drizzle melted butter over the top.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.
Keyword Creamy Chicken Casserole

24 Comments

  1. FIrst, I want to say I love your recipes! This dip looks like its quick and easy and something you could throw together at the last minute. I love all the ingredients that go in it so I can’t wait to try it with my friends.

  2. We are currently living in a camper and we don’t like to use all the propane up for cooking on the stove/oven. So I CANNOT wait until our house is finished and I can start trying all of your recipes! Being from north Alabama, everything you post is right up our alley. Thanks for sharing such great stuff!

  3. Hi- I’m a ritz cracker fan , it’s the best filler for recipes and breadcrumbs. I am going to try this recipe.
    I have a question: are all the recipes you have on here yours? Just curious

  4. 5 stars
    This looks awesome! My guy was just telling me he’s in the mood for a casserole, and I wanted to try something new. So glad I found this!

  5. 5 stars
    This is the perfect family friendly dinner. I bet my boys love this. I’m adding your recipe to my menu for next week. Can’t wait to try this chicken casserole!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow! I’m loving how you used ritz crackers in the casserole. So unique and innovative. Can’t wait to try it.

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