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Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole (+Video)

Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole has only 6 ingredients! It is a family favorite! Creamy deliciousness with a crunchy Ritz cracker topping! So good!


This casserole is a go-to classic favorite. It’s one of those recipes that can be whipped up quickly and you don’t have to buy a long list of ingredients to make it. It can even be made ahead of time and frozen to eat for later.

Creamy Ritz Chicken Casserole on a white plate


I love to serve this with some fresh veggies like steamed broccoli, corn or Green Beans. You can also add those veggies directly into the casserole if you want. Also, a yummy green salad with lots of veggies would be perfect!

Ritz Chicken Casserole on a plate with a fork holding up a bite of the casserole.


I can never have enough chicken recipes. But sometimes you don’t need a big ole casserole. So, you can split this recipe and put it into two smaller pans. Make one now and freeze on for later. Like with all freezer meals, it’s super important that you wrap it up well so you’re not dealing with freezer burn later on.


You can certainly have fun with this casserole and add different seasonings and flavors. You could add onion powder and garlic powder to the cream mixture. Those are the most common seasonings most people have on hand. You could certainly use pretty much any seasoning that you would use on chicken.

a white spoon instated into Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole.


  • cream of chicken with herbs soup – you can use the regular cream of chicken without herbs or you can use cream of mushroom as well (or you can make your own from scratch and you can adjust the level of sodium and/or herbs that are used).
  • sour cream – you can substitute with plain Greek yogurt – a lot of people have asked about substituting mayonnaise and I have not tried that so I can’t say how that would turn out.
  • green onion – this is optional if you don’t like green onion, you could also substitute with regular onion or a shallot but it will be a stronger onion flavor than green onion.
  • store-bought rotisserie chicken – I find this easiest but you could use leftover cooked chicken or you could use canned chicken or you could boil or roast some chicken.
  • Ritz crackers – you can use regular saltine crackers or club crackers, if you want to reduce sodium you could use unsalted crackers.
  • salted butter – if you want to reduce sodium content, you could use unsalted butter.
diced rotisserie chicken, cream of chicken soup, ritz crackers, melted butter, sour cream.


Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Spray a 2.5 quart baking dish (or a 9×9 square baking dish) with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream and green onion.

sour cream, cream of chicken soup, sliced green onion in a glass bowl.

Then stir in chicken.

shredded cooked chicken mixed together with sour cream, cream of chicken, sliced green onion mixed together in a bowl.

Spread mixture into the prepared dish. In that same bowl, combine crushed crackers with melted butter.

melted butter mixed together with crushed Ritz butter crackers in a bowl.

Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the casserole. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the cracker topping is golden brown and the casserole is bubbly.

baked Ritz Chicken Casserole recipe

Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad!

Easy Cracker Chicken Baked Casserole served on a white round plate.


Originally published: February 2017
Updated & Republished: April 2019

Easy Ritz Chicken Casserole recipe

Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole (+Video)

Ritz Cracker Chicken Casserole only has 6 ingredients! It is a family favorite! Creamy deliciousness with a crunchy Ritz cracker topping! So good!
4.84 from 266 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of chicken with herbs soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used a family size rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 2.5 quart baking dish (or a 9×9 square baking dish) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of chicken with herbs soup, 1 cup sour cream and ½ cup sliced green onion.
  • Then stir in 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken. Spread mixture into the prepared dish.
  • In that same bowl, combine 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed with 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted.
  • Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the casserole.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the cracker topping is golden brown and the casserole is bubbly.


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  • Try adding in one cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the chicken mixture for a twist of flavor!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 39g | Sodium: 725mg | Sugar: 3g

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  1. Hey Brandie, can’t wait to make this for family dinner next Sunday but want to prepare and freeze on Thursday and won’t be back till Sunday and I need to know do I prepare and than freeze or do I prepare and cook before freezing? Sincerely,

    1. You can actually do either to be honest. But I would probably not cook it first. If you have time, let it defrost in the fridge first before baking 🙂 You could technically cook it from frozen but it will take longer and I don’t know how long to tell you since I’e never cooked it from frozen.

  2. 5 stars
    This is my family’s favorite dish. The only thing I do differently is omit the green onion and add 3 Tbsp of ranch seasoning mix. We serve it over Jasmine rice or egg noodles and steamed broccoli on the side. So good!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been meaning for comment several years but didn’t get around to it. I made just minor adjustments. I wanted more onion flavor so I used onion powder and also a little garlic powder and black pepper. It was delicious with mashed potatoes. Thanks for this.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this since Covid.. It’s my girlfriend‘s favorite dinner.❤️ only thing we changed is cubed chicken instead of shredded. I am trying shredded tonight though!

  5. I made it n did step by step n it was too salty and too much cheese it’s like missing something
    Cream cheese
    Sour cream
    Cottege cheese
    Cream of chicken ( low sodium)
    Onion powder
    Onion powder
    Ritz crackers
    It wasn’t good at all I will not be making this ever sorry wasn’t good for me

    1. I’m sorry but why did you use cottage cheese? That’s not in the recipe. There also isn’t any cream cheese. I’m not sure why you’re reviewing this recipe when you didn’t even make the actual recipe

  6. 5 stars
    First time I have made it. Just my husband and I and we loved it. I did goof and used 1sleeve of ritz and a stick of butter, but it was still good. As it is to rain all day tomorrow, we will be having leftovers with our favorite beer.

  7. 5 stars
    Everyone loved this! The cream of chicken with herbs and the sour cream was really nice, and the crispy buttery cracker topping really made every bite. I had to omit the green onions, because of a guest’s dietary restriction, but we didn’t seem to miss them. I would like to hear if anyone thinks they add a lot to the flavor, as I may make it that way some other time.

    1. 5 stars
      I’ve made this several times and it is so good and easy. We serve with side of broccoli or brussel sprouts. I add a little cream cheese to the wet mix for added richness. Lots of black pepper. Thank you for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe and decided to make this for supper. I was missing a couple of items after I had begun to mix it and decided to go ahead. The longest thing it took me to do was stripping the chicken. I thought I had cheddar but it was Colby jack. I went ahead and used that. I had planned on making a double as we have appointments tmrw at Duke. I put in mixed veggies with the chicken and soups, one mushroom and one celery, also some broccoli. I sliced a sweet onion very thin and used that in place of the green onions. For the topping, I did as you said with the Ritz and mixed a cup of mozzarella in with the crackers and butter. Thank you so much for this recipe. I think I will do as some of the others said and try canned chicken. All in all, this is a wonderful recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this once before in loved it, my question is do you think cut up chicken would be ok instead of shredded? I have left over cut up and thought I would use that instead of buying a whole new chicken

    Thank you

  10. 5 stars
    Delicious! I added extra Ritz because I love them but I won’t need to do that next time. Besides my mistake of adding extra, it was yummy! Thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    Mom has been making this casserole all my life. Since I was a child. Even I make it sometimes but her recipe didn’t call for green onions. But it’s very delicious! a family favorite.

  12. 5 stars
    I have made this about 20 times now. It is perfect! I usually substitute half of the sour cream for Duke’s mayo and the texture is awesome. Also, my store doesn’t have the soup with herbs, so I use some dry ranch seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Very, very good! Thank you so much.