Ritz Chicken Casserole (+Video)
Ritz Chicken Casserole has only 6 ingredients! It is a family favorite! Creamy deliciousness with a crunchy Ritz cracker topping! So good!
CREAMY CHICKEN CASSEROLE
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.
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH THIS CASSEROLE?
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!
CAN I FREEZE RITZ CHICKEN 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.
WHAT OTHER SEASONINGS CAN I USE?
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.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- 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.
HOW TO MAKE RITZ CHICKEN CASSEROLE:
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.
Then stir in chicken.
Spread mixture into the prepared dish. In that same bowl, combine crushed crackers with melted butter.
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.
Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad!
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Originally published: February 2017
Updated & Republished: April 2019
Ritz Chicken Casserole (+Video)
- 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
- 1/2 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.
- Try adding in one cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the chicken mixture for a twist of flavor!
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Made this tonight! 10/10 recommend! Absolutely delicious!
What if I only have regular cream of chicken soup?
You can certainly use that!
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!
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
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!
Thank you Morgan!! I really appreciate you taking the time to come back and leave a comment!!
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.
Double the soup amount and add a bag of egg noodles par boiled, this has been a family go to for years
I love that idea Ashley!
Would I need to add cooking time if I add frozen carrots?
Hi Judy, that depends. Are they diced carrots or carrot slices? If they are diced, I wouldn’t add any cooking time. I would recommend the diced.
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.
I love your additions! That is absolutely perfect!!