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Ritz Cracker Chicken couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!

Ritz Cracker Chicken takes only a few minutes to prep for an easy weeknight dinner

It’s hard to believe that we are well over halfway through February, considering January lasted no less than 300 days.

Our basement flooded just a couple of days before New Years. This opened a whole Pandora’s box of issues that we’ve spent the last month and a half dealing with.

Plumbers, drywall repair guys, flooring dudes, they’ve all been in and out of my house for weeks.

I’m over it.

When I am spending big chunks of my day with strangers in my house, I don’t really want to put a lot of effort into dinner at the end of the day. We’ve been eating Ritz Cracker Chicken more often than I actually want to admit these days.

Luckily, it’s a favorite of everyone in my family, so no one around here is complaining.

Ritz Cracker Chicken is easy to make and delicious for a weeknight meal or a family dinner


I’ve mentioned in the past that I have a very picky eater for a husband. The guy would gladly eat spaghetti with red sauce six days out of seven.

However, he’d happily rotate this Ritz Cracker Chicken with said spaghetti, or noodles and gravy, and be completely content for all of eternity.

Okay, maybe he’d throw pizza into the mix every once in a while, but you get my point. This chicken is his jam.

Ritz Cracker Chicken is perfectly golden and delicious thanks to crushed cracker crumbs

Not only is Ritz Cracker Chicken delicious and easy to make, it pairs really well with all sorts of side dishes. From buttered noodles and a fresh salad, to marinara with spaghetti, corn on the cob or mashed potatoes, this chicken recipe will most definitely become one of your go-to main dishes – especially on busy weeknights.

I mean, you can’t even order a pizza to be delivered in the time it takes this recipe to come together from start to finish.

Ritz Cracker Chicken couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!

Even though it’s not the fanciest of meals, I’ve served Ritz Cracker Chicken numerous times when we’ve had family over and everyone always falls in love with it immediately. Both my Dad and my mom’s boyfriend actually proclaimed it to be “the best chicken they’d ever tasted.”

That, my friends, is a pretty serious claim, because they can both be tough critics.

Make a quick and delicious weeknight dinner with Ritz Cracker Chicken

What I really enjoy is that I can take this base recipe and make it fit any sort of sides we want to have by switching up the spice profile. Think Italian seasoning, BBQ seasoning, Ranch dressing, or even Frank’s Red Hot.

The simple combination of Ritz Crackers and butter creates a wonderfully crispy outside, but an incredibly juicy and tender inside. It’s exactly what you want baked chicken to be. There’s nothing dried out or lacking in flavor here!

Ritz Cracker Chicken takes just a few ingredients to make the best baked chicken


Ritz Cracker Chicken only takes about 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. You can have dinner on the table in well under an hour with this recipe!

To make Ritz Cracker Chicken, start with two shallow bowls.

In one bowl, beat 2 eggs. In the other, mix together crushed Ritz Crackers and your desired seasonings.

Dip the chicken into the beaten eggs, then into the cracker mixture. Place the cracker-coated chicken into a large baking dish and arrange cubes of butter around each piece of chicken.

Baked Ritz Cracker Chicken is an easy-as-can-be weeknight meal

All that’s left to do now is bake! We like to use thin chicken breasts for Ritz Cracker Chicken. If you use larger pieces of chicken, they may take longer to cook through.

If you need an easy dinner in your back pocket for the picky eaters in your life, THIS is the recipe. Be sure to also check out my Instant Pot Pulled Pork, Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole, Homemade Sloppy Joes and this Creamy Garlic Chicken.

Bread chicken in Ritz crackers and spices for perfectly golden Ritz Cracker Chicken

Ritz Cracker Chicken is a fast weeknight meal and is one your family will request again and again

Ritz Cracker Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ritz Cracker Chicken couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place beaten eggs and cracker crumbs into two separate shallow bowls.
  3. Add garlic salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning to the cracker crumbs and stir to combine.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the eggs and then into the crumb mixture to completely coat the chicken.
  5. Arrange chicken in a 9x13-inch baking dish and arrange cubes of butter around each breast.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.


We use thin cut chicken breasts for this recipe. The thicker your chicken breasts the longer they will take to cook.

This recipe is slightly adapted from allrecipes Famous Butter Chicken.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving Calories 374

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Friday 18th of December 2020

Try this wonderful recipe with Ritz's new EVERYTHING CRACKERS!!! Oh my God!!!


Friday 18th of December 2020

ooooh I will have to give those a try! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Megan R

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Made this tonight. AMAZING. I am the person who is always eating chicken with a sauce of some kind but these were amazing as-is and wanted for nothing. I had seconds and went for thirds before I realized I really was full. Had some thin chicken breast from Omaha Steaks in the freezer and used Townhouse crackers because it’s what I had on hand. Two seven year olds loved it too! This is going to be my go-to recipe for chicken breasts from now on. 


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Megan! Yay to no sauce needed! -Jamie


Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I am cooking this tonight for my folks with glazed carrots and peas yum


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I hope you enjoyed it!


Sunday 15th of November 2020

I cannot even begin to say how much we absolutely LOVE this chicken!! My husband and I could eat this every week ut is just so good! We have never had chicken this tasty! I make this exactly as the recipe instructs and wouldn't change anything! It's perfect! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!


Tuesday 8th of December 2020

So glad to hear you enjoy the recipe. Even though I have been making it for years, it's still one of my very fave weeknight dinner recipes.


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Great recipe! I used a sleeve of ‘everything’ ritz crackers and a sleeve of ‘roasted vegetable’. Kept everything else the same and it was AMAZING. Must try, thanks for the recipe! 

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