Ritz Cracker Chicken Recipe! Homemade Ultimate Guide

Ritz Cracker Chicken is a 10-minute make-meal recipe with delicious flavor from crushed buttery Ritz crackers, spices, and crispy! Pair it with ingredients potatoes and a vegetable for an unforgettable family meal!

Ritz Cracker Chicken

Today I’m coming back to you guys with another dish. We eat a lot of chicken around here… it’s just so easy, tasty, and fast. This Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe checks all of those dishes, plus the ones labeled “yummy” and “instant family favorite,” for good measure.

Why is that? Let me paint you a mouth-watering picture. It all starts with chicken breasts that are coated in crispy Ritz cracker crumbs and a simple tasty mix. Next, all of this is put into the oven to bake to a buttery creation. The final result is tender, juicy chicken with a wonderfully crispy exterior that you can serve with practically any side dish.

You’ll also love it for how fast and easy it is to whip up! With just 10 minutes of easy prep and 30 minutes of baking, you’re left with a homemade meal on the table that took a little work on your part!


Taste: Every bite greets your taste buds with the flavor of a homemade comfort recipe! The buttery chicken coated in salty Ritz crackers, pantry staple spices, and seasonings make for a deliciously savory meal!

Texture: Crispy Ritz cracker chicken is crunchy on the outside yet delicious juicy and moist on the inside! The perfect texture combination that satisfies at dinner time!


We all knew that buttery, salty Ritz crackers were delicious! However, this baked Ritz cracker chicken recipe makes them stand out even more!

The best part is how EASY it is to make such a flavorful chicken coating! To start with, the chicken gets sprinkled with salt and pepper.

From there, it’s dipped in beaten eggs to allow the Ritz cracker coating to adhere to it. Then the chicken gets its amazing ritz finish that’s made with crushed crackers, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika!

The flavor alone from the Ritz cracker coating makes this recipe worth being in the weekly meal rotation!


  • Crushing Crackers – To make this Ritz cracker chicken bed recipe, the crackers must be crushed. This can be done by using a food processor a nice bag, and a rolling pin. When crushing the crackers, keep in mind that you don’t want cracker powder but cracker crunch!
  • Preparing – When going through the 2-step dredging process, you must prepare ahead of time. That way, you have a nice setup that makes it quick and easy to coat the chicken!
  • Butter Placement – Be sure to place the butter around the chicken and not on top of it before baking! Placing it in the pan around the meat delivers super moist chicken that makes this recipe delicious!
  • Baking – The cooking time on this chicken will vary depending on the thickness of the breast or cut of meat that you use. Therefore, you’ll want to use a kitchen oven to check the inside temperature before eating. For safe eating, the temperature must be at least 165 C degrees.
Ritz Cracker Chicken

How Makes Chicken with Ritz Crackers So Tasty?

Okay, so there might be a couple more details to add to that picture! In addition to the fabulous taste, I love making Ritz Cracker Chicken because it:

  • Pairs with Everything: Want to add pasta? Sounds good. Rice? Roasted vegetables? Those will work too. Check out the servings section below to get some more suggestions on possible side dishes!
  • Can Be Customized: I like to keep it simple with garlic powder, but you can play around with Italian seasoning, paprika, or other spices if you want.
  • Comes Together Quickly: I know, I already mentioned this part… but it’s so key! It takes 10 minutes to make the chicken, and then all you have to do is wait for it to come out of the oven.
Ritz Cracker Chicken

How to Make Ritz Cracker Chicken?

Whipping this Ritz chicken together is (say it with me) SO easy. There are two main points to this recipe into two-step:

Mix the Coating Ingredients: After you preheat the oven, mix cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, and vinegar powder.

  • Prepare the Chicken: Rinse the chicken breasts, then pat them dry. To coat them, then dip them into the cream mixture and evenly cover them with the bread.


Once the Ritz cracker chicken has completely cooled, transfer it into an airtight box. Crispy can then be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.


Placing the butter on top of the chicken would top with the cracker crumbs that coat the meat. It could prevent it from browning properly, which may cause us to lose out on some of the taste coating!

Serving Suggestions

Now that you’ve got the main ideas family away, it’s time to pick a side. Here are a few of my go-to options:

  • Rice or Pasta: Serving this chicken over a simple bread of rice is the easiest option, but you can also make a side of Buttery Lemon Spaghetti, or pasta with tomato sauce, etc.
  • Salad or Veggies: Any green veggie will together nicely with this meal, or you could make a light salad.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Who doesn’t love Mashed Potatoes? If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, I highly forward to mixing some!

How to Store and Cook Again Leftovers

If by some chance you have leftovers for this dish, here’s how to store and cook again everything:

  • To Store: Keep any leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days once it has cooled.
  • To Reheat: When you’re ready to enjoy some more yummy chicken, reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, or in the oven (at about 350F) until warmed through.

Can Freeze Ritz Cracker Chicken?

Sure! Ritz Cracker Chicken can be frozen in an airtight box for 2-3 months. Once melted, follow the same instructions to reheat.


Ritz Cracker Chicken

Ritz Cracker Chicken

Ritz Cracker Chicken isa 10-minute make-meal recipe with delicious flavor from crushed buttery Ritz crackers,spices, and crispy! Pairit with ingredients potatoes and a vegetable for an unforgettable family meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 467 kcal


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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed ritz crackers
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper, and set aside.
    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts,
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    ,½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Place the eggs in a medium-sized shallow bowl and beat well with a fork, set aside.
    2 large eggs
  • Dip the chicken into the egg and coat it, let any excess egg drip off. Place the chicken into the cracker crumb mixture and press the crumbs in on both sides. Place the chicken into the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken
  • Take ¼ cup of the leftover cracker mixture and sprinkle it on top of the chicken. Place the diced butter around the chicken, not directly on top.
    ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Bake for 30 minutes, and check for an internal temperature of 165°F, if it is not done, put it back in until an internal temperature reaches 165°F. Cook time will vary on how big the chicken is. Garnish with parsley, optional, and serve immediately.
    Fresh chopped parsley


Ritz Cracker Chicken is a 10-minute prep dinner recipe that’s packed with delicious flavor from crushed buttery Ritz crackers, spices, and seasonings! Pair it with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for an unforgettable family meal!
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