Crispy Baked Chicken

Main Dishes · May 17, 2017

Crispy Cheddar Chicken - Baked chicken coated in sour cream, cheese and ritz cracker crumbs and topped with a delicious, creamy sauce - it's our new go-to dinner recipe!

Do you gather with family for Easter? Now that we are back in Arizona, we do, and we always have a HUGE Easter dinner. We gather with the whole Luna clan and my mom and sisters get together for lunch weeks before to figure out the menu (similar to what they do for Thanksgiving). I tend to have different assignments each year, but this year I was assigned the chicken. Yes, we like to have a variety of meats served at the holiday dinner, and usually have ham, a roast, and a chicken dish.

We had recently tried a recipe for Crispy Baked Chicken that was loved by the whole family, so my mom requested that recipe. I was happy to make it because it was easy and really was so delicious. It may be because it’s smothered in sour cream, cheese and crushed crackers and then topped with a creamy sauce. The recipe actually calls for chicken breasts, but since I was trying to feed a lot I ended up using breast tenders. They are about the third or even a quarter the size of large chicken breast, but they worked perfectly for our Easter dinner!!

I was excited to see that the chicken was all gone in a matter of minutes and several family members asked for the recipe. We had gotten it from Just a Pinch, but we made a few adjustments that we think made the recipe event better!! Give it a try yourself and let us know what you think. 😉

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Slathered in sour cream and then with cheese and the crumb mixture.

Crispy Baked chicken coated in sour cream, cheese and ritz cracker crumbs and topped with a delicious, creamy sauce - it's our new go-to dinner recipe!

This chicken recipe is full of flavor!!

Crispy Cheddar Baked Chicken

So excited to have another go-to chicken dish for the monthly menu. We eat chicken at least once a week, so it’s always nice to have good recipes for it!!

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Crispy Baked Chicken:

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Crispy Baked Cheddar Chicken
 
This Crispy Cheddar Chicken is baked chicken coated in sour cream, cheese and ritz cracker crumbs and topped with a delicious, creamy sauce - it's our new go-to dinner recipe!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut in half)
  • 2 sleeves ritz crackers
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • fresh parsley (for garnish)
Sauce:
  • 1 can(s) cream of chicken soup
  • ⅛ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place crushed crackers in a shallow dish along with salt and pepper. Also place sour cream in a separate baking dish and cheese in another separate dish as well.
  3. Begin by dipping each breast half into sour cream, coating all sides and then place in cheese dish, coating with shredded cheese. Then, place each breast into cracker mixture until well coated.
  4. Place into a greased 9x13. Cover and bake for 50-55 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  6. As chicken is finishing cooking, place sauce ingredients into a small pot and cook on medium high heat. Stir until well combined and serve over chicken along with fresh parsley. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Just a Pinch.

Here is another favorite chicken recipe:

Lemon Chicken with Veggies

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Veggies including green beans and red potatoes. One of the easiest and yummiest dinner recipes!

And here are even a few more chicken recipes we think you’ll enjoy:

ENJOY!

Crispy Cheddar Chicken - Baked chicken coated in sour cream, cheese and ritz cracker crumbs and topped with a delicious, creamy sauce - it's our new go-to dinner recipe!
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fpnelson

One great recipe after another. I can’t stop searching for new recipes from your site. You’ve got to stop-I’m gaining too much weight :)💕

    Lil' Luna

    Awe..you are so nice!! Thanks so much for coming back! I’m so glad you have found some recipes!!

Super Bheem

Great dinner recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

Julie

Hi, This looks awesome! About slicing the chicken, is it in half lengthwise like making cutlets or keeping the thickness and cutting it in half? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    Lengthwise 🙂 But, those are with large chicken breasts, so they aren’t left too thin. Hope that helps you 🙂

Marian Ball

Good morning,
The Crispy Cheddar Chicken definitely looks great and I would truly like to make this for May family, however a few of the family members have some dietary issues.
Is there anyway to make this in a Lactose and Gluten Free process? I’m wishing that you could help me make this dish for my family.

    Lil' Luna

    You might want to ask your family what they are avoiding & maybe they can suggest what they use instead of certain ingredients. I wouldn’t know exactly, since I don’t have those diet restrictions in my family. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more help.

Tammy

Hi on your crispy baked cheddar chicken recipe you mentioned that you used chicken tenders (which is what I would prefer). How long would you bake them
verses the chicken breasts. Sounds and looks so delicious. Thanks! Love your
blog.

    Kristyn Merkley

    It really is so good!! They won’t be in too much less than the breasts. You could start at 40-45 min, then continue on. I always cook chicken longer than not..nothing like raw chicken.

Jessica Raney

I just tried this recipe and it was sooo yummy! 😋 thank you sooo much for sharing. ❤️

Jessie

This is really GOOD! My hole family loves it!

    Kristyn Merkley

    That makes me happy to hear!! It’s a favorite around here! Thank you for letting me know!

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