Steven's World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I've modified my grandmother's recipe for the 21st Century. I can't have a dinner party and not asked to make this simple dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips (you could use thigh meat as well or chicken strips)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1 box Ritz crackers (the 3 roll size or the minis which crush easier, you can substitute bread crumbs if you like) or 1 box Chicken In A Biscuit crackers (you can substitute bread crumbs if you like)
  • 1 cup sweet butter
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon (for color and flavor) or 2 tablespoons marjoram (for color and flavor)


  1. Clean chicken and pour sour cream over it and let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, take crackers and crush into medium course crumbs, mix in Parmesan cheese and Tarragon/ Marjoram.
  3. Melt half of the butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  4. Dredge chicken in the cracker mixture and set in baking dish.
  5. Repeat until complete.
  6. Melt rest of butter and pour on top of chicken.
  7. Bake@ 350 for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe today - making it for someone else - but absolutely had to take some home for myself!! It was not only "world famous" it is "out of this world famous!!" I cooked it a bit longer to really crisp it up - and changed it to two servings - but still used enough chicken to fill up an 8 x 10 baking pan. I think I used more sour cream than called for in my scaled down recipe too - but - really and truly it is "to die for!!!" He's not lyin!!

Christina1 October 15, 2001

This was incredible!! So easy and delicious. I didn't have tarragon, so I used oregano, garlic salt and pepper. Wonderful. UPDATE: I made this again last night and cut WAY back on the butter (1 T total) was still very tasty and rich.

Mary Anne April 03, 2002

After seeing this as the number 1 recipe for some time, I had to see what the fuss was all about. I am still wondering. Not only was it incredible bland, but it is a heart attack waiting to happen. I suppose "To Die For" Sour Cream Chicken is an appropriate name. The only one in the family who enjoyed this lives outside and eats from a bowl.

Amber Dawn March 13, 2002