By Dine & Dish on January 18, 2005
Photo by SloppyJoe
Photo by SloppyJoe
"This is one of the first recipes I really "mastered" when I was learning how to cook. My husband got to enjoy this recipe at least twice a month because it was one of the few dishes I knew how to make. Now, that I'm a much better cook, we still have this delicious dinner on our menu at least monthly. It is so easy to put together and very good. If you like your casserole's creamy, then this is one you've gotta try! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!"
Serving Size: 1 (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Good & Tasty recipe! I did do some tweaking, though. I cooked the cubed chicken with diced onion and garlic paste. I also added a cup of frozen peas and a small can of mushrooms to the chicken mixture. I shredded some cheddar cheese on top before adding crushed whole wheat ritz crackers. It was very tasty! But I think it would've been bland if I didn't use extra spices."
"Another wow here! I didn't expect to love it so much, it was just so simple. All the rave reviews convinced me to try it and boy am I glad I did!! Followed others' advice and used more Ritz crackers than called, and a layer of cheese under the crackers, and I added some corn to the chicken for some veggies. A huge hit with all of us!"
"This was a decent recipe the first time I made it, but tweaking it really brought it to the next level. I'm giving it three stars because the original recipe was "good" and easy, and it's not fair to rate it after making a bunch of changes. Here's the suggestions hubby made that really helped:<br/><br/>Sauteed some chopped white onion in butter and combined it with herb stuffing to make a "crust" on the bottom of the pan. Salt, pepper and poultry seasoning on the cubed chicken, which I placed on top of the stuffing (raw, because boiling it is an extra, unnecessary step.) Added corn and green beans to the sour cream/soup mixture to give it some veggies and texture. Poured over the chicken and baked until bubbly. Added shredded sharp cheddar in the last few minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes to thicken. YUM! <br/><br/>Really, it's a totally different recipe at this point I guess, but I would have never thought to make this without a good base. We really liked the sour cream in it! Thanks!"
"Yum, this is a down-home, kick-up your heels, and enjoy the evening kinda dish. There is nothing that I changed about this, except adding a couple of baby peas into the sour-cream/mushroom soup part. I highly recommend this for it's ease, you probably have all these items on hand, and the taste is well worth the minimal amount of time that it takes to prepare. Make it even easier using parts from a rotisserie chicken. Thanks for posting, KC!"
"This is my fav casserole of all time.. my whole family loves it.. instead of ritz I use stuffing mix chicken flavor... & I always make fried green beans and biscuits w it..its amazing. People call and ask me for recipe all the time:)"
"YUM! We loved the Ritz topping! I used half the amount of butter in the topping and it worked out great!"
"We like to eat alot of Chicken and I was looking for something "different" to make for dinner tonight. I have to say, this was so incredibly easy and delicious! My Family loved it!!! Next time, I may add a little of the broccoli florets. Perfect Dish and Delish!!!!!"
"I love this recipe. I made this last night and I did add a few things but not too much. Instead of boiling the chicken I cubed it and sauteed it with some finely chopped onion and garlic. I also added some shredded cheddar cheese on top of the soup mixture. This is such a good recipe. Its very rich though, but yummy. (we were practicaly licking the pan) I served this with some buttered noodles and brussel sprouts. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us, I will make again as we loved it."
"This was a huge hit with my husband and daughter. They each went back for seconds. Plus, how easy can you get? I am trying it again tonight, but I don't have Ritz crackers, so I have mixed a 1/2 batch of cornbread and poured it on the top."
"Wow! I'm teaching my sister to cook and thought this would be a great dish to work on. We added broccoli as others suggested and doubled the sour cream and chicken soup. It was amazing and my picky three year old asked for seconds!"
"YUM! I added 16 oz frozen broccoli, a packet of ranch seasoning, and one sleeve of Ritz crackers. Thank you!"
"This is one of our favorite recipes, too! We call it Ritzy Chicken. :) Sometimes, if I'm running short on time, I don't poach the chicken. Just place the thawed meat in the pan, top with soup mixture and crackers, and bake 30 minutes. It has always come out completely cooked and tender, so no worries about raw meat or anything there. I usually use recipe #278160 in place of the canned. It's also nice to add some poppy seeds in, as well. Delish!"
"I love this, have been making it almost weekly because my boyfriend adores it and it's so cheap and adaptable! I usually make 2 packets of instant mashed potatoes and put them on the bottom, then mix the chicken into the sour cream and soup mixture and spread it on the potatoes. Delish!!"
"Had this years ago. My cousin's wife made it for us one night, we ate it over white rice. SOOOO GOOOOOD! I've made it a couple of times but I never knew the exact recipe for it so it never turned out like I remembered. It was never creamy enough like she made it. Thanks so much for posting!"
"Great recipe! But why precook the chicken? I put boneless chicken breast whole in the bottom of a baking dish, add the soup/sour cream mixture which I enhance to my taste and bake the whole thing for 30 to 40 minutes at 350ºF. Comes out great every time, even if I've left it in the oven too long."
"You won't find a recipe much easier than this! I used low-fat sour cream and soup, and it still tastes rich! It's fine as is, but full of possibilities.... consider it a base and try it with other spices or veggies, added according to your tastes. I tried it with 1 teaspoon each of turmeric and pepper. YUM.
Served it over orzo pasta, which was a perfect compliment to balance the richness."
"Scrumptious, classic, easy casserole. This is the one that every kid and adult loves. Fattening, but pretty low carb. My crowd is gluten free so using Glutino original crackers on top makes it perfect. The gluten free crackers are actually better than Ritz because they keep their crunch even when soaked in butter. Mmmmm...butter...."
"This was a very simple and tasty casserole. Will make again and will probably add mushrooms next time."
"So easy to be so good. I did a few things different - sauted the chicken pieces with onions and garlic, and after spreading the chicken in the casserole dish topped with fresh corn kernels. Topped with cheddar cheese prior to the crackers and then baked. Oh so creamy good. What a winning recipe. Enjoyed by all and have plenty left over for another night which is a good thing."