Easy Creamy Sour Cream Chicken Casserole

"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!"
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Boil chicken breast until tender; drain and cube.
  • Spread evenly over the bottom of a square casserole dish.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix sour cream and chicken soup in a separate bowl.
  • Spread the sour cream and soup mixture over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  • Crush the Ritz crackers and spread over top of the casserole.
  • Spoon melted butter on top over all.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven until top is golden brown, approximately 20-30 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Margaret J.
    How do I print this recipe
     
  2. Sharon M.
    Do you have to cook the chicken first?
     
  3. Charlette M.
    Can you substitute Herr's brand. Sour cream and onion chips in replace of the Ritz crackers?
     
  4. darrylgsolvason
    how big of casserole dish how big of chicken breasts
     
  5. bschultz121
    Is this a good casserole to freeze?
     
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Reviews

  1. Faux Chef Lael
    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!
     
  2. MummaKat
    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. Also, instead of boiling I browned the cubed chicken in butter and garlic to up the flavour, yumm! No need for salt and pepper after all that. A huge hit with all of us!
     
  3. mostie
    I actually tried a recipe very, very similar to this some years ago and it was so good~ but it seemed a little bit too 'creamy' for our taste, so I bulked it up by adding a cup or two of cooked white rice to the initial sour cream/cream soup mixture along with a little bit of poultry seasoning, and it really knocked it out of the park :D
     
  4. cjdbgd
    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.
     
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    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!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Sherri B.
    I love this recipe. I made it tonight but added the French dried onions instead of crackers because I'm out of butter. Was delicious.
     
  2. kristin316
    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:)
     
  3. slane1215
    Used cream of mushroom soup and parmesan cheese on top
     
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  4. lgstabley
    Added onions to the mix.
     
  5. Jani M.
    I have made this recipe a few times, try adding penne pasta little garlic and Adobo seasoning. I also added broccoli. Let it cook for 45 minutes and enjoy. My granddaughters love it!
     

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