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Sour Cream Chicken

This Sour Cream Chicken recipe is a new family favorite! Boneless skinless chicken is covered in a seasoned sour cream and topped with crushed buttery Ritz crackers. It comes together fast and is sure to make weeknight meal planning a cinch!

Sour Cream Chicken Recipe

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by the drug store to grab face wash or mascara or something, and I noticed right away that the seasonal items in the middle of the store no longer consist of foam pool noodles, goggles, and citronella.

The middle of the drug store is FULL OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

So I came right home to tell Andrew about the piles of notebooks, loose leaf paper, colored pencils, and Crayola crayons.

This was his response: “Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.”

And then he stomped into his room without bending his knees like Frankenstein and face-planted into the bed.

I don’t know what his problem is. School is exciting!

School means my kids have to read BOOKS. And get out of bed in the morning! It means they have to go to bed at 10 p.m.


Sour Cream baked Chicken with Ritz Topping

Priorities, you guys.

So anyway, with school around the corner I thought it was high time we started pulling together some actual dinner recipes. Soon, Grilled Meatloaf at 8:30 pm because I wasn’t paying attention since the sun is definitely still shining will be a logistical impossibility.

And while that is definitely sort of sad, I am also looking forward to schedules. Sitting at the dinner table. Crunchy fall leaves. The Walking Dead.

I’m getting ahead of myself.

What do I need to make Sour Cream Chicken?

Okay so you are DEFINITELY going to already have some of these things handy. Hopefully most of them? One less trip to the store is always preferable for me. Here’s what you need:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Ritz crackers
  • melted butter
Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

Sour Cream Chicken is a super simple weeknight meal. Seasoned sour cream is spread over boneless skinless chicken, and then topped with buttery crunchy crushed Ritz crackers. With a salad or some veggies this will easily become part of your dinner rotation.

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Sour Cream Chicken
Yield: serves 6

Sour Cream Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sour Cream Chicken is a super simple weeknight meal. Seasoned sour cream is spread over boneless skinless chicken, and then topped with buttery crunchy crushed Ritz crackers. With a salad or some veggies this will easily become part of your dinner rotation.


  • 1 1/2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders, Or breasts sliced into 1-1/2 inch wide strips
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers, Crumbled into small little bits
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, Melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking dish with foil.
  2. Lay the chicken pieces in the pan side by side. It's okay if they touch.
  3. Sprinkle liberally with salt & pepper. then mix the sour cream with the onion and garlic powder and spread evenly across the top of the chicken.
  4. Combine the Ritz cracker crumbs with the melted butter until evenly coated and then sprinkle across the top of the sour cream layer.
  5. Bake for 25 - 35 mins, or until the Ritz cracker crumbs are golden and crisp, the juices run clear, and the internal cooking temp is 165°F.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g

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Tuesday 15th of December 2020

can you mix a ranch packet in with the sour cream??

Heather Tullos

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I mean ... yeah. GO NUTS lol. I haven't tried it but it sounds fab.


Tuesday 20th of March 2018

I just made an improvised version of this last night! I ran out of garlic and onion powder, they're staples at my house, so I used fresh garlic and skipped the onion powder. I subbed traditional sour cream for mexican crema, as that's all I had on hand and used club crackers instead of Ritz. My family loved it, thank you for sharing.

Heather Tullos

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Your changes sound EXCELLENTTTTTT. Thanks so much, Maleah!

Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books

Friday 31st of July 2015

I love a good weekday meal! After an hour plus commute, I'm always on the lookout for easy recipes when I finally drag myself home. This looks great!

Heather Tullos

Monday 10th of August 2015

Thanks so much Sarah! An hour commute deserves ALL the easy recipes.


Friday 31st of July 2015

Well in Andrew's defense, I work in a school and pretty much have that same reaction!! :) This chicken looks delicious!

Heather Tullos

Monday 10th of August 2015

Haha. It's a unanimous feeling then... unless you are a parent :) This recipe is a keeper! And it's really easy to lighten up. We love it.