Skip to Content

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.

Sour Cream baked Chicken with Ritz Topping

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.


Priorities, you guys.


Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

So anyway, with school around the corner I thought it was high time we started pulling together some actual dinner recipes. Soon, smoking ribs on the deck until 8 at night is going to 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.

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.

Easy Roasted Tomato Pasta
Easy Roasted Tomato Pasta
← Read Last Post
Chicken Taquito Recipe
Peach Chicken Taquitos
Read Next Post →


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.