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Heavenly Chicken Recipe With Ritz Crackers – Easy Kitchen Guide

By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Last update on October 31, 2022

Are you looking for a delicious chicken recipe that will make your family and friends think you’re a master chef? Look no further than this heavenly chicken recipe. This dish is packed with flavor and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Heavenly chicken recipe

Who doesn’t love chicken? It’s a staple in so many cultures and there are endless ways to prepare it. Chicken is one of the most versatile and delicious meats out there. Whether it’s grilled, roasted, baked, or fried, chicken is always a hit. And this heavenly chicken recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

My friend Alicia, who is a great cook, introduced me to the heavenly chicken recipe with sour cream. She told me this recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves chicken. And she was right!

The first time I tried it, I was hooked. The chicken was so tender and juicy, and the flavor was out of this world. I knew I had to get the recipe so I could make it for my family and friends.

Now, I make the heavenly baked chicken recipe all the time. It’s one of our go-to recipes for weeknight dinners or when we have company over.

Everyone always raves about how delicious it is, and I love knowing that I can take something simple like chicken and turn it into a dish that’s absolutely heavenly.

Trust us; this chicken dish is worth making again and again!

What is heavenly chicken?

The heavenly chicken with sour cream is a dish made with love. It’s dredged in garlic powder, salt and pepper. The chicken is then rolled in crushed Ritz crackers and drizzled with melted butter. The dish is then baked at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

The chicken breasts are coated in a delicious cracker crust. This makes them so moist and buttery, which is the best part of this recipe. 

This chicken recipe is by far the best one I have ever tried. Not only is it easy to make, but the chicken comes out moist and full of flavor. A definite keeper!

How to make heavenly chicken?

How to make heavenly chicken?

Anyone can make this delicious and easy recipe in his/her kitchen. You will find most of the ingredients in the kitchen. All you need is a chicken breast, sour cream, crackers and seasoning ingredients.

It only takes a few minutes to get this dish started. The key to its success is using quality ingredients and allowing the chicken to cook slowly so that it becomes incredibly tender and juicy.

This recipe would not be the same without both sour cream and Ritz crackers. These are the key ingredients of this recipe which makes the chicken moist and juicy. 

Serve this chicken with some steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes for a complete meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Ingredients

  • Boneless and Skinless chicken breasts – 4 pieces (or boneless chicken thighs if you’d prefer)
  • Melted Butter –  2 tbsp
  • Sour cream – 1 1/2 cup
  • Crushed Ritz crackers  – 1.5 cups
  • Garlic powder – 2 tsp 
  • Paprika – 1/2 tsp
  • Parsley of Garnish (Optional)
  • Onion powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt as much as needed

Instructions

 To get the best taste, follow the instructions step by step. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. 
  3. Now, add the chicken to the bowl. After you’ve added the chicken to the mixture, make sure to turn it over so that all sides are evenly coated.
  4. In a shallow dish, take the Ritz cracker crumbs.
  5. Dredge each piece of chicken in the crumbs. Make sure each piece of chicken is coated in crumbs on all sides.
  6. Take some melted butter with a spoon and drizzle the butter over the top. 
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through or golden brown and juices run clear. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Rest the chicken to go down a few temperatures and serve to your beloved persons! 

Helpful Tip and tricks

1. When cutting the chicken into pieces, make sure all the pieces are of even thickness. You can use a meat mallet and plastic wrap to make your chicken even thick. This will help them cook evenly.

2. If using a marinade, pat the chicken dry before cooking it. Otherwise, the marinade will just make the chicken soggy.

3. Cook chicken on a preheated grill or pan for best results.

4. Use a meat thermometer to check if the chicken is cooked through.

5. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking before cutting into it. This will help keep all the juices in!

6. You can use seasoned breadcrumbs instead of Ritz crackers if you don’t have any.  

Heavenly chicken recipe

Heavenly Chicken Recipe

Who doesn’t love chicken? It’s a staple in so many cultures and there are endless ways to prepare it. Chicken is one of the most versatile and delicious meats out there. Whether it’s grilled, roasted, baked, or fried, chicken is always a hit. And this heavenly chicken recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 450 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 medium size bowl
  • 1 shallow dish
  • 1 Oven
  • 1 meat thermometer optional

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pcs Boneless and Skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1.5 cups Crushed Ritz crackers
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • Parsley of Garnish Optional
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • Salt as much as needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  • Now, add the chicken to the bowl. After you’ve added the chicken to the mixture, make sure to turn it over so that all sides are evenly coated.
  • In a shallow dish, take the Ritz cracker crumbs.
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in the crumbs. Make sure each piece of chicken is coated in crumbs on all sides.
  • Take some melted butter with a spoon and drizzle the butter over the top. 
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through or golden brown and juices run clear. Garnish with parsley if desired.

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Notes

1. When cutting the chicken into pieces, make sure all the pieces are of even thickness. You can use a meat mallet and plastic wrap to make your chicken even thick. This will help them cook evenly.
2. If using a marinade, pat the chicken dry before cooking it. Otherwise, the marinade will just make the chicken soggy.
3. Cook chicken on a preheated grill or pan for best results.
4. Use a meat thermometer to check if the chicken is cooked through.
5. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking before cutting into it. This will help keep all the juices in!
6. You can use seasoned breadcrumbs instead of Ritz cracker if you don’t have any. 
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Nutrition Information

Amount per serving And % Daily Values

Serving: 4 Calories: 487 | Fat: 33 g | Saturated Fat: 11.5 g | Cholesterol: 145 mg | Sodium: 748 mg | Potassium: 548 mg | Carbohydrates: 16.5 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar 2 g | Protein 34 g

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Wrapping up

Thank you for reading this heavenly chicken recipe. This is one dish your family and friends will ask you to make again and again. It’s perfect for any occasion, and it’s so easy to make. Give this heavenly chicken recipe a try, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I would love to hear from you!

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