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Ritz Cracker Chicken

In this Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe, tender baked chicken is dipped in egg and coated with crushed buttery Ritz crackers and spices.

ritz cracker chicken with green beans on the side

If you’re looking for a super easy chicken recipe for tonight’s dinner, this is it. Or if you’re just looking for new chicken recipes in general, consider adding this one to your “must try” list along with my Salsa Chicken and Chicken Fried Chicken. This is a family-friendly recipe, the chicken turns out nice and tender, and it’s delicious!

ingredients displayed for making ritz cracker chicken

Ingredients needed:

  • chicken breasts
  • Ritz crackers
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • eggs
  • butter

ritz cracker chicken on baking sheet just out of the oven

How to make Ritz Cracker Chicken:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Before starting this recipe, make sure the chicken breasts are similar in thickness so they’ll cook evenly. If not, pound them to an even thickness.

In one bowl, combine Ritz cracker crumbs with Italian seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs.

Pat the chicken dry. Then dip the chicken first in the egg mixture and then in the Ritz crumb mixture to coat the whole chicken breast. Set the coated chicken in a 9×13-inch pan.

Drizzle all of the chicken breasts with melted butter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden and cooked through.

ritz cracker chicken on white plate with green beans

Can you use other crackers for Ritz Cracker chicken?

Well, the short answer to that question is “yes.” Ritz crackers are wonderful in this recipe because they have good flavor and are slightly buttery tasting. So I definitely wouldn’t use water crackers or any kind of cracker that doesn’t have a lot of good flavor on its own. But if there is another buttery sort of cracker you like to buy, then definitely try it out to use in this Ritz Cracker chicken. You might just find a new use for your favorite crackers!

ritz cracker chicken on white plate

Let’s face it: the butter drizzled onto this chicken is what helps make it so amazing as it bakes in the oven. I have tried just spraying the coated chicken with nonstick spray before to see if that works well since I’m always trying to cut calories. It does work that way, but the butter drizzle is definitely way more delicious. Serve Ritz cracker chicken with your favorite side dishes. I like roasted green beans and Greek potatoes with lemon vinaigrette. Enjoy!

ritz cracker chicken with green beans on the side

Ritz Cracker Chicken
A buttery Ritz cracker crust coats tender, baked chicken.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 559 kcal


  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups finely crushed Ritz crackers
  • teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Mix the crushed Ritz crackers in a bowl with Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and black pepper. Whisk the eggs in another bowl.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg and then press it into the Ritz cracker mixture, flip and press the other side. You may need to repeat pressing it in the Ritz crumbs to make sure it is completely coated.
  • Place the chicken in a greased 9x13-inch pan or on a baking sheet. Drizzle the butter over the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 559kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 43gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 1306mgPotassium: 732mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 569IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken, ritz crackers
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 15th of March 2023

I tried your ritqcracker chicken it was good


Tuesday 21st of February 2023

This used to be my favourite way to bake chicken! Unfortunately, I cannot eat gluten anymore and I haven't been able to find a substitute for Ritz crackers! Any suggestions?


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Are there any buttery sort of gluten-free crackers? Or pretzels?


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Delicious! I used reduced fat Ritz crackers and margarine instead of butter. Absolutely mouth watering!!! I also spayed it with cooking spray so I could use less margarine. Easy and so delicious!


Tuesday 12th of October 2021

We're having it again tonight since we all loved it so much in my first review!


Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Sounds good! I only have one thing to point out. On the ingredients you call for Ritz Crackers, in direction #3, you say to press the chicken into the CORN FLAKE mixture. Then you go back to the Ritz again if needed to be re-pressed to make sure it's completely coated.

I was copying the recipe for my file, and I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading it right. I'm sure this was just an error, but I thought I would point it out


Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Thank you- error fixed!