Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken.. a classic recipe made with Ritz crackers and baked with butter. SO so good!!

This old-fashioned Butter Chicken recipe is nostalgic, simple and delicious. Tender chicken breasts topped with crumbled, buttery Ritz crackers!

Love easy chicken recipes? Try my MIYM Chicken or my Chicken and Noodles!

Butter Chicken.. a classic recipe made with Ritz crackers and baked with butter. SO so good!!

So I’m getting on to you guys with another chicken recipe! We eat a lot of chicken around here…it’s easy, versatile, and quick! This Butter Chicken recipe is ALWAYS a hit. You can serve it with rice, a salad, a green veggie or even mashed potatoes and you have a weeknight dinner that your whole family will love.

Butter Chicken aka Cracker Chicken

Butter Chicken. Simple chicken breats coated in buttery Ritz crackers and baked in butter...OMG so good!

This easy recipe is also known as Ritz Cracker Chicken…and is basically chicken candy, if we’re being honest. So I guess I’m not deviating too far.

Baby steps.

Butter Chicken Ingredients

We love this recipe around here because it’s super yummy and quick-quick.

My Grandma made it for me when I was little from one of her recipe cards…that I now have today.

AND I usually have everything to make it in my kitchen at all times.

We’re Ritz people…all day errday.

How to Make the Best Butter Chicken

Just crush up some Ritz and mix in some salt, pepper and garlic powder. You could easily get more creative with additional spices, but I’m keeping it simple here today.

Ritz cracker crushed

Coat your chicken breasts with beaten eggs and the cracker mixture and place them in a 9×13 baking dish.

Next grab your buttah and cut it into cubes!

Butter

Just randomly scatter it all over the chicken.

Also, FYI I bought the already trimmed chicken that is sliced thin. You don’t have to…BUT if you use thicker chicken breast, you’ll have to adjust the bake time.

The butter chicken right before it goes in the oven

See how pretty it looks when it’s done?

I wanna…

Butter Chicken.. a classic recipe made with Ritz crackers and baked with butter. SO so good!!

I usually serve it with a green veggie and some rice.

Easy everyday food.

Butter Chicken. Simple chicken breats coated in buttery Ritz crackers and baked in butter...OMG so good!

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Butter Chicken, a simple and delicious weeknight meal!

 

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Butter Chicken

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

This old-fashioned Butter Chicken recipe is nostalgic, simple and delicious. Tender chicken breasts topped with crumbled, buttery Ritz crackers!


Ingredients:

  • 11/4 pounds lean boneless chicken breasts pounded or sliced thin (approx 1/2 inch)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Butter round crackers (about 30), crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In medium bowl combine crushed crackers, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Rinse and pat each chicken breast dry. Dip each breast into the whisked eggs and then into the cracker mixture, coating evenly.
  4. Place chicken into a 9×13 baking dish. Scatter the cubes of butter around the chicken in the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  5. Serve immediately, spooning extra butter on top of the chicken if desired.

Notes:

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Christy
Christy

My family loved this chicken! Easy to make, and tasty.

Laura
Laura

Not what I expected when I opened ththe recipe but it was delicious! Pretty easy to make and tasted really good. Had the wrong crackers but still worked out and I left nary a crumb in the dish.
Just curious, asking as an inexperienced cook, why rinse and dry the chicken?

Teri Ware
Teri Ware

So easy and so very good! This is a definite keeper and will be a great dish to take to others! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Linda in Orange County
Linda in Orange County

How about using chicken thighs since I just cannot develop a taste for chicken breast? And if so, how to adjust the cooking time?

Patricia
Patricia

Awesome recipe, just finished dinner with my family. We loved it, my son and husband wanted seconds. Thankfully I had enough chicken breast for extras. They never want seconds on my basic baked chicken, this time they wanted seconds. Thanks again for sharing this recipe with us.

Thank you,
Pat from TX

Brenda
Brenda

It was really good. Only thing I wish the bottom was
Crispy like top. However good flavor.

Judy

Yum! I just saved this recipe to make over the weekend. My family is going to love it! I would make it tonight but ran out of crackers.

Michelle

My mom made this for our Sunday dinner this past week and everyone loved it, plus she said it was the easiest chicken she’s ever made.

Sherry
Sherry

Good lord. Too much butter.

Mindi
Mindi

Its literally called butter chicken.

Karie
Karie

I made this last night. SO delicious! It melts in your mouth. Eating leftovers for breakfast this morning ?

Neva
Neva

Thank you. I am so tired of seeing too many sweet recipes. No one needs all that sugar.

Lesley
Lesley

I use the Butter Garlic ritz crackers… so yummy!

Leah
Leah

I make this using Baked Lays due to my gluten intolerance. They are a great substitution for the ritz crackers.

Amy
Amy

May be a dumb question, are you supposed to turn it at anytime during baking? Mine was crispy on top and “goopy” on bottom. Did I use too much butter? I turned it over and put Ive got it on a baking sheet with parchment underneath. Flavor is excellent…just want it crispy all over

Adrienne Stang
Adrienne Stang

I make fish and calamari the same way except I fry it in the butter. It’s delicious.

Memere
Memere

My mother had a recipe similar to this but crushed rice crispy cereal and baked in the oven. We children would fight for the crispy bottom crust that was left in the pan. I do not believe she used any eggs in her recipe only melted butter then dip the chicken in the melted butter then the crushed rice crispies. OMG so bad yet so good, HAHA

Tammy
Tammy

This is my kids favorite chicken recipe. Only change is that I use a sleeve of reduced fat Ritz crackers and I add 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning. yummm!!!

Heidi in NC
Heidi in NC

This is great! I make it with thin boneless pork chops and everyone loves them!

Carol
Carol

Looks delicious, want to make this very soon. My question is, do you need to spray he bottom of the pan with Pam so the chicken doesn’t stick ?

Jennifer taylor
Jennifer taylor

amazing????????I have 5 children and 3 have celiacs disease. I made your version and then just used gluten free crackers to make it gluten free. Was a big hit at our dinner table. My husband even loved it.

maria
maria

Thank you, it was great and easy to do! And very tasty)

Made With Pink

my kids would love this. To be honest, I’ve never heard of this kind of butter chicken before. Only the Indian butter chicken which is in a delicious creamy tomato sauce. Will have to try your version for dinner tonight!

Julie
Julie

Made this for my family last night & it was a HIT!!! (It was a hit w/ me, too, ‘cuz it was SO EASY!!) My picky eater who turned her nose up & said, “Ugh chicken again!” when I told her what I was making, had seconds! That’s unheard of ’round here! Thanks so much Shelly!

Ian "Mr Coffee" George
Ian "Mr Coffee" George

Greetings from Australia, came across this recipe and gathered all the ingredients easily except that I used a Tasmanian Butter instead. The chicken cooked to perfection and the creamy Ritz crackers worked to perfection with the butter. This worked so well I was picking at the crumbs in the pan until it was almost picked clean. The Chicken stayed moist and tender which is something I like as I often use a Sous Vide water bath machine for cooking chicken and the overall flavor was fantastic. another 10/10 for this recipe one meal I will be certain to have again.… Read more »

Rona
Rona

Thanks Shelly. I made these buttery babies tonight and my oh my were they delicious! I have never seen my toddler polish so much chicken in one sitting 😀 I didn’t have any garlic powder either so I opted for fresh garlic instead.. I just squashed a few & scattered them next to the butter 🙂

A definite keeper, thanks for sharing!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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