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 Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category Category: Dinner
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine 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
February 11, 2020 7:58 pm

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

Laura
Laura
November 25, 2019 12:02 am

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
October 19, 2019 6:47 pm

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
August 2, 2019 1:30 am

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
February 10, 2019 7:50 pm

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
January 2, 2019 7:35 pm

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

Judy
November 1, 2018 2:52 pm

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
August 22, 2017 5:45 pm

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
July 11, 2017 8:15 pm

Good lord. Too much butter.

Mindi
Mindi
March 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Reply to  Sherry

Its literally called butter chicken.

Karie
Karie
January 14, 2017 9:47 am

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

Neva
Neva
January 4, 2017 11:52 am

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

Lesley
Lesley
January 3, 2017 3:02 pm

I use the Butter Garlic ritz crackers… so yummy!

Leah
Leah
October 29, 2016 7:23 pm

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

Amy
Amy
September 26, 2016 7:58 pm

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
May 24, 2016 4:37 pm

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

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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