Butter Chicken

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!

Dig in!

Butter Chicken, a simple and delicious weeknight meal!
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Overhead view of breaded butter chicken cutlets

Butter Chicken

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • 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

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  • 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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 1065.9 mg
  • Fat: 20.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.9 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 105.2 mg

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70 comments on “Butter Chicken”

  1. I’ve made this recipe a few times in the past few years and it is by far my favorite chicken recipe. So delicious!

  2. I make this also but instead of using egg to dredge the chicken in I melt my stick of butter and mix it in with the cracker crumbs then roll my chicken pieces in and bake. So yummy! This is my grandsons favorite meal :0)

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

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