Heavenly Chicken Recipe With Ritz Crackers: How To

Today, we’re going to be looking at a heavenly chicken recipe with ritz crackers. If you’re looking for flavorful chicken with an extra crunchy coating – this is the recipe for you. One of the latest food crazes is coating food in different products, other than breadcrumbs. I tried replacing batter on fish using salt and vinegar chips recently – which was incredible! So I thought we’d look at coating chicken in ritz crackers today. Let’s see how to make this crunchy mealtime favorite.

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What Is Heavenly Chicken with Ritz Crackers?

You may be wondering why it’s called heavenly chicken. It’s quite simple really. It gets its name because it really does taste that good. Chicken with sour cream, a buttery drizzle, and a Ritz cracker crust – what more could you want from a meal? It’s crispy on the outside, but moist on the inside. It’s definitely a favorite in my house.

Ingredients In Heavenly Chicken With Ritz Crackers

Depending on which recipe you follow, the ingredients may differ slightly. However, the ingredients we’re using for our recipe today are:

  • chicken breasts (or chicken thighs if you’d prefer)
  • sour cream
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • Ritz crackers
  • butter
  • herbs (for garnish)

Nutritional Information

You may be curious as to the nutritional value of heavenly chicken with Ritz crackers. Each chicken breast contains the following:

  • Calories: 491
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Protein: 51g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 182mg
  • Sodium: 514mg
  • Potassium: 955mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

1) Heavenly Chicken With Ritz Crackers Recipe

We’ll be looking at two recipes of heavenly chicken with Ritz crackers. The first is a recipe inspired by Buns in My Oven. This chicken is cooked in the oven, whereas the second is cooked in an air fryer (which is said to obtain crispier results).

How long do you cook Ritz cracker chicken

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 4 chicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups of Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • parsley (to garnish)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you’ll need for this dish. Ensure your oven is preheated to 375 degrees, before you put the chicken into the oven. Also, prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray.

Step 2: Prep the chicken

Pound the chicken breasts (or thighs). Be sure that they’re all a similar thickness, so they cook at the same time. Grab two shallow dishes. In the first, add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and sour cream and mix well. In the second, add the crushed Ritz crackers. Now place each piece of chicken into the first shallow dish (the sour cream) and then into the Ritz crackers. Ensure each piece is well coated.

Step 3: Bake

Place the chicken pieces into your prepared baking dish from earlier. Before placing into the center of the oven, pour over the melted butter. Bake for around 3o minutes (it may be slightly longer, depending on the thickness of your chicken).

Step 4: Enjoy!

Leave to rest for a few minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the top of the chicken. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

2) Air Fryer Heavenly Chicken Recipe

If you’re looking for extra crunchy chicken, and a slightly healthier option – this recipe is the one for you. And it’s inspired by 365 Days of Crock Pot. Let’s take a look.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1lb of chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the coating

Grab a bowl and mix together the salt, onion powder, paprika, and sour cream. In another bowl, add the crushed crackers. Firstly, place the chicken into the sour cream; once coated well, place the chicken into the crackers. Ensure each piece of chicken is well coated.

Step 2: Fry the chicken

Place the chicken into the air fryer. Ensure there is enough space between each piece of chicken; this will help them to crisp up. The air fryer should be at 400F and cook for around 6 minutes. After this time, turn the chicken over and cook for a further 6 minutes.

Step 3: Enjoy!

Remove from the air fryer and leave to rest for a few minutes. Serve with a side dish of your choice. Enjoy!

How many calories are in a heavenly chicken

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with a heavenly chicken recipe with Ritz crackers. While it may seem strange using Ritz crackers in this way, once you try this dish – you’ll never go back! It’s salty, moist, and crunchy; the perfect combination.

Do you know any tips or tricks when it comes to making Ritz cracker chicken? Or do you have your own wacky recipe? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Heavenly Chicken Recipe With Ritz Crackers

Heavenly Chicken Recipe With Ritz Crackers: How To

aniasvibrantkitchen
Today, we're going to be looking at a heavenly chicken recipe with ritz crackers. If you're looking for flavorful chicken with an extra crunchy coating - this is the recipe for you. One of the latest food crazes is coating food in different products, other than breadcrumbs. I tried replacing batter on fish using salt and vinegar chips recently - which was incredible! So I thought we'd look at coating chicken in ritz crackers today. Let's see how to make this crunchy mealtime favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups of Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • parsley (to garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare
    Gather all of the ingredients you'll need for this dish. Ensure your oven is preheated to 375 degrees, before you put the chicken into the oven. Also, prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Prep the chicken
    Pound the chicken breasts (or thighs). Be sure that they're all a similar thickness, so they cook at the same time. Grab two shallow dishes. In the first, add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and sour cream and mix well. In the second, add the crushed Ritz crackers. Now place each piece of chicken into the first shallow dish (the sour cream) and then into the Ritz crackers. Ensure each piece is well coated.
    4 chicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless), 1 cup of sour cream, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 1/2 cups of Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • Bake
    Place the chicken pieces into your prepared baking dish from earlier. Before placing into the center of the oven, pour over the melted butter. Bake for around 3o minutes (it may be slightly longer, depending on the thickness of your chicken).
    2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • Enjoy!
    Leave to rest for a few minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the top of the chicken. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
    parsley (to garnish)
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FAQs

How Long Do You Cook Ritz Cracker Chicken?

If you're cooking your Ritz cracker chicken in the oven, it should take around 30 minutes in the center of the oven. If you're frying the chicken, it should take around 6 minutes each side.

How do You Get Cracker Crumbs to Stick to Chicken?

The best way to get cracker crumbs to stick to chicken is by using sour cream. However, you can also use yoghurt which is also incredibly effective - but not quite as tasty as sour cream. Sour cream tends to give the chicken a tangy taste.

Do I Sear My Chicken Thighs Before Baking?

You don't need to sear chicken thighs before baking. However, it does help the texture and crust. If you like crispy skin on your chicken thighs, it's advised that you sear before baking. 

How Many Calories Are in a Heavenly Chicken?

In each piece of heavenly chicken breast, there's just under 500 calories. While it may seem high in calories for a piece of chicken, this chicken is far healthier than a piece of fried chicken in oil.