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Ritz cracker chicken with cheese and parsley on a white plate

Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Holly
The only thing better than a chicken breast is this Ritz Cracker Chicken with a cheesy crispy coating and an easy homemade cheese sauce.


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 2 sleeves Ritz or Cheese-Its crackers crushed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup milk

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup evaporated milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut chicken breasts into 3 equal pieces.
  • Crush crackers.  Toss with cheddar cheese and garlic powder. Combine milk and beaten eggs in a separate small bowl.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and then into the cheese & crackers. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are coated.
  • Once coated, gently dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture a second time and then into the crumbs again gently pressing the crumbs to adhere.
  • Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with parsley.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Cheese Sauce

  • Toss cheddar cheese and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Add evaporated milk and microwave 45 seconds.
  • Stir and microwave in 30-second increments until thick and creamy (about 90 seconds total).


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 567mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 492mg | Iron: 1.4mg