Cheddar Ritz Chicken - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Cheddar Ritz Chicken

Jan 13, 2024

This Ritz cracker and cheddar crusted chicken is an ode to a chicken casserole my mom made growing up that was topped with Ritz crackers. This version skips the cream of chicken soup and hour long cooking time, but the buttery cheesy crust brings me back to childhood. It is a tasty, easy, family pleasing meal even for my picky eaters.


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 cups Ritz crackers, crushed

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 cup flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees

  2. Add the flour to a shallow dish, beat the eggs with a splash of water in another, and the crackers and cheese to another. Season the flour with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  4. Pound the chicken breasts until they’re about 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then the eggs, then the crackers and add to the skillet. Saute for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown. Place on a wire rimmed sheet pan and transfer to the oven until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Takes 30 minutes

Serves 4

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