Recipe: Chicken Casserole

I'm always looking for easy recipes that are "man-friendly" (i.e. no vegetables) and my friend Danielle came through BIG TIME with this one. This is her now-famous chicken casserole recipe - and it is so delicious and probably one of the easiest things I've ever made in my life.

This chicken casserole is so basic - it pairs perfectly with a salad. It's just a few ingredients and it's all comfort food. Shredded chicken, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, Ritz crackers and butter - does it get any better?! This chicken casserole is so delicious - you'll love it!!!

First you boil chicken breasts - I always use a combo of thighs and breasts. I buy the frozen bags and then on a Sunday throw a bunch in the pot and cook them for about 20 minutes. Then they're ready to be shredded for whatever recipe I decide to make this week. I just pulled them apart by hand and scattered them in the 9x11 pan. (The recipe below is for an 8x8 pan - easier for smaller families!)

Then you mix cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. I prefer cream of mushroom - but you can also use cream of chicken. Stir stir stir until it's all mixed together.

Then you spread the soup mixture onto the shredded chicken. It's sort of gloppy - so you'll have to plop spoonfuls and then spread it around.

Last step, crush a sleeve of Ritz crackers on top of the soup mixture. Let me say - this is the most fun part! Those crackers fall apart just by looking at them! I like leaving some chunks too! Then you melt a stick of butter and drizzle that over the top of the crackers. 

Bake for 30 minutes and you're done! It's great for a crowd or picky eaters. Throw together a salad on the side and dinner is served. I absolutely love this recipe and make it at least once/month!

Again - presentation isn't my strong suit - but it's sort of a casserole sloppy dish - not sure how to make it pretty. Luckily it tastes wonderful! And in the end, that's what matters!

Thanks to my friend Danielle and I hope you and your families enjoy!

Yield: 6

Easy Chicken Casserole

This is the best comfort food casserole - my friend made this for me at Bible Study and I kept requesting it every week - and then I finally begged for the recipe. It's so easy!!
prep time: 30 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 60 mins


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless - skinless
  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless - skinless
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 stick butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Boil chicken breasts & thighs for 20 minutes until done
  3. Let chicken cool until you can handle it. Shred with forks or your hands. 
  4. Spray nonstick spray in 8x8 baking dish 
  5. Spread chicken across bottom of dish
  6. Mix together soup and sour cream and pour over chicken
  7. Crumble Ritz crackers over top of soup 
  8. Melt butter and drizzle over top of all crackers 
  9. Bake for 30 minutes
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  1. This is the reason so many people in this country are so obese is because of recipes like this. We as a society need to eat less processed food and less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables. This is just chock full of everything we should not be eating.

  2. Eek. You've just killed me. This is my nightmare food, you know that, right?

    Tirzah Lou

  3. First anonymous - chock full? It's got chicken breasts! Doesn't that count for anything???? And while I may have issues with my weight - the girl that gave this to me is a runner and one of the most fit people I know. But thanks for posting!

    Tirzah - you're the best! hahahaha - I thought for sure you'd make this tonight! haha

  4. Anonymous YOU and the narrow minded, snobby, and condescending morons just like you are what's wrong with this country! Who are you to tell someone else what they should or should not be eating? What business is it of yours if I or anyone else CHOOSES for themselves to eat this or any other food for that matter? Are you or what I'm sure must be your equally stupid children (if you have them and for humanity's sake I really hope not) going to become "obese" by watching people like me eat something like this? Did the Food Hussy hold you down and make you eat it? No the truth is that people like you have ruined this country for the rest of us because people like you hate yourselves so much (and who could blame you really) that you want to make everyone else as miserable as you are! What's even more ridiculous is the fact that jerks like you actually think anyone cares what your opinion on the matter is. What a joke you are lady! Oh and one last thing I would love to point out to you and all the other perfectionists out there....this world has gotten along for a VERY long time using the philosophies of doing what you want as long as you're not hurting others and minding your own business if it doesn't concern you. This whole surge of people trying to dictate to everyone else what they should do in every single aspect of their lives has only recently came along in the modern era. Now is it just me or is it not one heck of a coincidence that you masters of everything just happen to start showing up at the same time that the world which as I said has been doing just fine for a while now appears to be crumbling in front of our very eyes? Do all of us in this society you preach about a favor and chew on that for a little bit. I assure you it has 0 calories, 100% good for you and the rest of us. Maybe next time you have an idiotic thought you will stuff some of this delicious chicken casserole in your mouth and keep i to yourself instead of speaking!!!!