Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken

This Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken is a great recipe to make when you’re looking for an easy and delicious meal. The combination of the Ritz crackers, soup, and chicken makes it a hearty main dish that can be cooked in just a few hours.

ritz cracker chicken breast on a bed of rice on a white plate

One of the best things about this simple slow cooker chicken recipe is that you set the chicken to cook while you do other things so that you don’t have to spend to much time in the kitchen. That means that it’s perfect for busy weeknights when you have appointments or sports that you need to get to.

ritz cracker chicken held on a spoon in the air over a slow cooker

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Ritz cracker chicken is a delicious meal that’s easy to make and full of flavor.
  • The creamy sauce is rich and flavorful, while the Ritz crackers provide a crunchy texture.
  • Plus, it’s cooked in the slow cooker so you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen!

🛒Ingredients

chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, butter, ritz crackers and parsley on a marble counter

To make this delicious recipe you will six simple ingredients. Yes, that’s right you only need six ingredients, and the best part is that you might even have these ingredients on hand already which means that you avoid a trip to the grocery store!

  • skinless chicken breast
  • cream of chicken soup
  • sour cream 
  • ritz crackers
  • butter
  • parsley

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🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken

Making this creamy chicken recipe is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a hearty slow cooker meal that your whole family will love in no time at all and with very little prep work.

Step 1: Mix together the soup and sour cream

 Mix cream of chicken and sour cream in a medium sized bowl and set aside. 

Step 2: Stir together the butter and crackers

Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and mix together the crushed up ritz crackers. Set aside. 

sour cream and chicken soup cream on top of raw chicken breasts in the slow cooker

Step 3: Add the chicken to the slow cooker

Spray the inside of a 8 quart slow cooker with cooking spray and place down the chicken breasts. Pour the soup mixture over top of the chicken. Spread around with a spoon if you have to. 

Step 4: Top the chicken mixture with crackers

Sprinkle the crumb mixture over top making sure to coat evenly.

Step 5: Cook the chicken

Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.

slow cooker filled with ritz cracker chicken

Step 6: Garnish and serve

 Sprinkle parsley over top when done and serve!

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Vegetables: Add some mushrooms or peas to the chicken mixture for a little extra flavor and texture.
  • Crackers: Use different types of crackers in place of the Ritz such as saltines, cheese-its, or club crackers.
  • Soup: Swap out the cream of chicken soup and use cream of mushroom instead. 

If you are like us and love slow cooker recipes like this one then you may also enjoy this Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy recipe.

ritz cracker chicken breast on a bed of rice on a white plate

🥄 Equipment

You will need a few basic kitchen tools to make this creamy slow cooker chicken recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to dive into a hearty meal that didn’t take much effort at all to make.

  • slow cooker
  • small bowl
  • medium bowl or large measuring cup

🥫 Storage

Storage – Leftover chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating – Reheat your leftovers by placing them in a microwave safe dish and heating on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Freezing – I don’t recommend freezing the leftovers of this dish because the crackers will be soggy.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to help make sure that this recipe turns out perfectly for you every time that you make.

  • Instead of spraying the slow cooker with cooking spray, you could also use a slow cooker liner.
  • You can add cheese to the this dish by layering it on top of the cream of chicken soup before you add the crackers.
  • If you want to the crackers to stay crisp and not get soggy place a paper towel or thin kitchen towel across the top of your slow cooker underneath the lid. This will help absorb the moisture.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this slow cooker Ritz chicken recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What can I serve with this dish?

Serve this creamy chicken over some egg noodles or mashed potatoes. You could also add a side of vegetables, a tossed salad, or some dinner rolls to round out the meal.

Can I use different types of crackers instead?

Yes! Feel free to experiment and use whatever type of crackers that you have on hand. Saltines, cheese-its, club crackers, and Triscuits all work well in this dish.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, this recipe can be doubled easily. Just be sure to use a larger slow cooker or two if needed.

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Slow Cooker Ritz Cracker Chicken

Slow Cooker Ritz Cracker Chicken is tender chicken breasts, coated in a creamy sauce, and topped with buttery crackers. You can't go wrong with this simple meal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 553kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed up ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

Instructions

  • Mix cream of chicken and sour cream in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and mix together the crushed up ritz crackers. Set aside.
  • Spray the inside of a 8 quart slow cooker with cooking spray and place down the chicken breasts.
  • Pour the soup mixture over top of the chicken. Spread around with a spoon if you have to.
  • Sprinkle the crumb mixture over top making sure to coat evenly.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  • Sprinkle parsley over top when done and serve!

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 2mg

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