Chicken on the Ritz – this casserole couldn’t get any easier made with ingredients you’re bound to have on hand. This casserole is perfect for a busy night and packs lots of flavor.
I thought it’s time I gave you guys another really simple recipe that’s perfect for a busy weeknight. And by simple, I mean really simple, like only 6 ingredients kind of simple. One that you can put together in less than 10 minutes, and by 10 minutes I’m really exaggerating here, but hey we’re all at different levels in our cooking skills. Normally this dish isn’t made with broccoli, but I thought it’d be a great idea to hide some veggies in this dish. If you don’t like broccoli you could try some other veggies, like maybe green beans or cauliflower.
Normally I don’t cook with canned soups like this, but I have to tell I can totally understand the appeal, especially when you come home from a busy day at work. And you really can’t beat the simplicity of dishes like this, and I have to tell you, this casserole was pretty darn delicious. Ha, see what I did there?
Creamy chicken and broccoli, topped with my favorite crackers of all time, Ritz crackers, then slowly drizzled with some melted butter and finally baked until the casserole gets all bubbly and the crackers form a crispy topping. I have to say I first heard of this dish in a Christmas movie I was watching over Christmas, love my Christmas movies, and I got curious and had to make it myself.
All you need is a can of cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup would work just as well, a cup of sour cream, whisk this together nicely, then add the chicken and broccoli, toss it around and dump it in a casserole dish. I didn’t steam my broccoli or cook them first because I like my broccoli a bit crunchier, not mushy, but feel free to cook them first if you wish. I think anyone can manage that, even your kids. I used a food processor to crumble my crackers, but you can just put them in a ziploc bag, and then beat them with a meat mallet or a rolling pin. Nice for taking out frustrations. As you bake this the casserole will get all nice and bubbly and all that’s left to do now is dig in.
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- 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 cups cooked chicken breasts cut into cubes or shredded, about 4 breasts
- 2 cup broccoli florets
- 4 oz Ritz crackers
- 1/2 cup butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a bowl whisk together the cream of chicken soup and sour cream together.
Add the chicken, broccoli florets and toss it together with the cream of chicken/sour cream mixture, making sure each pieces is coated fully.
Add the chicken and broccoli to the casserole dish.
Add the crackers to a food processor and pulse a few times until the crackers resemble breadcrumbs.
Sprinkled the crumbled crackers over the casserole the chicken and broccoli and then drizzle with the melted butter.
Bake for 40 minutes until the casserole starts to bubble and the crackers start to turn golden brown.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.