Broccoli Cheddar Chicken (Cracker Barrel Copycat)
Tender and juicy white meat chicken topped with broccoli and a cheesy sauce with Ritz crackers. This Cracker Barrel copycat is easy to make and will become a family favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can cheddar cheese soup
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, defrosted
- 1 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a casserole dish
Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in prepared dish.
In a medium bowl, mix together milk, soup, paprika, and cheddar cheese.
Pour half of cheese mixture over chicken.
Scatter broccoli pieces over cheese mixture.
Top with Ritz cracker pieces and remaining cheese mixture.
Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. (I look for small chicken breasts for this recipe. Larger ones I cut in half horizontally. You will need to increase cooking time by at least 10 minutes if your chicken breasts are larger and you do not cut them into 2 thinner pieces.)
I layered a little of the cheese sauce on top of the cracker crumbs. I like how they blend into the sauce and thicken and flavor it. If you want a crunchy topping, mix the cracker crumbs with a tablespoon or two of melted butter and sprinkle on top.
I look for thin, small chicken breasts for this. Larger breasts may take longer to cook.