Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole {with Ritz Cracker Crust}

Try this delicious and easy-to-make Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole with a Ritz Cracker Crust for dinner. Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Mix everything in one bowl, pour and bake.

chicken and rice casserole with Ritz crackers

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe with Ritz Cracker Crust

chicken and rice casserole recipe

Casseroles are the best comfort food, especially ones with cream of something soup and cheese.

cheesy chicken and rice casserole

Are you looking for casserole recipes? Check out some of my other recipe posts, like…

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Do you need to pre-cook rice before adding it into a casserole?

  • It depends, I usually like to add pre-cooked rice just to be sure that the rice is fully cooked. However, if the conditions of adding hot liquid and covering the dish with foil are met – the rice will probably cook just fine during the baking period.
chicken and rice casserole with Ritz crackers

What are some good crunchy topping for casseroles?

  • Ritz crackers crumbled
  • Saltines crumbled
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • Nuts
  • Potato Chips
chicken and rice casserole with Ritz crackers

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Are you ready to make this easy Chicken and Rice Casserole? Let’s make sure that you have everything you need: 


  • cooked chicken breast
  • cheddar cheese
  • cooked rice
  • chicken broth
  • all-purpose flour
  • small onion – sweet
  • unsalted butter
  • table salt
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • Ritz cracker crumbs

Here’s the recipe for this Chicken Casserole: 

chicken and rice casserole with Ritz crackers

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Ritz Cracker Crust

Easy and delicious Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole. Perfect for busy nights.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 418cal
Author: Melissa


  • 2 cups chicken breast – cooked and cubed
  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion – diced
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter – melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 10 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs – about 15-20 crackers


  • In a large bowl, mix chicken, rice, cheese, broth, flour, onion, butter, salt, and soup
  • Pour into a greased 9×13 inch casserole dish
  • Spread out so it is even on top and sprinkle Ritz cracker crumbs over the top
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour


Store covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, cover with foil and bake until heated through – remove the foil and bake for 5 minutes longer.
*you can also microwave on individual plates until heated through
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 418cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Tai

    Hi. I’m thinking of making this for my son and his family, includes two toddlers. Just looking at the ingredients it seems like it needs some kind of flavoring. Any suggestions?

    1. Melissa

      Hi Tai! The chicken broth should give off a salty flavor, and the soup, onion, and cheese will also help flavor this dish. But, if I ever feel like a casserole needs more flavoring, My go-to spices would be, onion powder, mustard powder (which gives a little kick), garlic powder, (1 tsp. of each) – and a little salt and pepper (1/4 tp 1/2 tsp. of each). Easy on the salt as the chicken broth has salt in it. Also, with kids (toddlers in particular), I might get rid of the diced onion. My kids didn’t always like that texture. The onion powder is a great substitute. I hope this helps.