Easy Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken

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I’ve made 2 meals with “gravy” this week.  I think my body was trying to tell me something.  This cheesy sour cream baked chicken is such an amazing meal, and super easy.  The gravy is really just dolled up cream of chicken soup, but whatever. It gives it a little something extra, I think.

Picture of baked cheesy sour crwam chicken on a plate with white gravy with corn and mashed potatoes with gravy in background with text easy cheesy sour cream chicken

I love cooking. I love easy recipes even more. When everyone in my family eats it without complaint, I may as well call it a night, because it doesn’t get any better.

Cooking for kids is HARD.

Both of my girls are opinionated (they come by it honestly), hard to please, and almost never like the same thing this week that they loved last week.

This meal, however, was amazing. Both girls ate it without complaining once AND asked for seconds. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the gravy went well on both the chicken and the homemade mashed potatoes.

From start to finish it took me about 35 minutes.

Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken with Gravy


For Chicken

Bowls of chicken and sour cream and plates of cracker crumbs and cheese on a kitchen counter.

1 pound chicken tenderloin strips

1-2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup finely shredded cheese

For Gravy

½ cup sour cream

Picture of chicken tenders in a baking dish covered with coating of sour cream, cheese and cracker crumbs,

1 can cream of chicken soup

½ cup milk

2 Tbsp butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  1. Take the chicken strips and dip them in the sour cream.  Then roll them in the Ritz crumbs and then the cheese. Place them side by side in a 9×13 dish greased with Pam (or an equal derivative). Place in oven.
  1. While chicken is baking, heat all sauce ingredients over medium heat until combined (approximately 5-10 minutes)
  1. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until insides are no longer pink.  (I always have to cut into my thickest piece of chicken and verify doneness before I take them out of the oven.)

The entire recipe takes about 30-35 minutes to prepare and cook, making it the perfect weeknight meal.  Let me know if you try it or if you need anything from me.

Happy Cooking!

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