The ultimate comfort food recipe: Chicken Broccoli Rice Ritz Casserole a super easy to make dish topped with crushed Ritz Crackers. Cheesy and satisfying, this family favorite casserole is so simple to make ahead for busy weeknight dinner prep.

Chicken Rice Broccoli Ritz Casserole on a white plate with serving dish behind it.

If you are craving something cheesy and satisfying, this recipe is it! Creamy and cheesy with a buttery crunch, it doesn’t get more comfort food delicious than this recipe.

Let’s just get something straight, this dish is all about comfort. No, this is not gourmet fine dining. It is about taking simple shortcut ingredients and creating something warming that the whole family will love.

glass pan of chicken broccoli rice ritz casserole

So open up a good ole fashioned can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup and some sleeves of Ritz Crackers and behold the magic that happens when you take a helping hand from these classic pantry staples.

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Rice Ritz Cracker Casserole

There are a lot of components to the name of this dish, but that’s because it includes nearly every ingredient that’s in it! This is a simple one dish dinner that has a veggie, grain, protein, and dairy in it, so you’re good to go. Plus this recipe is very forgiving, so use what you have and make substitutions as you like.

white plate with ritz cracker chicken casserole on top

Firstly, you need your chicken. You have a couple of options here:

  • Rotisserie Chicken is great because you can just dice and add it right in.
  • You can boil your chicken breasts until just cooked through.
  • Baked chicken or sautéed on the stove would be delicious too.

You will need about three cups of diced chicken so two breasts usually work. The measurement doesn’t have to be exact either.

Next, place the diced chicken in a large bowl and sprinkle on the seasonings. Add in the raw broccoli, rice, soup, sour cream, and cheese. Stir all together and add to casserole dish. (Note that if you don’t have sour cream or would prefer to save some calories, nonfat greek yogurt is an excellent substitute.)

casserole mixture pressed into glass baking pan

With the rice, you can use brown rice, white rice, quinoa, or any cooked grain you like. I used white because that’s what I had on hand. If you need to make from scratch, just boil two cups of water and add one cup of grain and cook to al dente. This should yield you about three cups total of rice.

Sprinkle with Crushed Ritz Crackers

Lastly, lightly crush two sleeves of Ritz Crackers and sprinkle them overtop of the casserole. You can even get your little ones to help with this step!

sprinkle crushed Ritz crackers over the casserole

To really put this dish over the top, drizzle melted butter over the Ritz crackers before sending this in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes until bubbly and golden.

So warming and tasty, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

chicken broccoli rice ritz casserole

For another delicious and comforting make-ahead casserole, be sure to try Baked Chicken Broccoli Alfredo or Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas.

Chicken Rice Broccoli Ritz Casserole on a white plate with serving dish behind it.

Chicken Broccoli Rice Ritz Casserole

The ultimate comfort food! This cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice casserole is topped with crunchy Ritz Crackers for a taste that just can’t be beat. 
4.96 from 22 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 489kcal


  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed* (from about 2 breasts)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (from about 1 cup uncooked)
  • 1 10.5 ounce can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (like Cambell’s)
  • 1 cup sour cream (can substitute greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 sleeves Ritz Crackers, lightly crushed
  • ½ cup butter, melted (one stick)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish or 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the cooked chicken, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Mix in the broccoli, white rice, soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. 
  • Sprinkle the crushed Ritz Crackers overtop of the chicken mixture. Pour the melted butter over the crackers. Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, until casserole is bubbly. If it starts to brown too quickly, place foil overtop. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. 


This entire dish can be made ahead and baked prior to serving. Also makes for delicious leftovers. 
*For the chicken you could substitute cubed rotisserie chicken. To cook the chicken, you can either boil, bake, or grill until just cooked through. 
For the white rice, simple bring two cups of water to a boil and add in one cup of white rice. Simmer until al dente. This should yield three cups cooked rice. 


Calories: 489kcal
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  1. 4 stars
    Delicious, but it was a little dry and I even added 1/2 can more of another cream of soup. Next time I will add in two full cans. It was still delicious thought!

  2. 5 stars
    This was The best chicken, rice and broccoli. Ritz casserole I’ve ever had. I will definitely make this again and again!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I make this all the time for my family and they love it. Question- would this freeze well?

    1. Thanks! Yes, this would freeze well. Just make sure it is cooled before freezing and store in an airtight container.

  4. 5 stars
    Sometimes you just need some comfort food that’s easy to get on the table… And involves Ritz crackers. But still some veggies, too! This is wonderful!!

  5. 5 stars
    Such a classic and comforting dish! Perfect for the rainy weather we’ve been having lately!