Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

You know I often take requests from people like yourself. Last year, yes, last year, a gentleman asked me to recreate the Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken. He called me to leave me a request for this recipe.

Broccoli cheddar chicken is easy to make and is the perfect dish for during the week. It’s a great one dish recipe and is done in less than an hour.

Homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole and rice on a brown plate.


Who doesn’t love the meals at the Cracker Barrel? This recipe was one that was requested by a fellow viewer much like yourself. This dish was a little difficult for me to crack, as it is served on certain days.

This Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken recipe is incredibly easy to put together, and once you place it in the oven, you are free to do other things. I love how this dish sneaks in broccoli. I think if you made some rice to go along with this dish you would have a quick and easy meal.

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Cheddar cheese soup mix (condensed soup can)
  • Milk
  • Ritz crackers
  • Butter
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seasoned salt
Ingredients for homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole .

How to Make Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

  1. Prepare the Cheddar cheese soup according to directions on the can.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle seasoned salt on the chicken.
  4. Pour ¾ of the prepared soup over the chicken breasts.
  5. Add broccoli to chicken that has been covered with the cheddar soup.
  6. Melt butter and combine with crushed Ritz crackers. Sprinkle buttered crackers over the broccoli.
    Homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole in a blue baking dish.
  7. Add remaining soup and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  8. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Casserole is a dish you don’t want to miss. This is the perfect dish to sneak in some broccoli for your family. I like to bring this dish to a family potluck, the dish always comes back empty.

When I make it at home, I find that this recipe reheats very well. It is delicious reheated as it was on the first night.

Homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole on top of rice on a plate.

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Homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole and rice on a brown plate.

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

The Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken is only served one night a week at the restaurant, but you can enjoy this chicken dish any night of the week at home.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Cheddar Chicken, Cracker Barrel Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1354kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts 4 portions, boneless and skinless
  • 10.25 cans cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers crushed
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 ounces broccoli frozen
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make can of Cheddar cheese soup mix according to package directions (one can of soup mix to one can of milk). Place chicken breasts in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Season the chicken with seasoned salt. Pour 3/4 of the prepared soup over the chicken breasts. 
  • Add broccoli to chicken that has been covered with the cheddar soup. Melt butter and combine with Ritz crackers, sprinkle buttered crackers over the broccoli. Add remaining soup mix, and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the chicken is done. (Check chicken by cutting the thickest part and look to see that the chicken is uniform in color). When the chicken has been removed from oven sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1354kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 86g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 281mg | Sodium: 5234mg | Potassium: 4924mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4360IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 636mg | Iron: 2.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

    • Carmen Torres

      I just had this meal at Cracker Barrel and I know it was not made with Ritz crackers. It was made with some type of bread crumbs.

  1. pluckiducki

    Is it a whole stick of butter or 1/2 a stick? The written recipe says one thing but the video another. Looks yummy!

  2. diane

    This is so wrong as I work there for 15 years. just wish people would not say it is there recipe try saying it is some what like theres

  3. Ruth Shapovalov

    I’m going to try this but I will buy non-MSG filled soup! 🙂 I know I can get cream of mushroom that doesn’t have MSG; not sure about cheddar.

  4. Virginia Trudeau

    This recipe was awful. Not at all like Cracker Barrel’s rich, creamy, flavorful casserole. The recipe turned out thin, bland and quite runny.

  5. Susan

    Thank you for the recipe, I’m preparing this tonight. My cousin told me about it and said that it has become one of her family’s favorites.

  6. Sherri Head

    I didn’t have the cheese soup so I used cream of chicken & sprinkled French’s dried onions over them…then I sprinkled a little mozzarella cheese on the broccoli…after it came out of the oven I sprinkled the shredded cheddar on & covered it wirh foil & let it sit till the cheese melted…oh & I used the honey wheat ritz…yumm-o!

  7. Tara

    When I made this recipe i altered it slightly.. I make the cheddar cheese soup with about 3/4 can of milk instead of a whole can it just seems to thicken it up better this way.. Also I pour the entire soup mixture over the chicken and then push broccoli down into the soup all over not just on top of the chicken like in the video.. Then i top with the cracker/butter mixture and it seems to get crispy this way instead of soggy with the extra soup poured over it.. Delicious!!

  8. Joanna

    I’m not sure if you did or not,
    but when you were putting the chicken in the dish, it did not appear that you
    took the time to wash your hands between the time you put the chicken in and
    picked up & used the all-purpose seasoning.
    Just a suggestion…you might want to make a statement that whenever you
    are using any kind of meat (ESPECIALLY chicken/poultry) you want to make sure
    that you wash your hands well so there’s no cross-contamination. Just my thoughts on how I viewed the recipe. This looks good…I love Cracker Barrel, I’ll
    have to try this (even though this is very similar to a recipe I already
    make…it was one that I made up myself).

    • Stephanie Manley

      I appreciate the suggestion. While I wash my hands between the steps, you may not see it in editing. I appreciate the suggestion you offer. It is difficult trying to make the videos short enough to keep interest, and long enough to keep all crucial steps.

      Thank you.

    • Mildred Kimber

      keep repeat the meat section and you can clearly see the edited of the film and i thought she was very professional in the video very good editing the way the professional do it and you don’t question if they wash their hand when you see it.

      • Stephanie

        I think some folks think that video needs to catch every step. I tend to think video should be more about catching the highlights. You really don’t want to see every single step. It is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

  9. Bonnie from Iowa

    You made a mistake in the video and said ” I made my soup according to
    package directions and that was one can of cream of chicken
    soup……..should have been cheddar cheese soup. Just wanted you to know……it might be good with cream of chicken soup too! Would need to add cheese though.

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