Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

Broccoli cheddar chicken is easy to make and is the perfect dish for the week. It’s a great one-dish recipe and is done in less than an hour. Juicy white meat chicken with a creamy cheese sauce, with a crunchy topping made of buttery Ritz crackers. This broccoli casserole is the perfect dish the first night and is delicious when reheated, I know it will become a family favorite after just one bite.

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

What makes the copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken recipe so good?

If you love delicious comfort food, you are going to love this recipe. This creamy casserole is made with rice, fresh broccoli florets, boneless skinless chicken breasts, canned soup, and seasonings. This recipe is perfect for any night of the week. I know you are going to love this fabulous copycat recipe when you prepare this in your own kitchen.

Why You Should Try This Recipe

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.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Cheddar cheese soup mix (condensed soup can)
  • Whole Milk
  • Ritz crackers or other cracker crumbs
  • Butter
  • Frozen broccoli, you can use fresh broccoli florets if desired
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seasoned salt
Ingredients for homemade copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole .

How to Make Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

  1. Preheat the oven. Spray non-stick spray into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the Cheddar cheese soup according to the directions on the can.
  3. Place chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle seasoned salt on the chicken.
  5. Pour ¾ of the prepared soup over the chicken breasts.
  6. Add broccoli to the chicken that has been covered with the cheddar soup.
  7. 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.
  8. Add remaining cheesy sauce and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  9. 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.

How to Store Leftover Casserole

Be sore to spoon any of the chicken casseroles out of the casserole dish. Place the casserole into an airtight container. This will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to five days. You can also freeze this for up to 3 months.

What’s the best way to reheat this casserole?

Simply reheat this in the microwave when you are ready to serve this again. I like to heat the casserole in 1 to 2-minute increments until the casserole is fully heated.

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.
4.97 from 26 votes
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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


  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts 4 portions, boneless and skinless
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup 10.25 ounces
  • 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


  • 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.



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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Ashley

    5 stars
    Followed the recipe to a “T” & it turned out perfectly. Next time though I will double the cheese sauce and broccoli,filet the chicken breast and put the crackers on last. This is my husband’s favorite meal and he says it’s an exact dupe for Cracker Barrel. Kudos to you! Great recipe!

  2. Connie Rosario

    5 stars
    I live on Guahan, so I improvise a lot. For this recipe, I made half in an 8×6 because it’s just hubby and me. For the chicken, I denied, deskinned, and chopped 4 thighs. With no cheese soup or Velveeta available, I mixed milk into salsa con queso chip dip. Give it a little kick. Served on soy sauce seasoned calrose rice as is our custom. Thanks for an easy casserole idea.

  3. Gwen

    I asked Cracker barrels waitress how they made the chicken so tender. She said they bake the chicken and broccoli together and as soon as it comes out of the oven they pour the cheese sauce over the chicken breast.

  4. Dottie from Texas

    Make this all the time with a few revisions. I cut of the chicken in bite size pieces.
    1.) 16 oz bag of broccoli
    2.) Cream of chicken instead of cheddar cheese w/ 1 can milk
    3.) 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese.
    4.) 2 cups leftover rice
    5.) 1 cup sour cream
    Mix everything together and pour in pan..
    6.) Use crushed croutons (herb & garlic) instead of Ritz on top.

  5. Nancy Airhart

    5 stars
    I didn’t have age the cheddar soup, but had packages of velveeta cheese sauce, added milk to the cheese sauce so they sip pourable and it was deliciously. Am definitely making this again. Is for the recipe.

  6. Vicky

    I pinned this, but I have a question about ingredient list. 1 can cheddar cheese soup and 1 cup milk. Directions say to mix up soup as directed on the can. So, is it 1 cup of milk to the condensed cheese soup, or 1 can of milk to the cheese soup? Thanks. One reviewer stated the sauce was thin, so maybe she added an extra cup of milk?

  7. Ruby

    Looks delish Steph. I’ll try it with fresh broccoli as I enjoy the crunch. Also like your idea of making my own cheese sauce. Thanks

  8. Donna Johnston

    I’ve actually used cream of chicken or cream of celery, I don’t care for mushroom. Also I make this the day or two after we have broccoli and chicken for dinner. I just use leftovers. I’ve also used sour cream. It’s kind of a “use whatever you’ve got” recipe. It may not be exactly like Cracker Barrel, but it sure is good!

  9. Angelina

    This recipe sounded very tasty & easy to me, but you almost lost me when I saw that it called for those nasty tasting Ritz crackers! I can make a much tastier topping than that, so I’m now looking forward to trying out this recipe.

  10. Donna

    We love Cracker Barrel and try to go there everytime we are going to eat out. Never had a bad meal there always delicious and you get plenty. We live in Canada but come to the US in the winter so take advantage of enjoying Cracker Barrel everytime we come

  11. Leanne Rondeau

    I’ve been making this for a couple yrs now.I cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces instead of leaving breast whole.I put all of the ritz crackers/butter mixture on the top.

  12. Pam

    I hate Cracker Barrel. It is the one restaurant I always try to avoid. The only thing I’ve ever liked there is Broccoli Cheddar Chicken. Of course it isn’t always available, so I was very happy to find this recipe. I’ve made it several times and it is delicious! Now I can have my Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and not go to a restaurant I don’t like. Thanks!

    • stephaniemanley

      Thank you very much Jaren. I appreciate you watching the video, and I hope you give the recipe a try.

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