Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “I’ve modified my grandmother’s recipe for the 21st Century. I can’t have a dinner party and not asked to make this simple dish. Enjoy!”


  • 4chicken breasts, cut into strips( you could use thigh meat as well or chicken strips)
  • 1 (8ounce) containerssour cream or 1 (8ounce) containers plain yogurt
  • 1box Ritz crackers (the 3 roll size or the minis which crush easier, you can substitute bread crumbs if you like) or 1boxChicken In A Biscuit crackers( you can substitute bread crumbs if you like)
  • 1cupsweet butter
  • 1/2 cupparmesan cheese
  • 2tablespoons tarragon (for color and flavor) or 2tablespoonsmarjoram( for color and flavor)
  • Directions

  • Clean chicken and pour sour cream over it and let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, take crackers and crush into medium course crumbs, mix in Parmesan cheese and Tarragon/ Marjoram.
  • Melt half of the butter and pour on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Dredge chicken in the cracker mixture and set in baking dish.
  • Repeat until complete.
  • Melt rest of butter and pour on top of chicken.
  • Bake@ 350 for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Reviews

  • “I tried this recipe today – making it for someone else – but absolutely had to take some home for myself!!It was not only “world famous” it is “out of this world famous!!”I cooked it a bit longer to really crisp it up – and changed it to two servings – but still used enough chicken to fill up an 8 x 10 baking pan.I think I used more sour cream than called for in my scaled down recipe too – but – really and truly it is “to die for!!!”He’s not lyin!!”

  • “This was incredible!! So easy and delicious. I didn’t have tarragon, so I used oregano, garlic salt and pepper. Wonderful. UPDATE: I made this again last night and cut WAY back on the butter (1 T total)….it was still very tasty and rich.”

  • “After seeing this as the number 1 recipe for some time, I had to see what the fuss was all about.I am still wondering.Not only was it incredible bland, but it is a heart attack waiting to happen.I suppose “To Die For” Sour Cream Chicken is an appropriate name.The only one in the family who enjoyed this lives outside and eats from a bowl.”

  • “This was really great.My family loved it !!The chicken was very moist and tender but I only used two rows of crackers and had some left over and reduced the butter by a 1/4.I will definately be making this again, and again and again.Thanks for sharing it.”

  • “All those reviews. So many different opinions. I read them and decided on my game plan.I cut the chicken in strips as per the recipe. I cut the butter down to 1/2 cup. Half in the bottom of the pan, and half sprinkled over the chicken. I used the ritz crackers, but only 1-1/2 sleeves. I used the tarragon, because we really do like it, but here again I cut the amount in half. I added 1 t salt, 1/2 t pepper,1/2 t cayenne pepper and 1/2 t thyme to the crumbs.The baking time is pretty close, I baked it 50 minutes, and it was just right. We really liked this and will make it again.”

  • “This could certainly be “to die for” considering the nutritional facts. Good grief. This is a slight adaptation of a dish I’ve been making for years and years. If anyone is keeping an eye on their caloric intake and/or cholesterol and saturated fats, by all means opt for reduced fat sour cream and much, much less butter/margarine (try coating the pan with cooking spray, then drizzle the melted butter on top). I use corn flake or Wheaties crumbs in my recipe and you can use just about any spice and herb that your in the mood for. All in all, the recipe is easy to make, but one could get hurt with all that saturated fat.”

  • “I was going to rate this a three, but then i read the nutritional facts. 109% of my daily fat intake, and 155% of my saturated fat intake. this is so unhealthy, no one should have that much fat just from one serving for dinner. Especially when it doesn’t even taste that great. it wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t great. it was mediocre. (did i spell that right?) any how, hope this helps some one out. if not try it out for yourself and see. take care.”

  • “PERSONALLY, I did not enjoy this dish.The flavor of it did not thrill me, but I gave it two stars because it was the most tender chicken I have ever put in my mouth!Wow.”

  • “I had to join the crowd and find out what all the fuss was about.This recipe was a disappointment.Easy to make, but very bland.No WOW factor at all.”

  • “I prepared this dish last night for dinner.It was absolutely delicious!I reduced the amount of butter for us and it was great.The sour cream really keeps the chicken moist and the breading was just right to add good flavor.”

  • “This was Very good. I used sour cream and Chicken in a Biskit crackers. I also left my chicken breast whole in error but all turned out very good! I did not care for this chicken reheated however. The crackers got a bit soggy when microwaved for leftovers. So be sure to eat it all up the first timebecause it is SCRUMPTIOUS!”

  • “Wonderful Recipe,I,ve made this twice the second time I added about 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans to the cracker mix ,it made a nice variation.”

  • “My gosh.Look at those nutritional facts.No wonder we’re such a fat nation.This recipe is just a bad idea.”

  • “Recipe was easy to make but my husband and I did not like the flavour and found it to be too rich.Would not make it again.”

  • “This recipe was very dissapointing. I thought it was way too buttery and greasy. My husband and I took one bite and threw the rest away. PB&J never tasted so good.”

  • “I was so excited to try this after all the ratings, even talked my sour-cream-hating husband into trying it. both of us were unimpressed. I was dissapointed. I think it was better cold. it wasn’t the best. It wasn’t the worst, It was O.K.”

  • “After reading the first 5 comments, I had to try this recipe.My fiance’ and I were disappointed. It was soggy and greasy and too much tarragon.I gave it 2 stars because it gave me a start to my own recipe.Next time I will use bread crumbs (Ritz were too sweet) and maybe garlic salt or Emeril’s Essence, freshly ground black pepper and the parmesan cheese. I would coat the pan first with a little veg. oil..this way it would be crispy.We can all experiment !:)”

  • “am i the only one who thinks this recipe is too greasy??Maybey if the chix strips were cooked on a rack so the butter fat drips off…my husband loved the flavor of the ”top” but both agreed the bottom ruined it.the butter made it way too greasy.. i think this recipe needs less butter, cooked on a rack or deep fried.anyone else agree?”

  • “I tried this recipe due to all of the overwhelming good response.I cooked this chicken exactly as instructed (I used half of the required crackers) and I must say that it was the worst chicken I have ever eaten.The crust was sweet and breaded.I had to peel off the crust to halfway enjoy the actual meat.I will never cook it nor recommend it to anyone.”

  • “I’m sorry to say that I didn’t like this recipe.Sorry, Steven.I followed the recipe exactly and it came out bland and greasy.The chicken was moist but you can achieve moist chicken in many other ways that taste better and are a lot healthier for you.This isn’t one I’ll be making again.”

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