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. This recipe was difficult because it isn’t always served. Cracker Barrel often rotates portions of their menu. This broccoli cheddar chicken is easy to make, and is the perfect dish for during the week, it takes one dish, and about one hour.

Baked Chicken with cheese sauce and broccoli

This recipe is made with boneless skinless chicken breasts, a can of soup, frozen broccoli, and Ritz crackers. This recipe is extremely 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.

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

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  • Recipe Type: Casserole Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Chicken Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:45 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

You can make this broccoli cheddar chicken bake, and it will taste just like the Cracker Barrel.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers (one sleeve)
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter (you can use more)
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 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 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 chicken has been removed from oven sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

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  • 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.

    • Stephanie Manley

      That would be a great way to do it as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • 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!

    • Stephanie Manley

      Well I am glad you can have this dish any time you like now. I always think there are some good dishes at any restaurant. Although at some, I think it is the drink you order

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  • Julie Zimmerman

    I use cream of broccoli

    • stephaniemanley

      I bet it is tasty with the cream of broccoli.

  • Pat Poci

    Love the recipes, but due to food restrictions, have to leave them alone.

  • Jaren

    This looks really good! Love your video!

    • stephaniemanley

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

  • Fern

    Do you crush the crackers or put them in whole?

  • 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!

  • 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

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  • 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.

    • stephaniemanley

      For the cheddar why not create a white sauce that you add some cheese to?

  • 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.

    • stephaniemanley

      I am sorry you didn’t enjoy the casserole. I don’t know how it would have turned out thin.

  • laura

    going to try tonight but hubby hates broccoli so I will sub corn in its place

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  • 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.

  • Sue Jones Harper

    made this for dinner this week…. AMAZING!! tastes just like my favorite at Cracker Barrel!

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe.

  • 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!

    • Stephanie

      That does sound really good!

  • Ivie Rush

    Stop attacking the woman,,,,damn,,, all you need is the recipe,,,thanks Mrs. Lady….

  • candice

    Can this be done in the crock pot?

    • Stephanie

      I don’t think the crackers will stay crisp in the crock pot. I bet the chicken would do ok in there.

    • Sue Jones Harper

      I would think it would make it to watery….

  • 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!!

  • Mildred Kimber

    It’s how ever you prefer because my sister in law use cheddar broccoli soup. and it was good

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  • Dawna Baldridge

    What size ia the casserole pan?

    • Stephanie

      I used a 9 by 13 inch pan.

    • Stephanie Manley

      13 x 9 inch pan.

  • Joanie

    Wish you would post the nutritional values. Thanks

  • Kim

    Do you thaw the frozen broccoli first or just put in on still frozen????

    • Stephanie Manley

      Don’t put it in completely frozen, it is ok to use if it is still slightly frozen.

  • nikkibiird

    So which soup is correct? Recipe says cheddar cheese soup…video says cream of chicken soup!

    • Terrellgram

      Cheddar cheese soup is the correct soup. She mistakenly said cream of chicken.

  • 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.

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    Bonnie from Iowa listen to the video, she gave alternate directions with cream of chicken soup

  • 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.