Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken — Ever tried air fryer ritz cracker chicken? It’s a quick, easy recipe that tastes great. The best part is it only takes about 15 minutes to make! You can use any flavor of Ritz crackers for this recipe, but I recommend the original. This dish will be your new favorite go-to weeknight meal!

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken is one of the simplest ways to cook chicken in an air fryer. It was light and tender on the inside and the perfect chicken dish.

My kids hate a simple chicken dish, and they are always looking for something to dip the chicken into. Or are you looking for a breading that adds flavor? I was searching through Amazon for ideas and saw this package. I knew right away that it was the perfect dish for my family and the air fryer.

This breading is so easy. It is much easier than Fried Chicken, and you still get the crispy, buttery flavor.

Suppose you have been looking for some great Air Fryer Chicken Recipes for your family. In that case, this is one of the best. Other great ones to try are AIR FRYER TANDOORI CHICKEN LEGS, EASY AIR FRYER CHICKEN SANDWICH (CHICK-FIL-A COPYCAT), AIR FRYER HERB CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS, and AIR FRYER PERUVIAN CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS.

Ritz Cracker Chicken

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, this is it. It’s not too spicy, so my family likes it, but you can always add some kick to it if you like spice.

You can serve with rice or by itself as an appetizer. The best part about this recipe is that there are only three ingredients! So let’s get started on making these delicious Ritz Cracker Chicken!

What Is Ritz Cracker Chicken?

Ritz Cracker Chicken is a favorite in the Southern United States. It’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. This dish has been around for years, but it remains popular today because of its versatility and simple ingredients.

This recipe can be made with chicken or turkey, depending on what you have available at home. Depending on which Ritz Crackers you use for this recipe, you can make several different flavors, such as:

  • Roasted Vegetable Crackers
  • Honeywehat Crackers
  • Garlic Butter Crackers
  • Everything Crackers
  • Whole Wheat

Can I Use Ritz Crackers Instead Of Breadcrumbs?

Ever wonder if you could substitute crackers for bread crumbs when making a recipe?

Yes, you can! You can use Ritz Crackers in place of breadcrumbs to make meatballs, crab cakes, and more!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

How To Make Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken Start by laying out your chicken on a cutting board, trim all of the fat, off. Then dip the chicken in the coating mix.

Start by laying out your chicken on a cutting board, trim all of the fat off. Then dip the chicken in the coating mix.

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

As you coat the chicken, put it in an olive spray basket or tray. Continue to coat your chicken until you use up your chicken. Set the chicken basket or tray into the air fryer, then GENEROUSLY spray your chicken with olive oil spray, and air fry for 7 minutes at 370 degrees F, air fryer sitting. After 7 minutes, flip your chicken and air fry another 5-7 minutes until your internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

Tips for the Best Ritz Butter Chicken

  • Use fresh chicken, frozen chicken, will work but you will never get the breading to stay on the chicken.
  • If you find that your breading is coming off, I would recommend using a reusable air fryer silicone liner and lining the basket with it. This will help your breading stay on during air frying.
  • Spray your chicken generously with a high heat oil, which will help the breading crisp up. You can use olive oil, avocado oil, or even coconut oil.
  • If you can not find the Ritz Cracker Crumbs at the grocery store on Amazon.com, you can add your Ritz Crackers to a plastic bag and crush them. The recipe will work the same.
  • Ensure not crowd your air fryer basket. Otherwise, your chicken will not properly crips up. The air fryer needs to circulate the chicken, which will cause it to perfectly crisp up!
  • The best way to tell if the chicken has cooked up would be to use a meat thermometer since every air fryer is slightly different.
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken in the thickest part of the chicken, which should read 165 degrees F.

Variations for Ritz Cracker Chicken

While today, I made a very, very simple recipe, there are some great ways to jazz up this recipe:

Meat: Use chicken tenders, chicken thighs, chicken wings, or even drumsticks. You can also use turkey cults for this recipe.

Cheese: Add some shredded mozzarella, cheddar cheese, or even Monterey Jack. Any shredded chicken ill work, add it to the crumbs or sprinkle some on top.

Spice: Add some heat. You can add some red chili flakes or drizzle some hot sauce on top after you have cooked up the chicken. You can also add any of your favorite herbs to this dish. Just mix them into the Ritz Cracker Crumbs before breading your chicken.

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

How To Store

If you have any leftover Air Fryer, Ritz Cracker Chicken, place them into an airtight container. They will last for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.

You can either reheat in the microwave or the air fryer. Heat until warmed through.

How To Freeze

This chicken dish freezes well, and I often double or triple the recipe for another meal.

To freeze, cook as directed, and place the cooked chicken breasts onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freeze, and freeze until frozen solid. Remove the chicken from the baking sheet, wrap the individual chicken breast in saran wrap, and place them into a freezer bag. The chicken breast will last for 1 to 2 months.

For best results, thaw your chicken overnight in the refrigerator. Then heat in the microwave or air fryer.

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Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken

4 from 4 votes
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
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Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Ritz Cracker Chicken — Ever tried air fryer ritz cracker chicken? It's a quick, easy recipe that tastes great. The best part is it only takes about 15 minutes to make! You can use any flavor of Ritz crackers for this recipe, but I recommend the original. This dish will be your new favorite go-to weeknight meal!

Ingredients 

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, about 10 ounces each
  • 1 package Ritz Cracker Seasoning Coating Mix, or 2 cups crushed Ritz Crackers

Instructions

  • Start by laying out your chicken on a cutting board, trim all of the fat off.
  • Then dip the chicken in the coating mix.
  • As you coat the chicken, put it in an olive spray basket or tray. Continue to coat your chicken until you use up your chicken.
  • Set the chicken basket or tray into the air fryer, then GENEROUSLY spray your chicken with olive oil spray, and air fry for 7 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  • After 7 minutes, flip your chicken and air fry another 5-7 minutes until your internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer, Air Fryer Basket or Air Fryer Oven
  • Cooking Spray, or Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Notes

Tips for the Best Ritz Butter Chicken

  • Use fresh chicken, frozen chicken, will work but you will never get the breading to stay on the chicken.
  • If you find that your breading is coming off, I would recommend using a reusable air fryer silicone liner and lining the basket with it. This will help your breading stay on during air frying.
  • Spray your chicken generously with a high heat oil, which will help the breading crisp up. You can use olive oil, avocado oil, or even coconut oil.
  • If you can not find the Ritz Cracker Crumbs at the grocery store on Amazon.com, you can add your Ritz Crackers to a plastic bag and crush them. The recipe will work the same.
  • Ensure not crowd your air fryer basket. Otherwise, your chicken will not properly crips up. The air fryer needs to circulate the chicken, which will cause it to perfectly crisp up!
  • The best way to tell if the chicken has cooked up would be to use a meat thermometer since every air fryer is slightly different.
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken in the thickest part of the chicken, which should read 165 degrees F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 28gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 567mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 94IUCalcium: 99mgIron: 3mg

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