Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken

A fabulous copycat recipe for Cracker Barrel’s Broccoli Cheddar Chicken. Super easy to make and delicious!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole

Since I love to cook and bake, I don’t often go out to restaurants. But when I do AND taste something absolutely delicious, I make an effort to replicate it at home. And this time it’s my Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole.

I’m kind of fascinated by Copycat recipes. Heck, I have a whole category dedicated to Copycat Recipes. I think my obsession with trying copycat recipes is the challenge of trying to replicate a recipe that we love from our favorite restaurants.

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This copycat recipe from Cracker Barrel does not disappoint. It’s so easy anybody can make it and there is a good chance that you already have all the ingredients at home so you don’t have to make a trip to your local grocery store.

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While the original recipe I was working from called for four (4) chicken breasts, you could easily substitute for chicken tender (not breaded of course) or even cubing your chicken before putting it in the casserole dish.

Whatever you decide, I would suggest you use a good thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole recipe from Cracker Barrel (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Whole Milk, Cheddar Cheese Soup, Paprika, Sharp Cheddar, Broccoli Florets and Ritz Crackers.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat each chicken breast dry using paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and place in a large oven-proof casserole dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, soup, paprika, and cheddar, then fold in broccoli and half the crackers. Pour over the chicken, covering it entirely.
  3. Top with remaining crackers and bake until chicken is fully cooked, approximately 45 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole

Copycat Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole

A fabulous copycat recipe for Cracker Barrel’s Broccoli Cheddar Chicken. Super easy to make and delicious! This recipe is a keeper!
4.41 from 130 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 376 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 10 oz Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 10 oz Broccoli Florets, Frozen
  • 1 Cup Ritz Crackers, Crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat each chicken breast dry using paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and place in a large oven-proof casserole dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, soup, paprika, and cheddar, then fold in broccoli and half the crackers. Pour over chicken, covering entirely.
  • Top with remaining crackers and bake until chicken is fully cooked, 45 minutes.

Notes

→ Use a meat thermometer to ensure the inside of the chicken reaches 165F.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 40gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 660mgPotassium: 1004mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 242mgIron: 1.5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Janice says:

    This Cracker Barrel broccoli cheddar cheese chicken casserole is the best I have made in a long time. A number one in my book.

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