Ritzy Chicken

This is one my family absolutely LOVES.  And, you know me…it’s easy. Like Sunday morning.

And it’s Ritzy. So serve it to your fancy guests.  Reminds me of a story.

When I was a kid, I spent the summers with Mammaw and Pappaw on their pseudo-farm in Mississippi. Every night, Mammaw would make dinner: good, country food, and put the sweet tea on the table.  The sweet tea, freshly made by Mammaw herself was stored in used, but washed, milk jugs.  Every night, without fail, before we started to eat, Pappaw would look as us kids, and say something like this:

“There’s those [sic] milk jugs again. I swear, if President Kennedy came to dinner, your Mammaw would put those milk jugs on the table.”

I didn’t have the heart to tell him we were in the midst of the Reagan era and that Kennedy had been assassinated many years before.

I’m not sure it even mattered.

Here’s what you need:

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Basically, we’re talking some chicken. Here I went with the breasts, but you could use what you want.  You just need the equivalent of 4, thick breasts.
1 cup of fat free sour cream
2 cans of fat free cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup of fat free chicken broth
2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
1/2 cup butter or margarine

This recipe makes 9 servings, and each serving has 6 WW Points.

Cook the chicken using your method of choice. I baked mine:

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400 degrees for 25 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, mix the sour cream, cream of chicken, and chicken broth.

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I threw in some frozen peas and corn I had in my freezer, though that’s not officially part of the recipe. You could throw in any frozen veggies. This is just one way I sneak them to my birds. (Insert evil laugh here…).

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In a 9×13 casserole dish sprayed with Pam, throw the chopped chicken in and top it with the soup/veggie mixture.

Now, comes the part where you deal with your frustrations:

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Put the crackers in a baggie and pound away until they are crumbs.

Or let your Diva to it.

Hey, Divas have frustrations, too! Not enough high-heel shoes available in hot pink, chipping nail polish, you know, the important stuff.

Then, put the crumbs into a bowl and pour the melted butter over them. Stir with a fork to coat all crackers in the buttery goodness.

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Layer the crumbs on top of the soup/veggie mixture.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until it’s warmed all the way through.

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See the bubbles?   Bubbles are goooooooooooooood.

Now, plate it and stand back and wait for it to disappear.

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Goes great with Mammaw’s Good Green Beans!

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