Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken has a secret ingredient – crunchy potato chips! Easy and filling, this delicious main comes together quickly.

Let’s be honest, I cook nearly every single day and almost always I’m making a new recipe for my family. That means it’s rare that we repeat recipes, but this one is going to be a repeat!

Now, typically, I make a dish and my family eats it, but lately all of our meals have been full of vegetables because I’ve been watching what I’m eating closely.

Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Photo

So, I decided when I made this, I would make exactly enough without leftovers because when I make veggie-filled meals they aren’t really begging for leftovers.

Guess what? As soon as my husband and kids started eating this Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken, they were ALL asking for seconds.

Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Picture

That figures, right? The one time I don’t make extra, they suddenly want extra. Of course they do, because it’s made with cheddar and sour cream potato chips! And I only gave them a side of veggies, not the entire dish of veggies.

I guess I need to be better about variety with them? Maybe warm them up to the all veggie meals?

Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Image

Let’s get to this dish though because it was well loved. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and then coated them with sour cream and crushed chips. Then, I added butter to the coating - that gives it a juicy taste.

These are so delicious. The key is that if your topping falls off a bit when you are moving them from the pan to the plate, you can easily just press it right back onto the chicken. It gives the chicken an enhanced flavor.

Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Pic

My family eats chicken quite a bit, so it was a nice change from the normal go-to chicken dinner. It can also be made with a variety of chips, so you can mix it up with different flavors.

File 1 Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken

We use BBQ Chips quite a bit for it too, which has even more of a kick to it with the flavor.

File 2 Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken

Now, are you ready for a bite? It’s time to enjoy this Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken!

You’ll love it!

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Cheddar Sour Cream Chicken Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 6 thighs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 3 cups Crushed Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the sour cream in one bowl and the crushed chips in another.
  3. Cover each chicken thigh with sour cream and then dip in the chips.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle just a little butter on each chicken thigh.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven on 400°F or until 165°F internally.
  7. Carefully move to the plate from the baking sheet, if some topping falls off, simply put it right back on.
  8. Serve.


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Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 243
Calories 481

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 419mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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