Sour Cream Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 07, 2024
I like this sour cream chicken because you can make it ahead of time. Simply chill the chicken and sour cream mixture together overnight. Then coat it with bread crumbs the next day. —Nancy Stec, Upperco, Maryland


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Place bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl. Coat chicken with sour cream mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.
  2. Arrange chicken on a rack in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Drizzle with butter; bake 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear.
Sour Cream Chicken Tips

Can you use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

Yes! For each cup of sour cream needed, substitute an equal amount of Greek yogurt. (See five common replacements for sour cream in recipes.) It will give you the extra creamy results you crave as well as the bit of tang you’re looking for, too. In this recipe, both of these ingredients will help tenderize the chicken and add moisture back into the chicken as it bakes.

Can you use other cuts of chicken to make Sour Cream Chicken?

This recipe calls for a whole chicken, but if your family prefers dark or light chicken, you can buy pieces of whatever you like instead. You can also use a package of chicken breasts or tenders. Just be sure to adjust your cooking time and use a digital thermometer to tell when your chicken is baked through.

What can you serve with Sour Cream Chicken?

From potato salads to corn on the cob and baked beans to pickles, you can’t go wrong with one of these 100 side dishes.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken: 423 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.