Mouthwatering Sour Cream Chicken Recipe: A Must-try Delight

Picture this: it’s a warm summer evening, you’re surrounded by your loved ones, and the smell of something delicious is wafting through the air. As you make your way to the kitchen, the tantalizing aroma becomes stronger and stronger until you see it. The dish that everyone has been raving about for weeks. The one and only Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe.

Now let me tell you, this isn’t just any old chicken recipe. No, my friends, this is the stuff of legends. The kind of recipe that will have your guests talking about it for months to come. I promise you that once you try it, there’s no going back to any other chicken recipe out there.

But what makes Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe so special? Is it the combination of aromatic herbs like tarragon and marjoram? Is it the richness of butter and sour cream combined with tangy parmesan cheese? Or could it be the perfect tenderness of juicy chicken breasts cut into strips and baked to perfection?

The truth is, it’s all of the above and much more. This dish isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. It’s a cultural phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. People from all walks of life, from actress Stella Stevens to the nutty professor Poseidon himself, have been raving about this recipe.

So let me tell you something: if you want to be a part of history, if you want to impress your dinner guests or just treat yourself to some amazing food, then look no further than Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe. I can promise you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Steven's World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken
Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken

Allow me to paint a picture for you: it’s the end of a long day, you’re hungry, and you need something satisfying to eat. What do you turn to? Imagine sinking your teeth into tender chicken strips coated in a creamy mixture of sour cream and parmesan cheese, seasoned with herbs like tarragon and marjoram. My world-famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe is here to save the day.

Not only is this dish incredibly flavorful and easy-to-make, but it also has a reputation for being one of the best chicken recipes out there. My friends and family rave about it, and I’m confident that you will too. The sour cream and parmesan cheese blend together with sublime balance, creating a creamy flavor unlike any other. You’ll practically be licking your fingers clean.

And let’s not forget about the ingredients – who doesn’t love a recipe that can be made from just a handful of kitchen staples? All you need are chicken breasts, sour cream, parmesan cheese, herbs, sweet butter, and some plain yogurt (if you’re feeling extra fancy). It’s simple yet absolutely scrumptious – a winning combination.

So if you’re looking for something deliciously decadent that’s perfect for any occasion or time of day, try my To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe. Trust me; it’ll soon become your go-to meal after one bite.

Ingredient List

 Juicy and tender chicken coated in a creamy sour cream sauce.
Juicy and tender chicken coated in a creamy sour cream sauce.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you will need to whip up this world-famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe. Don’t worry, these ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store or market.


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/8 cup of sweet butter
  • 2 teaspoons of dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons of dried marjoram
  • 1/8 cup of sour cream
  • 1/8 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/8 cup of parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

You could also use chicken thighs meat as well for this recipe, but chicken breasts cut into strips works well too. Also, it’s best to measure the ingredients ahead of time so that the cooking process goes more smoothly.

The Recipe How-To

 One bite of this savory chicken and you'll be hooked for life.
One bite of this savory chicken and you’ll be hooked for life.

Now, it’s time to get cooking! Are you ready to taste the world famous, to-die-for Sour Cream Chicken recipe? Here’s what you will need and how to make it!


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet butter
  • A sprinkle of tarragon and marjoram

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. First, melt your butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken strips and cook for about 5 minutes until they’re no longer pink.
  3. When the chicken is cooked, transfer it from the pan onto a plate.
  4. In the same pan, add the sour cream and yogurt and stir well.
  5. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and keep stirring for a few more minutes until the cheese melts and the mixture is creamy.
  6. Now it’s time for the final touches! Add a sprinkle of tarragon and marjoram for some extra zing!
  7. Add your chicken back into your saucepan with your creamy sauce.
  8. Cook everything together for about another 12 minutes or until heated through.

And voila! You now have some delicious Sour Cream Chicken ready to be devoured! I find this dish pairs perfectly with a refreshing potato salad – check out my world-famous potato salad recipe on my website!

Remember, don’t be afraid to play around with ingredients and try different variations such as substituting chicken breasts with thigh meat or even making it vegetarian by replacing chicken with tofu or mushrooms. Make sure to share your creations with us by tagging us on Instagram using #StevensWorldFamousRecipe.

And there you have it – from one food-lover to another – my world-famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken recipe. Trust me; your guests won’t stop raving about them once they’ve tasted it! Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Comfort food at its finest - a warm, creamy, and flavorful chicken dish.
Comfort food at its finest – a warm, creamy, and flavorful chicken dish.

When it comes to cooking, sometimes substitutions and variations can be just the ticket to delivering something delightfully unexpected. However, Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe is already packed with plenty of bold flavors, including tarragon, marjoram, and parmesan cheese. So, you’ll want to tread lightly when veering from the recipe.

But if you’re feeling adventurous and have a hankering for something different, there are some swaps and twists that may tickle your taste buds. For example:

– Swap sour cream for plain yogurt: This can be a great option for anyone who’s looking to lighten things up a bit. The tangy flavor of plain yogurt works well with the herbs and seasonings in this dish.

– Swap chicken breasts for thigh meat: While chicken breasts are used in the original recipe, you could switch it up by using boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead. They tend to be more succulent and flavorful than breast meat, which many people prefer. Make sure to cut them into strips to ensure they cook through evenly.

– Add cream cheese: If you’re a fan of creamy textures, consider throwing in some cream cheese when making the sauce. It will add a satisfying richness that pairs perfectly with tender chicken strips.

– Try different sides: Steven recommends his favorite side dish—potato salad—to go along with his sour cream chicken recipe. But you could also pair it with rice dishes like Puerto Rican arroz con pollo or cheese-loaded chicken enchiladas. If you’re feeling fancy, serve alongside Tuscan salmon recipe with its fresh herby flavor.

Keep in mind that deviation from this recipe can alter its intended taste and texture. Slight alterations can put a whole new spin on things but sometimes it’s best to leave things as they are – especially if it’s considered one of the best ever recipes out there – like my world famous die-for sour cream chicken dish. Only Actress Stella Stevens’ nutty professor poseidon knows whether she’d swap ingredients or sneak butter into her recipe – I’m not one to judge!

Remember, cooking is all about having fun in the kitchen and putting your own unique stamp on your dishes. So take these suggestions with a grain of salt (or two) and make sure to experiment with substitutions and variations only if you’re feeling bold or seeking inspiration.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfectly golden brown chicken that's been baked in a rich and creamy sauce.
Perfectly golden brown chicken that’s been baked in a rich and creamy sauce.

Alright folks, now we’re at the fun part – serving and pairing. It’s time to get creative with your sides, spices and sauces to make this already amazing chicken recipe even more spectacular.

First things first, let’s talk about sides. My best ever potato salad recipe is an obvious pairing with this world famous die for sour cream chicken. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try serving it with some grilled asparagus or roasted potatoes seasoned with a dash of tarragon and marjoram. These greens add a nice touch of color to your plate.

When it comes to spices, I suggest pairing this chicken recipe with some sweet butter and parmesan cheese. Trust me when I say that these two ingredients will bring out the best in this dish. You could also try adding some garlic powder or even hot sauce for an extra kick.

And let’s not forget about the sauces! Sour cream and plain yogurt are obviously the go-to choices as they match perfectly with the creamy taste of this chicken dish. But if you want to mix things up a bit, try making a cheesy or tangy sauce using cream cheese or buttermilk as the base.

Are you wondering what drinks go well with Steven’s world famous die for sour cream chicken? Well, if you ask me, I would recommend something light and refreshing like a glass of iced tea or lemonade. For those who love wine, a chilled Chardonnay would be perfect to pair alongside your meal.

In conclusion, serving and pairing is all about experimenting with different flavors until you find the perfect one that pleases both you and your guests. Don’t be intimidated to try out new things or make substitutions – after all, that’s what cooking is all about! Just remember to have fun along the way as you create magic in your kitchen.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't believe how easy this dish is to make - a total crowd-pleaser!
You won’t believe how easy this dish is to make – a total crowd-pleaser!

Listen up folks, because this is where the real magic happens. So, you’ve made Steven’s world famous to-die-for sour cream chicken recipe and now you’re wondering what to do with the leftovers. Well, my friend, fear not because I’ve got you covered.

First things first, let’s talk about making ahead. This recipe is perfect for preparing ahead of time, especially if you’re planning on hosting a party or feeding a large group. You can prepare the chicken strips a day ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to cook.

Now for storing. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to three days, but trust me when I say that it won’t last that long! If you do have some leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat when ready to eat.

Which brings me to reheating. The best way to reheat this dish is to use an oven or microwave. For the oven method, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through. If using a microwave, place the chicken strips on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 30-second intervals until heated through.

But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something different, why not turn your leftovers into a delicious sandwich? Simply pile some chicken strips onto your favorite bread along with some lettuce and tomato for a simple and easy-to-make meal.

And there you have it folks, everything you need to know about making ahead, storing and reheating Steven’s world famous to-die-for sour cream chicken recipe. Trust me, this recipe is so good it will have you wanting more even after it’s gone!

Tips for Perfect Results

Alright, you’re almost there. You can almost taste the delicious sour cream chicken after following my recipe to a T. But before you dive into cooking, here are some tips to really make sure your dish comes out perfectly.

1. Choose the right chicken

To ensure a juicy and tender chicken, be sure to use fresh high-quality chicken. Look for chicken breasts that are plump and firm to the touch. Also, consider cutting them against the grain to make them even more tender.

2. Marinate for flavor

For maximum flavor, let your chicken marinate in the sour cream sauce for at least an hour before cooking it. If you have time, marinate it overnight! This will allow the flavors of tarragon and marjoram to really seep into the meat.

3. Don’t skimp on cheese

My recipe includes parmesan cheese, which adds a nice depth of flavor to the dish. Be generous with your cheese and don’t be afraid to sprinkle more on top once it’s finished cooking.

4. Use sour cream or plain yogurt

While you may be tempted to substitute sour cream with another dairy product like cream cheese, I highly recommend sticking with either sour cream or plain yogurt. They both contain lactic acids that tenderize the chicken and add a creamy tanginess.

5. Cook at the right temperature

Cooking at a low temperature will allow for an even cook throughout the chicken without drying it out. If you’re using strips rather than whole breasts, make sure not to overcrowd your pan as this will cause uneven cooking.

6. Let it rest

After taking your sour cream chicken out of the oven, let it rest for at least 5-10 minutes before cutting into it. This allows all of the juices and flavors to redistribute throughout the meat.

By following these tips, I guarantee you’ll have a perfect batch of my world-famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe every single time!

Bottom Line

With Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe, you’ll have a dish that will have everyone at your party talking about it long after the night is over. The perfect combination of ingredients like tarragon, marjoram, and parmesan cheese gives this recipe a unique flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

If you’re looking to impress your guests with a delectable and impressive main course, look no further than this world-famous die-for-sour-cream chicken recipe. The key is in the ingredients – I mean, who can resist the creamy goodness of sour cream mixed with plain yogurt and cream cheese? It’s like a party for your tastebuds.

Not only is this recipe super easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You could swap out the chicken breast for thigh meat or use it as a topping for potatoes or even Taco Tuesday! And let’s not forget about the best ever potato salad recipe – it’s the perfect side dish to complement this amazing chicken dish.

In conclusion, Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe is the best chicken breast recipe out there. Trust me; if actress Stella Stevens, known for her impeccable taste buds, gave this recipe her stamp of approval in nutty professor Poseidon, you know it must be beyond delicious. This straightforward yet impressive recipe is sure to become a staple in your home chef repertoire. Try it out today and get ready to be blown away by its tantalizing flavors!

Steven's World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken

Steven’s World Famous To-Die-For Sour Cream Chicken Recipe

I've modified my grandmother's recipe for the 21st Century. I can't have a dinner party and not asked to make this simple dish. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 927.1 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips (you could use thigh meat as well or chicken strips)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1 box Ritz crackers (the 3 roll size or the minis which crush easier, you can substitute bread crumbs if you like) or 1 box Chicken In A Biscuit crackers (you can substitute bread crumbs if you like)
  • 1 cup sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon (for color and flavor) or 2 tablespoons marjoram (for color and flavor)


  • Clean chicken and pour sour cream over it and let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, take crackers and crush into medium course crumbs, mix in Parmesan cheese and Tarragon/ Marjoram.
  • Melt half of the butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Dredge chicken in the cracker mixture and set in baking dish.
  • Repeat until complete.
  • Melt rest of butter and pour on top of chicken.
  • Bake@ 350 for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 195gCalories: 927.1kcalCarbohydrates: 50.3gProtein: 30.3gFat: 67.5gSaturated Fat: 32.2gCholesterol: 171.3mgSodium: 892.1mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 7.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Chicken, Chicken Breast, Meat, Oven, Potluck, Poultry
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