Poppy Seed Chicken – A creamy and easy dinner that your whole family will love.

This Poppy Seed Chicken casserole is great for taking into a friend who had a baby and freezes well for those busy nights.

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POPPY SEED CHICKEN

The type ofย foodย most searched for on this blog is “Casseroles”.

Which tells me that you are just like me in the fact that sometimes you just need an easy casserole to feed the troops and call it good.

Now I know that casseroles aren’t fancy but sometimes you just have to get ‘er done.

I’ll be honest…somedays I’m lucky if I get a shower and others I’m more together and want to put a little more effort into dinner.

So I’ve included the basic poppy seed chicken recipe which by itself is awesome…and then additional ingredients I like to add to make it a little bit more fantastic when I have the time.

Oh yeah, and kids love this which makes for a tantrum free dinner table.

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HOW TO MAKE POPPY SEED CHICKEN

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil raw chicken breasts with salt and pepper until done. I like to boil it with half an onion cut into large chunks to give it more flavor. Let chicken cool slightly and cut into one inch cubes. Place cubed chicken in a 9X13 casserole dish. *Note: Some people layer some cooked rice on the very bottom underneath the chicken so that it’s a meal in one.
  • Stir together the condensed soup and sour cream. If you wish to add the additional flavorings stir in the Worcestershire, celery salt, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper to the soup and sour cream mixture. Pour over the chicken.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle over the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle the poppy seeds on top.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the casserole is browned and the sauce is bubbly. Serve plain or over rice. We like to eat it with steamed broccoli and we mix it all together.

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Poppy Seed Chicken

This Poppy Seed Chicken casserole is great for taking into a friend who had a baby and freezes well for those busy nights.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chicken breasts , cooked and cubed (or shredded)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 1 1/2 rolls of crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
Additional Ingredients to make it fancy:
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • optional 3 cups cooked rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cubed chicken in a 9X13 casserole dish. *Note: Some people layer some cooked rice on the very bottom underneath the chicken so that it's a meal in one.

  3. Stir together the condensed soup and sour cream. If you wish to add the additional flavorings stir in the Worcestershire, celery salt, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper to the soup and sour cream mixture. Pour over the chicken.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle over the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle the poppy seeds on top.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the casserole is browned and the sauce is bubbly. Serve plain or over rice. We like to eat it with steamed broccoli and we mix it all together.

Recipe Notes

Source: base of recipe adapted from Allrecipes

Poppy Seed Chicken - an easy casserole that the the whole family will love.
Poppy Seed Chicken - A creamy and easy dinner that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com