Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Menus4Moms: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Recipe

Here is a little tutorial for one of our favorite casseroles, Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, along with Acorn Squash and of course the ever-popular Seasoned Green Beans.

Because we use the Secrets of a Busy Cook, our chicken is already cooked, making this a quick prep recipe. Bulk cooking ingredients saves time and money! Take out your frozen chicken and thaw it. If you don’t keep cooked chicken in your freezer, go ahead and cook and chop 1 lb. of chicken.

While you are waiting for your chicken to thaw, if you enjoy wine, pour yourself a glass. Yes, my chicken and my wine come from Costco. (I see you raising your eyebrows, but Costco wine is really good – try it sometime.) I love Costco. In case you are wondering, that little gadget is a wine aerator and it rocks. Wine aerators provide instant aging for people who can’t stand to wait (like me).

Here is the rest of what you need:cooked chicken, sour cream in a measuring cup, a stick of butter, 2 sleeves crackers, cream of chicken soup, a jar of poppy seeds

In a medium bowl, combine the soups and sour cream, then mix in the thawed cooked chicken.

Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Assembly - Chicken with sour cream and soup mixture

Add a tablespoon of poppy seeds and mix.

Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Assembly - Chicken with sour cream and soup mixture with poppy seeds

Add a sleeve of crushed crackers and mix.

Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Assembly - Chicken with sour cream and soup mixture with poppy seeds and crackers

Spread into a 9×13 pan.

Spreading poppy seed chicken mixture in pan

Crush another sleeve of crackers.

Crushing crackers in a wax paper sleeve

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and mix with the crushed sleeve of crackers.

Mixing crushed crackers with melted butter

Spread buttered crackers onto chicken mixture and sprinkle with poppy seeds for garnish.

Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole pairs well with Acorn Squash and Seasoned Green Beans.

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole in a pan with a spoonful held up to camera

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (from freezer) or 1 lb. chicken breasts, chopped and sautéed
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 sleeve round buttery crackers, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seed

Topping

  • 1 sleeve round buttery crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • poppy seed for garnish

Instructions

Combine chicken, soups, sour cream, 1 sleeve crackers, and 1 Tbsp. poppy seed in a large bowl. Mix well and transfer to a greased casserole dish. Mix together remaining crackers and melted butter and sprinkle on top. Garnish with poppy seed. Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes.

  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 361

Keywords: poppy seed chicken casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole in a pan with a spoonful held up to camera


About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

Comments

  1. YUM. Poppyseed Chicken is a family favorite at our house. I make it exactly like yours, with one tiny change – I use cream cheese instead of sour cream. It is SO GOOD. 🙂

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