poppy seed chicken casserole in a green dish

Poppy Seed Chicken

Poppy Seed Chicken casserole is at the top of the comfort food list with only six ingredients! It’s creamy, savory, and packed with stick-to-your-ribs flavor.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Here’s a comfort food that screams for you to curl up with a good book and dig in. I don’t know where Poppy Seed Chicken came from, but it’s been around a long time. And sometimes, nothing else will do but a good old classic recipe.

If you’ve ever eaten Poppy Seed Chicken casserole, you’ve probably fixed it over and over again. If you’ve never tasted it, you’re in for a real treat!

Poppy Seed Chicken Tips

I use cream of chicken soup in this recipe since the old school version is still the best in my book. There are different ways to make it, but I finally gave in and stuck with what works best.

I did change one big ingredient…the chicken. Well, I didn’t really change the chicken, I just changed the TYPE of chicken.

I’m a big fan of using rotisserie chicken whenever possible. It cuts the cooking in half, and it also produces tender bites every single time. You can boil chicken breasts if you like, but it won’t be as amazing….I promise.

Ingredient List

  • sour cream
  • cream of chicken soup
  • poppy seeds
  • rotisserie chicken meat
  • buttery round crackers
  • butter

How to Make It

Mix sour cream and soup together in a large bowl. Add poppy seeds and chicken.  Stir well and pour into a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish.

Crush the crackers in a plastic bag or blender and combine with melted butter. Sprinkle crackers over chicken mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees until crust is golden brown and casserole is bubbly.

There are only 6 ingredients in this dish, which makes it my number one go-to whenever I’m needing comfort food in a hurry. It also fits the criteria to make it one of my top 10 favorites…it’s southern…it’s sassy…and it’s delicious.

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poppy seed chicken casserole in a green dish

Poppy Seed Chicken


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

In the beginning there were casseroles, but the greatest of them all is Poppy Seed Chicken. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. carton sour cream
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken meat, chopped
  • 1 sleeve buttery round crackers
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix sour cream and soup together in a large bowl.
  3. Add poppy seeds and chicken.  Stir well and pour into a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish.
  4. Crush the crackers in a plastic bag or blender and combine with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle crackers over chicken mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and casserole is bubbly.

Notes

Poppy Seed Chicken casserole tastes great with steamed rice and Roasted Broccoli.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: poppy seed chicken casserole, poppyseed, poppy seed, chicken, casserole, southern

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3 Comments

  1. Pam Salyers

    One of my favorites❤️

  2. We think alike, Pam! 🙂

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