Poppy-Seed-Chicken

I’ve been making this Poppy Seed Chicken recipe for some time now, pretty much ever since I discovered Seeded at the Table a few years ago.

Poppy Seed Chicken is now a favorite at my house for several reasons: 1. It’s a great way to use up the chicken leftovers from my rotisserie-style roasted chicken. 2. It’s a thrifty meal, costing less than $5 to make. 3. It’s easy to put together (as long as you remember to save enough time for the 50 minutes of baking!). 4. My kids walk into the kitchen, see me preparing this dish, and say, “Poppy Seed Chicken! Yea!” What more could I ask for?

Baked poppy seed chickenIngredients:
1 can cream of chicken soup
12-oz sour cream (Use ¾ of a 16-oz. package. Check for sour cream coupons here.)
3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
Pepper to taste

Cracker topping

Topping:
1 sleeve of butter crackers (Ritz, Townhouse, or generic brand. Check for cracker coupons here.)
½ cup butter, melted
2 Tbs. poppy seeds

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 2-quart casserole dish.

mixing the chicken

2. Mix the soup, sour cream, and chicken in a large bowl. (I use my stand mixer.) Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Add poppy seeds

3. While the chicken mixture is baking, crush the crackers and mix with the melted butter and poppy seeds.

Baked poppy seed chicken

4. After the chicken mixture has baked 30 minutes, add the topping, return to the oven, and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Poppy-Seed-Chicken

5. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve over rice with your vegetable of choice.

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Poppy Seed Chicken
 
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I’ve been making this Poppy Seed Chicken recipe for some time now, and it's become a favorite at my house. Thrifty, simple, tasty. What more can I say?
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 12-oz sour cream (Use ¾ of a 16-oz. package.)
  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • Pepper to taste
  • Topping:
  • 1 sleeve of butter crackers (Ritz, Townhouse, or generic brand)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbs. poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Mix the soup, sour cream, and chicken in a large bowl. (I use my stand mixer.) Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. While the chicken mixture is baking, crush the crackers and mix with the melted butter and poppy seeds.
  4. After the chicken mixture has baked 30 minutes, add the topping, return to the oven, and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  5. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve over rice with your vegetable of choice.

 

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