The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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Poppyseed Chicken Casserole is such a classic dish that is incredibly easy to make! A creamy chicken casserole topped with a buttery ritz topping. This will be the best you ever make! 

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole in a white platter with a metal spoon.

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

My neighbor brought me this casserole after I had my last baby and oh man, the family DEVOURED it. I know a recipe is good in my book if the entire family eats it and it is picky eater approved. This casserole is so simple, but yet so good and flavorful. Our favorite part of this meal is the buttery ritz crackers on top. This is one of those delicious easy meals. I like how fast it is ready. We served ours over rice with a side of green beans. I know that your family will love this just as much as we did.

How do you make Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?

  • In a large bowl, add cooked chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded parmesan cheese, and poppyseeds. Mix until incorporated. Spread along the bottom of a 2 quart casserole or 9×9 inch pan.
  • Crush ritz cracker and add melted butter and toss to coat in the butter. Sprinkle on top of the chicken mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Close up of Poppyseed Chicken Casserole in a white platter.

Can I freeze Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?

If freezing, freeze the poppy seed chicken casserole before baking. Cover the pan tightly with foil and write down the directions on top of the container. Remove the casserole from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator during the day before baking.

 

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole in a white platter with a metal spoon.

What to serve with Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole on a white plate with green beens on the side.

 

The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

4.6 from 10 votes
Poppyseed Chicken Casserole is such a classic dish that is incredibly easy to make! A creamy chicken casserole topped with a buttery ritz topping. This will be the best you ever make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 5 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound cooked chicken diced (about 2-3 cups)*
  • 1 container sour cream 8 ounce
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup 10.75 ounce
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 sleeve buttery round crackers about 1 cup crushed (like Ritz)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add cooked chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded parmesan cheese, and poppyseeds. Mix until incorporated. Spread along the bottom of a 2 quart casserole or 9x9 inch pan.
  • Crush ritz cracker and add melted butter and toss to coat in the butter. Sprinkle on top of the chicken mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes

*I use rotisserie

Nutrition

Serves: 5

Calories463kcal (23%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein26g (52%)Fat37g (57%)Saturated Fat20g (100%)Cholesterol145mg (48%)Sodium696mg (29%)Potassium310mg (9%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A997IU (20%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium92mg (9%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 3 stars
    I’ve been making this dish since a stay w. a great aunt in the gulf of Mississippi (forgot the town’s name).
    Anyway, I learned w. chicken breasts left whole, no need to cut up.
    Don’t remember adding sour cream. I just made it today w. easy dump into casserole dish. Will do a dollop of sour cream on the side when dished up. It seems like cutting the breasts up will make it too dog’s dinner as an old feller once called mixed up casseroles. Oh yes, I mix the crackers a bit more down into the dish. It would be if you would like it juicy rather than crunchy.

  2. Has anyone ever tried making this with actual Poppyseed dressing? I have a hat I need to use up and want to make this casserole. It’d probably be too thin though

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