The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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! 

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.

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.

 

What to serve with Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

 

The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Recipe Notes

*I use rotisserie

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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. HMM! I am bummed it is not working for you. I will look into this and see what I can do. It is an extra step but you can always copy and paste the recipe into a word document in the mean time if needed and print from there. Thanks so much for letting me know! XOXO

  1. This recipe looks very tasty. I was reading through the ingredients and noticed it calls for 1/2 shredded parmesan cheese. What is the unit of measure?

  2. This dish looks delicious, and I am anxious to try it. My question is what way do cook your chicken, do you just brown the cubes or how do you cook it to begin with. Thanks so much.

    1. You can do either! I like to cook the whole chicken at once and then cut it into cubes or you can prepare the chicken and cut it cubbed and then add it to the dish. Either way will be great! Enjoy your chicken casserole!

  3. One of the pictures shows rice in this dish. Do you have another recipe that has rice in it? Think that might be good too.

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