When Rob was in the hospital a few years ago, my neighbor was so sweet and brought us the best dinner. It was this amazing Poppy Seed Chicken casserole. I finally decided to make it myself and it has become one of my favorite dishes. It’s great to make ahead for those potluck dinners or a freeze ahead meal for those busy week nights.

Looking for an easy dish to make ahead? Make this Poppy Seed Chicken for that busy weeknight ahead.
This Poppy Seed Chicken is a delicious recipe that can be made ahead for those busy weeknightsServings: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked and diced chicken
2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
1 tbs. poppy seeds
2 tbs. garlic powder
1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese (I use Mexican blend)
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups of cooked rice

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Spray a baking dish 9×13 with non-stick spray.
3. Mix together chicken, soup, garlic powder, shredded cheese, and sour cream in a large bowl.
4. In another bowl, mix together crackers, poppy seeds, and melted butter until butter is completely mixed through.
5. Spread rice on bottom of casserole dish. Then top with chicken mixture and spread out evenly. Then, top with cracker mixture.
6. Bake for 15 minutes with a piece of foil over top. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

 

Poppy Seed Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked and diced chicken
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 tbs. poppy seeds
  • 2 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • 1½ cups of shredded cheese (I use Mexican blend)
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a baking dish 9x13 with non-stick spray.
  3. Mix together chicken, soup, garlic powder, shredded cheese, and sour cream in a large bowl.
  4. In another bowl, mix together crackers, poppy seeds, and melted butter until butter is completely mixed through.
  5. Spread rice on bottom of casserole dish. Then top with chicken mixture and spread out evenly. Then, top with cracker mixture.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes with a piece of foil over top. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. ~Adapted from one of my favorite go-to blogs;
  8. Six Sister's Stuff

~Adapted from one of my favorite go-to blogs; Six Sister’s Stuff

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