Poppy Seed Chicken II

Poppy Seed Chicken II


"This is an excellent way to use up leftover chicken. This is served up at our house at least once a month. We like it with mashed potatoes or rice and a green vegetable."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 769 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 769 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 50.8 g
  • 78%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 38 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 149 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 1040 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the chicken into a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, stir together the condensed soup and sour cream. Pour over the chicken. In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers, poppy seeds and melted butter. Sprinkle over the chicken and sauce.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the casserole is browned and the sauce is bubbly.
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This dish is a keeper and a definite comfort food. Don't let the fat content scare you off - it can easily be altered. I made it with reduced fat Ritz crackers, 98% fat free soup, light sour cream and half the butter and it still came out great! (but not low-fat) I noticed that some reviewers thought this was somewhat lacking in flavor, so I sprinkled the chicken with basil, oregano and garlic powder and browned it before adding water and simmering it for about 15 minutes. I prepared the chicken the night before while making dinner so I could have cooked, chopped chicken all ready to go. As suggested by another reviewer, I stirred the chicken, soup and sour cream together in a bowl before putting it in the casserole dish. Serve with bread and some steamed veggies.


it won't be dry if you add 1 stick melted butter and 1/2 cup milk to the soup/sour cream mixture; it'll have more flavor is you use either a whole chicken or 3 or 4 chicken breasts with the bone and skin and put a bay leaf or two in while you're boiling your chicken; also add poppyseeds to the soup and sour cream mixture instead of to the crust.


This is an excellent dish and so easy to make. In my opinion, one teaspoon of poppy seeds hardly qualifies that ingredient to make it in the dish's title... so I used about 4 tablespoons! Simply wonderful.