Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Published Date: December 20, 2022

Poppy seed chicken casserole is a comforting, delicious casserole that is perfect for a cozy night in or for serving to a crowd. It’s a delicious and easy-to-make comfort food that is sure to become a new favorite.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • This recipe is basically a mix and bake! Just stir all the ingredients together in a bowl, add the topping and bake! Super simple
  • Because it’s a casserole, it’s easy to transport to potlucks or BBQs, making it a great choice for feeding a crowd.

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Ingredients

  • Shredded Chicken
  • Sour Cream
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Butter, melted
  • Garlic Powder
  • Pepper

*see recipe card for full amounts

How to Make Poppy Seed Chicken

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, sour cream, poppy seeds, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until well combined.

Step 3: Transfer the mixture to a 9×13-inch casserole dish and smooth the top.

Step 4: Bake the casserole for 30-35 minutes, or until it is hot and bubbly.

Step 5: Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve as is, or on top of a bed of rice! It also pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, a simple salad, or a crusty loaf of bread.

Storage and Reheating Notes

This dish is best when enjoyed fresh but can be reheated for delicious leftovers!

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.  

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: To reheat, place the leftovers in a small microwave dish and warm in 30-40 second increments until fully heated through. (pro-tip: if you have an air fryer, you can put the leftover poppyseed casserole in an oven safe baking dish that fits in your basket and cook for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F until warmed through. This is a great way to make cracker topping crispy again!)

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Overall, poppy seed chicken casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make comfort food that is sure to become a new favorite. So next time you’re looking for a comforting, flavorful casserole, give poppy seed chicken a try – you won’t be disappointed!

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy seed chicken is a comforting, delicious casserole that is perfect for a cozy night in or for serving to a crowd. This classic dish is made with just a few simple ingredients tossed together and all baked together in a casserole dish.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole dish, Chicken Casserole, Poppy Seed Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 341kcal

Equipment

  • 9X13 Baking Dish
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Chicken cooked, shredded
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds heaping
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 sleeves Ritz Crackers
  • 1 stick Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, poppy seeds, parmesan cheese, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer the poppy seed casserole mixture to a greased 9×13-inch casserole dish and smooth out the top.
  • Crush two sleeves of Ritz crackers over the casserole in an even layer, then pour the melted butter evenly over top of the cracker topping.
  • Bake the casserole for 30-35 minutes, or until it is hot and bubbly.
  • Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve as is, or on top of a bed of rice!

Notes

Storage and Reheating Notes

This dish is best when enjoyed fresh but can be reheated for delicious leftovers!
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.  
REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: To reheat, place the leftovers in a small microwave dish and warm in 30-40 second increments until fully heated through. (pro-tip: if you have an air fryer, you can put the leftover poppyseed casserole in an oven safe baking dish that fits in your basket and cook for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F until warmed through. This is a great way to make cracker topping crispy again!)

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 2mg
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