Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poppy Seed Chicken - A Southern Favorite

I came across this recipe about a year ago on another blog ( and tried it for supper one night. It was a big hit and I've made it many times since then. It is easy to put together and very good served over rice.

I usually start it off early in the day by preparing the chicken breasts first. I cover 3 chicken breasts with water and cook until tender. Later, I shred it and then add it to the rest of the ingredients.


3 chicken breasts, cooked, and shredded
16 oz. sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 T. poppyseed
Crushed Ritz crackers
1 stick melted butter ( I don't usually use that much. I melt about 4 T.)

Mix first 4 ingredients and put in 13 x 9 dish. Cover with crushed Ritz crackers. Melt the butter and pour over the crackers.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Serve over cooked rice.

I wondered the whole time I was baking it if it would taste good. It did! My whole family LOVED it.

If you live in the South, you've probably had this many times. I like serving this with sweet tea for the total southern experience:)

Let me know if you try it!

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  1. We love poppyseed chicken!!! I used to make it all. the. time. and haven't in FOREVER! Time to add it to the rotation again. Thanks so much for linking up!!! :) Andrea

  2. I can't believe I didn't grow up eating this, but glad I do now. Thanks, Andrea! I look forward to seeing pictures of your little girl each and every day!

  3. I love poppy seed chicken! Once when we moved into a new house, a neighbor brought us dinner featuring this dish. You can just imagine how quickly I asked her for the recipe! But then I put it away and forgot about it. I happened upon again this year and made it a few times over the winter--my family loved it, of course! :)

    1. Hi Richella! I grew up in OK and lived in Mississippi and Louisiana, but never had this dish. It's hard to believe! It's so easy to make which makes it one of my very favorites. Have a blessed day!

  4. Oh interesting. I have never heard of this. I love soup casseroles. I wrote a post about one a while back.
    Thanks for sharing this I'll have to try. I am following your pinterest. I couldn't log into facebook to follow but
    I am at Come and visit me. I linked my post on the Imparting Grace linky.
    Have a great day.

    1. Thank you, Sherry. I just read your post. It was very good. Thanks again for writing!

  5. My grandmother used to make this and I loved it. I'll have to make it soon. Thanks for reminding me about a great recipe.

    I'm visiting from Richella's Grace at Home party.


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