Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a delicious combination of creamy chicken with a crisp, buttery Ritz cracker topping! Also known as Ritz Chicken Casserole, but here in the south, we call it Poppy Seed Chicken. Paula Dean has her version and we have ours! It’s such an easy chicken casserole recipe that you can put together any busy day of the week.
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Easy Comfort Food
This casserole is really easy to make. The recipe uses a whole Rotisserie chicken and, to me, adds something special to the flavor. But you can use 4 large chicken breasts instead. That’s what I used for years until I discovered Rotisserie chicken. Just cook the chicken breasts then shred or chop them.
My husband and kids love this recipe. There are never any leftovers. Place the shredded or chopped chicken in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the soups, sour cream and seasonings. Then combine together and add to a casserole dish.
Crush the crackers and add melted butter. Oh my, this is starting to come together nicely.
Bake in the oven. Such a golden, buttery, crispy topping. I wonder what side dish you’ll come up with? Rolls? A salad, or green beans perhaps?
Dish out and enjoy! I’d love your feedback – leave me a comment!
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a delicious combination of creamy chicken with a crisp, buttery Ritz cracker topping!
- 1 Rotisserie chicken deboned, shredded or chopped
- 1 10.5 oz can cream of celery soup
- 1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tube Ritz crackers
- 1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350. Place shredded or chopped chicken into a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine soups, sour cream, poppy seeds, minced garlic, and black pepper.
Pour soup and sour cream mixture into the bowl with chicken. Mix well.
Crush the crackers and sprinkle them on top of the casserole. Melt the butter and drizzle on top of the crushed crackers.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes.
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