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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a delicious combination of creamy chicken with a crisp, buttery Ritz cracker topping!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 792kcal


  • 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 casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine soups, sour cream, poppy seeds, minced garlic, and black pepper. 
  • Pour soup and sour cream mixture into the casserole dish with the 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.


(A) You can use 3-4 cooked, shredded chicken breasts instead of a Rotisserie chicken. (B) Serve over rice or noodles, if desired. (C) Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (D) Nutrition information source:  happyforks.com


Serving: 1g | Calories: 792kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 53g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 1431mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g