Southern Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole
My Southern Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole is a simple Southern classic weeknight dinner that is quick, easy to prepare, packed with rich flavor, and sure to please each and every (including the picky people) hungry member of y’all’s family.
Do y’all need a nice dish that’s perfect for dropping a little something off at someone’s house that’s just had a baby, is sick or just in need of a meal? Perhaps to a church potluck? By using your basic pantry and refrigerator staples, like cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and basic cooked chicken, my Southern poppy seed chicken casserole recipe a handy, go-to inexpensive main dish for just such occasions OR just because it makes for an easy tasty weeknight dinner!
Happy November y’all and welcome to the kick off of the holiday season! At least in my house it’s the beginning. We have a busy week over at our house. We have so much going on, cheer practices, birthdays and more, plus, I am interviewing for job positions in hopes to find one that will meet my needs and the schedule I am hoping for. Needless to say, I thought this would be a good week for quick, easy meals…that or we are going to live off of cereal for the week. So, casserole city it is.
Now here’s my struggle, casseroles do not always look the best. In fact, casseroles are seriously one of the hardest foods to photograph because they come out of the pan in one large, gooey scoop. Top that with the fact that they aren’t anything amazing, but they are quick, yummy and classic comfort food for those nights you don’t have time or just don’t have the energy to get an all-out meal on the table. So, let me just note that this Southern Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole may lack some visual appeal, BUT it makes up for in taste and simplicity.
Combine first 6 ingredients.
Combine last 3 ingredients.
Assemble in baking dish.
Serve up this classic Southern comfort food alongside a healthy side, like a big green salad or some roasted veggies. Meet your new favorite 10-ingredient casserole recipe—trust us, your family will ask for it by name, and you'll want to prepare this again and again.
- 2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
- 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat-free)
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups Ritz crackers, crushed
- 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix together chicken, soup and sour cream in a large bowl. Add in Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and lemon juice.
- In another bowl, mix together crushed crackers, poppy seeds, and melted butter and stir until butter is completely incorporated.
- Spray a 9” x 13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spread chicken mixture on the bottom and top with cracker mixture.
- Cover pan with foil and bake for 15 minutes; remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes.