How to Prepare Poppy Seed Chicken

Author: Tony Tracy

There seems to be an endless variety of online recipes that cater to the extremely popular poppy seed chicken. To make it easier, we have sorted through all the most well-know and celebrated recipes to provide you the simplest, and tastiest, one we could find.

This simple, quick and easy poppy seed chicken casserole step by step instructions is exceptionally delicious and can be easily fitted to those of us who are health conscious and watch our fat and calorie intake.

You can use our poppy seed chicken casserole recipe to prepare and impress your loved ones, children or even that upcoming home or office party.

Poppy Seed Chicken Recipe (Ingredients)

* 2-3 pounds of cooked and shredded boneless, skinless chicken
* 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
* 8 ounces of sour cream
* 40 Ritz crackers (approx. 1 sleeve full), crumbled
* 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
* 1 stick of margarine or butter

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (Instructions)

Step 1: Place the stick of margarine in your frying pan and turn on the heat to low to melt the margarine. For those of you who are health conscious and watching your calories you can use low fat butter or just simply use half a stick of the butter or margarine.

Step 2: Open up your box of Ritz Crackers and take out one whole sleeve of crackers. Empty all the crackers into a large zip lock bag and crush the crackers with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to make sure they are completely crumbled. You can also use other brands of similar low fat crackers if you wish.

Step 3: Add 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds into the bag and mix well with the crumbled crackers.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, pour in the 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 8 ounces of sour cream and then mix well. Again, if you are health conscious you can also use reduced fat sour cream and soup since this doesn't change the flavor at all.

Step 5: Grease your casserole dish and layer half the chicken, half the soup mixture, and half the cracker mixture. Repeat this layer and then top it off with the cracker mixture.

Step 6: Place it in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes. You're done!

If you are short on time you can mix all the ingredients, except for the crackers & poppy seed mixture, put it in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and top with all the crackers. It tastes the same and is much quicker to prepare.

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