Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Kathie Bordelon Recipe

By Kathie Bordelon Kathie

20 Min
30 Min

This recipe comes from our church cookbook. These ladies can cook! This casserole is easy, looks pretty and is rich-tasting. It can be lightened by using fat free soups and sour cream.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This recipe was a real hit with everyone in the Test Kitchen. It is so very filling and we made a meal out of it by pairing it with a nice green salad.


chicken breasts, cooked and seasoned (or)
2 can(s)
white meat chicken
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
1 c
sour cream
stack ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 stick
butter, melted
poppy seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces, or, if you use the canned chicken, drain and break up pieces.
Mix the soups and sour cream in a large bowl.
Add the chicken and mix.
Put in a buttered casserole dish. Top with crackers and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seed.
Bake at 350 degrees about 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and light brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Casserole Crazy
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Apr 15, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

This recipe was a real hit with everyone in the Test Kitchen. It is so very filling and we made a meal out of it by pairing it with a nice green salad.
Anne Shapiro anne5
May 23, 2010
Hi Kathie, I made this casserole tonight and we loved it. I will definately make again. Thank You!!!
Kathie Bordelon Kathie
May 24, 2010
I'm glad you liked it. Just a word of warning in case you don't know. If anyone in your family works where random drug testing is done you should know that poppy seeds can give a false positive reading in tests like this. We had a friend who had eaten poppy seed cake the day before and tested positive. He had no idea why but further testing showed what had happened and he was exonerated. But he won't eat poppy seeds anymore!
Tracy Hooper Cheesey
Sep 13, 2010
Love this recipe. I fix rice and serve the chicken on top. Makes it go further. It also gives it a little different texture and flavor.
Sheila Phillips marmie
Oct 22, 2010
I first ate this chicken casserole 24 years ago at a church potluck and it is still my favorite chicken recipe.
Cheri Hillier CheriH
Jan 8, 2011
Made this recipe at the request of one of our dinner guests. . . new family favorite! We served it with a side of stuffing. Yum!
Cheryl Morgan mamma123
Jan 16, 2011
Delicious! How can I get 3 copies of that cookbook? (for myself & daughter's)Thanks for sharing!
Kathie Bordelon Kathie
Jan 17, 2011
You wouldn't regret it! The cookbook has sold way over 1000 copies since we put it together in 2001. All just word of mouth through our church. If you are serious about wanting copies I can get them for you. How do we go about doing this? They sell for $10 each through church. Do you want me to send you the address to send the check through? Does the recipe club allow us to do this?
Mar 20, 2011 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: CHATTERBOX CHICKEN DISHES I NEED a Picture to Cook!!! What's Cookin' Today?
yvonne witherspoon gspoon
Nov 11, 2011
This is on my list to try December 10th campground party.
jana wilcoxson friedpeach
May 31, 2012
Kathie, I use canned white/dark meat chicken in another casserole. So I'm glad I can use that when I don't have any other chicken handy. This sounds so good.
Pat Rains patsglass
Jul 3, 2012
I love this recipe, you can use sesame seeds instead and it is great. I had to stop the poppy seeds. Everybody loves this one.
Pat Rains patsglass
Jul 3, 2012
Oh yeah, you can serve over noodles and add a salad for a quick and easy dinner
Donna DeMarino DonnaDe
Jan 18, 2013
This looks so good and sounds pretty easy. I can't wait to make it. Thank you for posting it! I pinched it for later. Also, thank you for the tip on the sesame seeds, Pat, and also serving over noodles, that sounds good! The stuffing side sounds good as well.
Vonna Pauls HappyCooker
May 30, 2013
This is also great with spinach noodles or regular egg noodles. Cook them to just al dente and then stir into the casserole before you bake it.