Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
Well, this quick and easy casserole uses ingredients you probably already have on hand and will have your family crowding around the dinner table within the hour. If not, you will probably keep the ingredients on hand after you taste this. It's a keeper!
No leftover chicken on hand and no time to cook some? Buy a rotisserie chicken or turkey breast from the market. We'll keep your secret. =^..^=
2 1/2 lbchicken, cooked (4 large breasts would work)
8 ozsour cream
1 can(s)(10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 Tbsppoppy seeds
1/2 to 1 stickof butter or margarine
How to Make Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
- Tear or cut the cooked* chicken into pieces.
*If you need to cook the chicken, put it in a pot with 2-3 inches of water. (See photo.) Cover and simmer on medium for about 45 minutes, until the chicken is done. Cool a little before tearing into pieces.
*Or buy a rotisserie chicken from the store and tear it into pieces. Turkey breast (or leftover Thanksgiving turkey) would work well, too.
Set the chicken pieces aside.
- About the butter... The original recipe from the 1970s called for 1 stick of butter, but I've made it with just half a stick and thought it was delicious. Feel free to play with this or use 3/4 of a stick, if you're hesitant about a big change to a recipe.
Melt the butter (or margarine) in a microwave-proof cup for about 30 seconds. Pour over the cracker crumbs.