Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perfected Poppyseed Chicken

As a Freshman at the University of Alabama, I pledged a sorority. One of the major perks? Having home cooked meals even though you're 8 hours from home.

Miss Lily was our chef. And my goodness, could she cook.

I practically sprinted to the house each time she was to make her poppyseed chicken. When I left Alabama I had to find something to satisfy my poppyseed craving. So, I started flipping through my cookbooks. And thanks to an old church cookbook, I found this recipe and over the past few years I've perfected the proportions.

Here she is in all her glory -- Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

Nom, y'all.

Nom. Nom. Nom.

16 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken (healthy request - lower salt content)
1 pound chicken breasts
1-2 rolls of Ritz crackers
1 tbls butter


1. Bake the chicken {whatever your preferred method may be}
2. While chicken is baking mix together 3/4ths of your jar of sour cream. Yes, just 3/4ths of it. Trust me. Now add the entire can of cream of chicken.
3. Crunch 1/2 roll of crackers and add to mixture.
4. Once chicken is done cooking shred it, slice it, dice it, whatever you like. Then add it to your sour cream mixture.
5. Once that goodness is stirred together, douse it with poppies. I typically do one good layer of them {see below}

6. Stir together and place in your casserole dish.
7. Crush remaining crackers and sprinkle on top of casserole. Finish it off with a few pats of butter.
8. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes and enjoy!

This is a must try meal. It's quick, comforting and so scrumptious. What more could you want?

Happy cooking, ladies.

**linking up with How To Mommy, The Sasse LifeMake Ahead Meals for Busy Moms**


  1. I will def be making this. It looks so good!!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This looks so yummy! And I'm so hungry right now too! Yummers!

  3. That sounds delicious! I never think to use poppy seeds unless I see them in a recipe, but I bet they really add something interesting to the dish - maybe I should try using them more often.

    I've just started a new meme and would love for you to come by and join in the fun @

    - Eve

  4. I don't love poppy seeds, but everything else sounds amazing! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays!

  5. Ha! I just put that in the oven for dinner tonight! It's the hubs favorite.

  6. This looks delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe! It is going on my 'must try soon' list! :o)

  7. My sister shared this recipe with me from when she was in a sorority too! How funny! It is sooo good! It's my husbands favorite and I used to cook it for him all the time when we were dating, but I haven't cooked it in a while now...thanks for the reminder:)

  8. Nom. nom. Nom. You had me at buttery Ritz crackers!

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