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Betsy's Poppy Seed Chicken Recipe

Betsy's Poppy Seed Chicken

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and cook chicken, turning once, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees Celsius).
  3. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, and place in a bowl with the cream of chicken and mushroom soups, and the sour cream. Stir until well blended, then transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch shallow baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine the crushed crackers with the poppy seeds. Melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, or in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir butter into the cracker mixture, and spread evenly over the chicken.
  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 16, 2008

We've been making this for years, and love this recipe! We leave off the butter, and it does not affect the taste. I also add 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and 1/2 of onion powder. The recipe doesn't specify this, but the sour cream should be 8 oz.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2008

Although this recipe was alright, it really wasn't very good... it could have used HALF the crackers on top. They overpowered everything else, and it ended up being really dry tasting. I use to have the best poppy seed chicken recipe, but I don't know what I did with it! Guess I'll just keep looking :)

Apr 13, 2006

A store-bought rotisserie chicken works wonderfully well in this recipe too. GREAT flavor & saves time.

Feb 14, 2005

This dish always turns out wonderful! We like to add frozen vegatables to the mix. Just enough so that the sauce still covers everything when you put it in the pan. Smells so good--my husband loves this one!

Feb 09, 2006

Definately a keeper! It almost tasted like pot pie. I used fat free sour cream and added frozen broccoli, garlic powder, and a little pepper. Also, I just boiled the chicken. Thanks!

Mar 21, 2006

I changed this quite a bit because I wasn't sure how it would taste without adding a little more flavor. I added some milk and wine to the sauce... sauteed the chicken breasts with onions, celery, garlic, and mushrooms (then added them to the sauce)...added some salt and pepper...used garlic ritz crackers, etc. All in all, it was pretty good, and easy....after all, it is canned soup. :) Thanks.

Oct 13, 2009

This is a favorite in our family. I have made it numerous times, always with superb results. The crunchy poppy seeds and the cracker topping make this a real winner. So easy and so good!

Aug 15, 2011

The calories are from the soup... but you can get 98% Fat Free cream of whatever soups, and that really helps to cut down the cals... :) Very yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 936 kcal
  • 47%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 67.5 g
  • 104%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 35.2 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 1739 mg
  • 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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