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Ladybug's Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole  Recipe
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Ladybug's Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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"I love this recipe. I got this from a friend who made it when my mom was sick. She made a double recipe and froze half of it. It was even better after it had been frozen."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and poppy seeds in a bowl. Layer the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with 2/3 of the cracker mix. Mix the chicken breast pieces with cream of chicken soup and sour cream until thoroughly combined, and spoon the mixture on top of the crumb crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 of the cracker mix over the top of the chicken mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is hot and bubbling, about 1 hour.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • To freeze, prepare as above. Let cool then, wrap pan with foil and freeze.
  • To cook after freezing, let thaw in fridge overnight and cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. If not thawed, cook until warmed through.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2011

My husband and I really liked this. The crumb mixture added a really nice touch. I didn't have poppy seeds and can't get them where I live, so I used sesame seeds instead. Next time I will shred the chicken instead of cutting it up into chunks, only because I didn't lcare for the chewy texture of the chunks of chicken in the casserole. It only took about 40 minutes to be hot and bubbly in my oven.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2014

I would try this recipe but never use canned, condensed soups. Does anyone have a recipe for mushroom soup condensed? I make a great Three Mushroom Soup, as well as others, but don't know how to "condense" the liquid down without impacting the overall mushroom soup flavor.

Apr 27, 2012

Delicious! I made this with light sour cream and light cream of chicken soup and you couldn't even tell! Our family devoured this--definitely will make again and again.

Nov 20, 2011

Delicious and Easy!!

Jun 29, 2014

My best friend's mother-in-law cooks a dish like this every time they visit her. She loved it but didn't have the exact measurements. We plugged in the ingredients on AR and this recipe showed up. We had a big group over last night so we doubled the butter, ritz crackers and chicken that the recipe calls for. Very different from anything I've ever tried but everyone cleaned their plates last night. Wonderful flavor. Next time I'll add some salt, pepper and maybe cheese.

Dec 06, 2012

Wow! This is soooo good! The only things I changed was I used 1/2 C butter instead of 1 cup and 3 chicken breasts instead of 8. The Ritz crackers are a yummy salty little crunch on the top! Thanks for sharing Ladybug!

Nov 29, 2012

This really good! I've made several versions of poppy seed chicken and this filling is really good. I love that I don't have to cook it beforehand like some recipes. I prefer the cracker mixture on top also. Very good! I added some mozzarella cheese.

Oct 14, 2014

I made this dish exactly according to the recipe except I didnt read to cook the chicken first! I didnt realize this until i stirred the chicken into the sour cream. I had to cook the living daylights out of it to get the meat cooked. Still-it was delicious. Can"t wait do do it right


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  • Calories
  • 655 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 48.3 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 34.7 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 939 mg
  • 38%

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

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