poppyseed chicken

Poppyseed Chicken

poppyseed chickenPoppyseed chicken

This poppyseed chicken recipe is a simple one and can be assembled a day ahead if you’d like. It’s great for a quick meal or when company is coming.

You can substitute yogurt for the sour cream, and you can make your own chicken sauce with chicken broth if you’d rather not use the canned cream of chicken soup.

If you have leftover baked chicken in the refrigerator, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and use your left-over chicken for this recipe. If you have canned chicken, you can use that as well.poppyseed chicken

Of course, using the canned or baked chicken means you don’t need to sauté the chicken as the recipe calls for.  Serve this over rice or noodles – or just on the side with other dishes.

I was introduced to this recipe in a home in Mississippi the other week. I asked for the recipe and served it to my gang. You can be certain I will be making this dish again!

The recipe

Poppyseed Chicken

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An easy sauce over chicken with poppyseed for flavor and flair. Can be fixed ahead or done the day of your meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 cups chicken breast pieces or you can use boneless dark meat
  • Olive oil for sauteing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 oz. mushrooms drained (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • 1 tsp. chicken seasoning
  • 1 package Ritz crackers
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds


  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Sauté in olive oil until cooked through. Do not sauté too long.
  • Drain.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients, then add chicken
  • Put into a 9 x 13 inch pan
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  • Put crumbs on top and bake 15 minutes longer or until bubbly
  • Serve over rice or noodles

Poppyseed Chicken

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