Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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PoppySeed_ChickenCasserole2I have always been a casserole lover. They’re easy to throw together and make for a great family-friendly meal. This Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole I’m sharing today is a new favorite of ours. The homemade sauce is what makes the entire dish amazing! 😀

The sauce is creamy and has such great flavor. I think it’s the cream cheese that gives it it’s wow factor! We served ours over bow tie pasta noodles and had a side salad for a complete dinner. It was perfect. My kids loved it, too! PoppySeed_ChickenCasserole


Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
 
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A delicious chicken casserole the whole family will love!
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Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut in bite-size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk ( I use 2%)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon poppy seeds
TOPPING
  • ½ sleeve buttery round crackers ( I used Ritz), crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • chopped Parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Whisk in flour and stir constantly until combined and flour turns golden-brown; about 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in milk until combined then stir in chicken broth, sour cream, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until cream cheese is melted all the way.
  4. Add cooked chicken and poppy seeds to sauce mixture. Stir to combine then pour into prepared baking dish. Top with crushed crackers. Pour melted butter evenly over crackers.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving over cooked pasta. Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

 

 

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