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

A delicious chicken casserole the whole family will love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Holly


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon poppy seeds


  • 1/2 sleeve buttery round crackers I used Ritz, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • chopped Parsley optional


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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