One of the many things I enjoy receiving from people is a recipe. Those who know me have learned this, and often email me with a new recipe they’ve tried. Sometimes they apologize (“Hey Steph, sorry to bother you again. I’m sure you are tired of receiving recipes, but I JUST tried this new one…“).
No one should EVER apologize to me for “bugging” me with a new recipe. It makes my day! 🙂
A few weeks ago, one such friend passed along a recipe that her mom had prepared for her when she was up visiting. Upon first glance, it looks just like your run-of-the-mill Chicken Casserole recipe. Oh, but how wrong you would be!
Once the recipe was in my hands, it was only a matter of days until my curiosity got the best of me. I had to make it. What could be SO special about this recipe that would set it apart from other casseroles?
Well. I don’t have an answer for you. But hear me say this: it is superior to all other chicken casserole recipes. I don’t know what it is – the sour cream? The poppy seeds? The Ritz crackers? Whatever it is, it works. And it’s SOOOOOOO good! It has a deep flavor, and the crunch from the crackers is amazing!
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
- 2 c (16 oz) sour cream
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 2 t poppy seeds
- 2 1/2 c cubed cooked chicken
- 1 pkg Ritz crackers (about 32)
- 1 stick butter, melted
In a bowl, combine the sour cream, soup and poppy seeds. Stir in chicken. Pour into greased 11 x 7 baking dish. Combine the cracker crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over top. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Says serves 4 but depending on serving size could feed more. Great with a salad or green beans.
Since it is a casserole, it’s very family friendly. Hubby, Little Chica and I enjoyed generous helpings the first time we made it, and still had more than enough for lunch the next day. If you find the sour cream mixture to be too rich, use only 1 cup of sour cream (it will still make enough to mix with the chicken) – or swap out the sour cream entirely for a second can of Cream of Chicken soup.
We enjoyed this with tater tots. 🙂
Have a good week!
You can read more about Steph’s life and recipes at her blog, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom.