Family + Food
Several years ago, my brother in law made this chicken casserole for a family dinner. I knew immediately that it had to be added to my meal prep rotation. Soon after that, I found a recipe and tweaked it a bit, thinking that it was just like his. Recently I made this for them when they were visiting, only to discover that my recipe is very different from his! So today I am sharing this awesome recipe that I am sure your entire family will love!
Feeding a Crowd
In June, I chaperoned and cooked for our youth group. I made eight of these Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole’s and froze them without the cracker topping. I doubled the recipe in a 9×13 disposable foil pan. When we arrived at our cabin, I placed them in the refrigerator to thaw overnight since I planned to cook them on our second night. We had a total of 60 adults and teenagers. The first night I prepared a Taco Bar, a big breakfast the next morning, sub sandwiches for lunch and then Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole to end the second night. Before I baked the casserole, I added the cracker topping. I prepared green beans and corn for our side dishes. Simple enough!
I knew that my family loved this dish, but I was honestly surprised at the response from the youth group. The kids loved it! Several even came back for a second helping. It was a huge success!
I hope you will try this! It’s so easy to prepare! Please leave a comment if you try it!
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
- 9×12 inch baking dish or foil pan
- Large mixing bowl
- garlic press
- measuring cups and measuring spoons
- Spoon to stir
- aluminum foil
- Gallon size Ziplock bag
- 2 Cups Chicken, cooked and diced
- 1 10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp garlic, fresh pressed
- 1 Tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
- 2 Cups Ritz Crackers, crushed
- 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place Ritz crackers in gallon size ziplock bag and seal. Crush the crackers and set aside.
- Mix together the prepared chicken, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and lemon juice. Spread the mixture in a 9×12 pan and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the crushed Ritz Crackers with the melted butter and poppy seeds. Spread the Ritz Cracker mixture over the chicken mixture and cover with foil.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15 more minutes. Enjoy!
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