Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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

Monica Scott
A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this Poppy Seed Chicken casserole is absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 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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