Poppy Seed Chicken

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Most of you probably have a go-to recipe for Poppy Seed Chicken or you love your mom’s version!  Poppy Seed Chicken was a favorite of the dishes my mom made while we were growing up, and it is still a yummy comfort food!  I have tweaked her recipe a bit over the years and love this version with an addition of the unexpected Cream of Celery Soup.  Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Chicken

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5-6 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded

16 oz sour cream

1 can cream of mushroom (or cream of chicken & mushroom)

1 can cream of celery

1/4 cup milk

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1 T. poppy seeds

Ritz or Saltine Crackers, crushed for topping

White or Wild Rice for serving (optional)

Mix all ingredients except crushed crackers together in a large bowl.  Evenly spread mixture into a 9×13 greased baking dish.  Sprinkle with crushed crackers and bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until bubbles.

Serve with white or wild rice, if desired.

Freezes well.

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  1. That looks great!!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

  2. Oh YUM!!! Totally “pinning” this! A friend made a version of this for me when I had my last baby and I haven’t been able to find a recipe since. Thank you!!!

    • Gretchen, I bet y’all will love this version! I really like the addition of the Cream of Celery, although I was skeptical at first;) It’s really good!
      Hope y’all are doing well.

  3. Girl, I never thought about freezing this stuff…Hey, did you know Gretchen and I had lunch together this summer? 🙂 So fun that she reads your blog!

  4. Hi Amanda! this sounds like an interesting dish – always had poppy seed with lemon muffins, and celery seed with my chicken. I’ll be trying this dish.

  5. This looks amazing.
    Looking forward to getting to know you at the moms of teens group.
    Have a great week.
    🙂 Jen