What’s Cooking: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

OK, so it was a busy weekend for us. We had a progressive dinner with the new neighbors and some friends over for the Superbowl. Lots of cooking as you can imagine! 

Since we were the main course for the progressive dinner and needed to make enough food for 24 people, I decided to make a family recipe, Grandma’s Poppy Seed Chicken.

poppy seed chicken recipe


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 8oz of sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 tube Ritz crackers, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 package egg wide noodles, cooked

poppy seed chicken recipe ingredientsDIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil or bake chicken and cut into small pieces.
2. Place cooked noodles into bottom of 9×13 inch baking dish.
3. Mix chicken with soups and sour cream in separate bowl then place in baking dish on top of noodles.

poppy seed chicken casserole

4. Place crushed crackers on top of casserole. Top with melted stick of butter. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges.

poppy seed chicken dinner recipeThis is pretty easy to make (especially for a crowd), plus the leftovers are amazing! We luckily had enough for the Superbowl on Sunday to feed our friends.

Hope you enjoy!
So, do you have any family recipes that you can always turn to in a pinch?




  1. Bryn says

    Hi Erin, I’m one of your new neighbors :). I wasn’t able to make it to the dinner because I was at home with a sick baby, but my husband and 5 year old were there. He mentioned how good the chicken was and my daughter hasn’t stopped talking about THE STAGE! Steve said you were a DIY blogger so I set out to find you, and find you I did….complete with a recipe for the yummy chicken and pictures of the stage. I will gladly cook the chicken but I’m not sure I can whip up a stage. :)
    I look forward to meeting you! -Bryn

    • says

      Ooh Bryn, how cool is that! So nice to hear from you! We surely missed you on Saturday. My 6 year old had an awesome time with your daughter though. I’m sure they’ll be best buds this summer :) Look forward to meeting you!

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