Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Poppyseed Chicken

If you are from the south, or have ever had a baby, or had a family member die, or have gone to a church potluck -you have probably had or made poppy seed chicken. But in case you haven't - I thought I would share the recipe. There are lots of versions - but this is the one I use:

Poppy seed chicken

2 or 3 chicken breasts, boiled and cut in small pieces
1 16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken
2 tbls of poppyseeds (I don't measure - I just shake a ton in)
Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter

Mix the first 4 ingredients and put in a baking dish. Cover with crushed up ritz crackers. Melt a stick of butter and pour on top. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350.
I serve mine over rice. This is SUCH a good comfort food!!!!

39 comments:

kristyo15 said...

I just recently started following your other blog, and clicked on this....This is our absolute, favorite family recipe!

Best Wishes!
Kristy
Cypress, TX

~Bekah said...

Mmmm this is one of my Mother-in-law's most famous dishes and what i want for my b-day every year! i love it and this is the exact recipe she uses! ok, so now me and Baby Kee want some! lol... mmmm

Suzette said...

I LOVE poppyseed chicken! Yum!

Julia said...

I love poppy seed chicken! But Hayden thinks it's too "plain" so we add mushrooms and sometimes peas. Weird I know :)

-J said...

One of my families favorites! We add 1/4 cup of blanched slivered almonds... yummo!!!!

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

Yummy! I made this last night for dinner and my boyfriend and I both gobbled it up! Thanks =)

Just Me said...

Just clicked over here from your other blog because I'm always looking for easy recipes :o) I have never heard of Poppyseed Chicken, but it sure does sound yummy. It also seems like a recipe that could be "downsized" which is nice because I'm just one person and cannot bring myself to eat the same thing for three days in a row! I'm excited to see what other yummy recipes I will find here :o)

Praying for your family and baby Harper.

Amanda

Just Me said...

Yes, definitely yummy...even more yummy than I imagined (I'm sure I ate more than I should have!) I will definitely pass this recipe on!

Thanks!
:o)Amanda

Nina ~ Seminole, FL said...

Love your recipe blog! We tried this recipe and it is now a family favorite!! Love that you have a recipe blog!!

Julie said...

Never thought about serving it over rice. My hubby loves this stuff...he'd eat it everyday if I would make it.

MissingAlabama said...

This used to be a favorite of mine that they made in our sorority house at the University of Alabama! I was so happy to have come across your recipe! It was great, thank you for sharing!!!

Jason and Melissa said...

This is one of my Favorites!! I haven't cooked this in forever. Maybe tomorrow!

Mark and Mandi said...

Mmmmmm...I made this on Sunday night for dinner! SO GOOD!!!

Southern said...

Some friends of ours brought this to us when we had our daughter this summer. It is WONDERFUL!!!

Ashley
Alabama

Sarah said...

Hi! The recipe sounds delicious. But I am also wondering about your dishes-I love them! Where are they from? I am registering for my wedding and have been looking for something like those! : )

Thanks,
Sarah in KY

ScrappinAway said...

This has been a go to recipe in our family for years! I always take this to people when I am helping out for meals and it is a hit! I have never tried it over rice though, will have to check that out! I can't believe you have two sites, I can barely keep up with my meager blog!

Goldielocks said...

So made this for the whole fam last night and my husband told me if we ate yummy things like we have all week ( all your recipes i might add) that he'd never want to go out to eat! i said.. so does that mean my other cooking has been terrible? Lol- i'm sure he meant the best. This was so yummy -

todell said...

We fixed this last week. It was delicious!!!
Can't way to try some of your other recipes!

Amanda said...

So funny that you said if you live in the South and have ever had a baby. This is the casserole that I take to anyone who has a baby! It's so easy and yummy! Thanks for all the great recipes on here!

The Hansen Family said...

this worked out great!

Kat said...

I have this recipe as well but mine calls for oriental or fried rice flavored Rice A Roni mix. You prepare it according to the box directions, then place it in the bottom of the 13x9 pan, then add to it the rest of the recipe that you have. Makes it an even simpler one dish meal. Enjoy!

melissa said...

Hi Kelly, I have been reading your blog for awhile...I made this poppyseed chicken tonight....YUMMY!! We are in Florida and have never had it, but obviously we have been deprived! I have also made the little meat cupcakes, which my kids are getting again for April "fool's Day dinner tomorrow and the chicken, green beans and potatoes...you are my new Allrecipes.com!!!

Kelly said...

I just made this tonight. My husband couldn't find poppyseed at our store so we just did without. It was still delicious! I love all your recipes, can't wait for more!

Katy said...

Hi Kelly! This is a old favorite family recipe! We have many pictures of me eating this in my high chair! We call it ritz chicken and add peas and carrots instead of poppyseeds but it is just the same!

MakeLifeDelicious.com said...

Our church serves dinner each Wed. night before church and this is one of the regular dishes that they make. You can tell it is a favorite among all of us because they usually run out and the fellowship hall is packed! I made it a couple of weeks ago and it had to be poppyseed"less" chicken because I had no poppy seeds...but it still turned out fantastic!! A classic comfort food!

Jennifer and Trent Holloway said...

I just found your blog and began reading your recipes...my tummy is growling now! YUMMY~ Thanks for all the great dishes, I'll be watching for more!

Jessica said...

OMG!!! DELISH!! Thanks so much for this recipie, I can't believe that I had never even heard of this before!! I served mine over basmati rice and I cooked the rice in chicken broth instead of water....amazing, lol!!

amya said...

I made this the last night after finding the recipe on your blog. We loved it and I cannot wait to make it again!!!

Melissa said...

just cooked this and it was delicious! my hubby is a picky eater, but so far he likes everything i have made from your recipe blog! keep posting!

Kelly Denise said...

We had this tonight and it was wonderful. I cannot wait to make it again!!



Note for whom ever cannot find poppyseed.They are in your spice alise for some reason


thanks for sharing this with us

It's a wonderful life said...

Kelly,
I have been eying this recipe for a while now and was just waiting for perfect occasion. Made it last night(btw we used 2 sticks of butter) It was a hit!! Every bite was eaten, My daughter ate more than anybody!! Thanks for sharing.
God Bless
Tonyia
Arkadelphia, AR

Angie Farrer said...

Made this for the first time this week. A tip for ladies who like to keep things REALLY SIMPLE: I used 3 cans of Tyson Chunk White Chicken instead of boiling breasts and shredding etc. It still turns out really good, and saves a lot of time! Also served over angel hair pasta b/c we like to eat everything over pasta at our house!!! Angie

Caroline said...

I make this same recipe too, except I add 8 oz. of shredded Monterrey Jack...gives it a nice kick and some gooeyness!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

This is probably my most favorite recipe my momma used to make when I was growing up! Love that you posted the recipe so I can make it for the hubs now :)

Anonymous said...

I make this meal all the time for my family only w/out the poppy seeds... We call it "Chicken Ritz". I got the recipe from my old roommate and it's a family favorite!

Lydia said...

I made this recipe tonight and it was sooo good! Thanks for sharing!

Mayelin said...

I've actually made this before and the family loved it! And yes, the recipe was given to me by our pastor's daughter.

Robyn M. said...

I love this recipe!! My husband and I had never had it until I found it on your blog! Yummmm!! Do you think this could be a freezer recipe? We are always looking for meals to make ahead of time because of the weird hours we work!! Either way, this is a fantastic dish!!

Toni :O) said...

I made this dish recently and OMG...it was a HUGE hit in my family. I too used 3 cans of Tyson chicken in a can to save time and it worked out perfect! It froze great in order to reheat again for more meals...it was the best comfort food I've made in a long, long while! Thanks Kelly, your blog and recipes are one of my favorites!!!