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Poppy Seed Chicken

Posted: April 29

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Poppy Seed Chicken raises the casserole chicken game to a brand new level, and your taste buds are invited! The savory chicken is accented by the aromatic and nutty poppy seeds and made extra delectable by the buttery cracker crust. Add in a rich, creamy sauce infused with meaty flavors, and you have a new favorite! Poppy Seed Chicken is perfect for adding to, and breaking up, your weeknight routines because it shakes everything up with its amazing flavors!


6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup light cream
4 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
3 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes or buttery round crackers
green onions, optional, to taste, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Step 3

Cook the onion, garlic, and poultry seasoning until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add the flour, and stir for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the broth and cream, stirring until smooth.

Step 5

Add the cream cheese and sour cream, stirring until melted and fully combined.

Step 6

Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 7

Combine the chicken, poppy seeds, cream sauce, salt, and pepper.

Step 8

Add the mixture to a baking dish.

Step 9

Combine the crushed cornflakes and the remaining 3 tablespoons of the melted butter.

Step 10

Sprinkle the cracker over the top of the baking dish.

Step 11

Bake in the oven until hot and bubbling, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 12

Serve immediately.

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