Poppy Seed Chicken is one of our favorite chicken freezer meals in our home. You can prep it ahead of time then when you are ready pull it from the freezer and put right into the oven. This poppy seed chicken recipe is cheesy, creamy and comforting down to the last drop.
Poppy Seed Chicken
If you are looking for an easy Freezer Meal for dinner, this Poppy Seed Chicken Recipe is perfect for your family meal night! This is a kid-friendly dinner idea that the whole family can enjoy! I am excited to share these recipes with you because they come straight from my kitchen.
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You might also know this recipe as a Ritz Chicken, but I offer an upgrade with the poppy seeds and rice. Either way, this poppy seed chicken casserole is a must make. Great for giving to neighbors, moms-to-be, or treating yourself during a busy work week.
Can I Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken For This Poppy Seed Chicken
Yes. Feel free to use leftover chicken that you have whether it be rotisserie chicken or even shredded chicken you batch cooked. Just make sure the chicken is not overly seasoned and it will work just fine.
Can You Use Canned Chicken for Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
If canned chicken is what you have on hand, you are welcome to use that. It will slightly change the flavor since canned chicken can offer a unique taste. But canned chicken will work if that is what you have on hand.
What Can I Use In Replace of Ritz Crackers
If you don’t have Ritz crackers try a Club Cracker. The buttery aspect is what helps add flavor and texture to this chicken recipe.
- 3 Chicken Breasts, Chopped & Cooked
- 2 10.5 oz. Cans, Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 16 oz. Container of Sour Cream
- 1 Tbsp. Poppy Seeds
- 1 Sleeve of Ritz Crackers
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 2 Cups Rice
- Combine the Sour Cream, Chicken Soup, and Chicken in a 9x13 Pan
- Place Ritz Crackers in a Bag and Crush with a Rolling Pin
- Combine Crackers, Poppy Seeds and Melted Butter
- Pour Cracker Topping over the Chicken Mixture
- Cover Tightly and Freeze
- To Bake: Thaw Completely and Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 Minutes
- Serve over Rice
- Suggestions for Sides: Rice, Steamed Vegetables
How To Thaw And Bake Poppy Seed Chicken
Best Sides For This Chicken Casserole
This is a great recipe to have ready to go in your freezer! I hope you and your family enjoy this Poppy Seed Chicken as much as mine does! Plus, it’s a little twist on chicken to keep things new and exciting in your kitchen!
Also, be sure to check out this 1 Pot Baked Ravioli Recipe for another quick meal idea!