Poppyseed Chicken over Egg Noodles

I have been inspired by a blog that was recommended to me called the Pioneer Woman.  She has a lot of yummy sounding recipes that are also easy-looking.  I love to find recipes that are easy to prepare and do not require a gazillion ingredients, most of which I would never normally have around the house.  I have always thought the tradition of keeping your best recipes secret was silly, so I am going to put our favorites out there for anyone that might be interested.

Poppy Seed Chicken

You will need:

9×13 Pyrex baking dish

Bottom Layer
(2) large cans of cooked chicken breast, drained
(1) 16 oz. carton of sour cream
(2) cans of cream of chicken soup

Top Layer
(2) tubes of Ritz crackers
(2) sticks of butter or margarine, melted
(3) Tablespoons of Poppy Seeds

Egg Noodles or Rice


  1. Combine the chicken breast, cream of chicken and sour cream in the bottom of the Pyrex dish.  I like to mash the chicken chunks up with a fork.  Just make sure everything is somewhat uniform.
  2. Pour the butter over the bottom layer evenly.
  3. Crumble the Ritz crackers over the butter evenly.
  4. Shake the poppy seeds over the crackers.
  5. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes.  You will know it is done when the edges start to bubble.
  6. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

*I have found that you can substitute light sour cream, low fat cream of chicken soup, reduced fat Ritz crackers, and low fat butter without diminishing the taste.  I highly discourage using fat free sour cream though, because I have found that it gives a funny taste to this dish.

PS: We actually served this at our wedding and it was a HUGE hit!

From the Kitchen of: Katie Cochran


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