Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Poppy Seed Chicken Recipe

I usually really enjoy cooking dinner, however the last month or two, it has been extremely hard to motivate myself to cook once I get home from work! My waist line and bank statement are telling me that this needs to change! Last night was the beginning of {hopefully} cooking more at home!

I decided to go with one of my favorite dishes:
Poppy Seed Chicken

My mom used to make this a lot when I was in high school and I LOVED it. Loved it enough that I requested it for most Birthday Dinners if we didn't go out to celebrate! It goes fabulously with mashed potatoes and a veggie! We didn't have any mashers so I opted for brown rice instead and good ole southern green beans flavored with bacon pieces, onions, and olive oil!
Since Poppy Seed Chicken is one of my favorites, I figured I'd go on and share it with my favorite readers! I use a lot of low fat, reduced fat, and light ingredients but feel free to use full fat delicious ones too!

What you will need:
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup {I use 98% fat free}
1 cup of sour cream {I use light}
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese {I use reduced fat}
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
1 roll of Ritz Crackers
2 full boneless chicken breasts cut into pieces {you can use tenderloins too}
1/2 cup melted butter {not pictured, but I use Land O'Lakes All Natural butter}
And yes I am a generic food Queen!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a casserole dish {I use light cooking spray} and cut chicken into pieces. Line the bottom on the greased dish with chicken.

Mix soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese in a bowl until well combined. I also sprinkle extra poppy seeds in the mix. Once it is all combined, spread mixture evenly over chicken.

In same bowl, crush up crackers, melted butter, and poppy seeds. Once the crackers are well coated with the butter, spread evenly over chicken and soup mixture.

Pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes. Sometimes I cook it a little longer just to make sure the chicken is completely cooked {especially if I use full tenderloins or full breasts}.

Serve with mashed potatoes or brown rice and your favorite veggie and ENJOY!!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday!!! It has been rainy and stormy here all day but the temps have lowered a lot! Thank the good Lord!!! I needed a break from the heat!!



  1. Can't wait to make this
    is seems so easy and sounds sooo yummy!

  2. This looks delicious! I love generic brands for almost everything! I just have weird ones I can't do like peanut butter (always JIF)

  3. YUM that looks delish! thanks for sharing! :)

  4. That looks yummy! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes.

  5. holy moley....that looks so yum! Southern cooking is awesome! I need some southern cooking in my life!

  6. Wow!! That looks delicious, easy, AND inexpensive!! 3 of my favorite things in a meal!! :) Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to try some Poppy Seed Chicken this weekend!

  7. Poppy seed chicken is a favorite around my house!