Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole

Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole is a comforting, easy little recipe. The filling is similar to one that I use for chicken pot pie. Very quick, buttery and delicious!

Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole

Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole is a comforting, easy little recipe. The filling is similar to one that I use for chicken pot pie. Very quick, buttery and delicious!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1 whole roasted chicken chicken meat removed
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 10 ounce can cream of chicken
  • 10 ounce can cream of celery
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers crushed
  • Poppy Seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 325-f degrees.
  • In a 8" x 8" lightly sprayed baking dish, place the chicken pieces along the bottom of the dish.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the sour cream, cream of celery and the cream of chicken. Spread the mixture over the chicken in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the crushed Ritz crackers. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the casserole, lightly. Pour the melted butter over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly.


Recipe from my mom


Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 5gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 974mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1032IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 1mg
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  1. My favorite thing about this recipe is that it doesn't use Cream of Mushroom like so many others (blech!) I can't wait to try it πŸ™‚

  2. We love this casserole at our house! I got the recipe from a dear friend around 15 years ago and have kept her original every since. I'm enjoying checking out your blog πŸ™‚

    1. I've made this casserole for years just like you. Let me recommend adding a can of drained Water Chestnuts chopped. Talk about making it 100% better. My Mother in law loves my version of it and I do believe she could eat it multiple times per week. Myself, I've made it so much for her that I am burned out on it. Husband loves it with the water chestnuts as well. Also, I crush the Kibbler Flips, where one side is a cracker and the other pretzel. Another game changer over Ritz.

  3. Cream of celery soup – does it just go with the sour cream/cream of chicken mixture? I looked at other recipes on the web and none of them contained cream of celery soup, so wasn't sure about yours.

      1. Does it have both Cream of Celery, Cream of Chicken and Sour Cream? You said “sorry for the Omission” to
        the comment from [email protected] and now I’m confused. I want to make it but not sure about the Soups
        and Sour Cream.

  4. I was out of Ritz so I used a partial box of Chicken flavored dry dressing cubes.
    That really seemed to add a whole new layer of flavor.

  5. Your webpage leaves a lot to be desired. Have tried to download your printing platform and it does not download. Tried using Ctl-P and print all of it and the system goes nuts. Why is this so difficult?

    1. I am looking into this issue. This shouldn’t be happening, that’s for sure! Newer recipes at the site have a recipe card with a print button, but these cards have to be generated one by one, and with over 800 archived recipes at the site, I can’t do them all immediately. I am working on it though. Thanks for letting me know about the issue.

      For future reference, what I do is highlight the recipe text with your mouse (left click and drag) – then once it is highlighted, right click and select print. That will default to only printing the parts you have highlighted. Hope that helps in the meantime.

  6. This sounds absolutely delicious and I intend to make it asap. I’m just wondering if the chicken is supposed to be cooked prior to making the recipe. I think I’d have a problem trying to get the raw meat off the bones. Thanks!