Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole - chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce with a crunchy topping of Ritz crackers, poppy seeds, and almonds. Pure comfort food!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 can water chestnuts chopped (or 1/2 cup sliced almonds)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in bottom of 2-quart casserole dish; layer cooked chicken pieces on top of butter in casserole dish.
In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter and stir in 3 tablespoons flour. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and chicken broth and whisk continually until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, sour cream, and water chestnuts. Pour over chicken.
In a medium size bowl, combine crushed Ritz crackers with poppy seeds and almonds. Pour 2 tablespoons melted butter into cracker mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle all over top of the casserole.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.