Monday, May 10, 2010

Poppy Chicken

Mmmmm, this is one of our household favorites. In fact, I made it for DH's birthday celebration a few weeks ago. He walked in the house after a week away, took one sniff, and smiled, "I smell poppy chicken!" It's not low-cal or low-fat, but hey, it was a birthday celebration! Even my kids like it!

Poppy Chicken

2 lbs. cooked chicken, shredded or cubed (I cook mine in the crockpot all day, so it shreds quite easily.)
1 can of cream of chicken soup (any cream soup would work fine)
1 c. of sour cream (I just fill up the empty soup can and call it good.)
1 stick of butter (told you it wasn't low-cal)
1.5 sleeves of Ritz Crackers, crushed
3 T. poppy seeds


Preheat the oven to 350. Lay the cooked chicken in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Mix together the cream of chicken soup and sour cream. Spread over the top of the chicken (do not stir together).

Melt the butter, and add the crushed Ritz Crackers. Stir well. Add the poppy seeds, and stir well again. Sprinkle over the top of the saucy chicken

Bake for 30 min uncovered.

I serve with a steamed green veggie (asparagus this time). I typically don't do a starch since it has the crackers on top; it makes me feel better about the calorie count!