Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Recipe

Easy recipe for creamy poppy seed chicken casserole. Cooked shredded chicken in a delicious cheesy sauce with poppy seed and topped with crunchy parmesan buttery crackers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • In a saucepan, add chicken breast and enough water to completely cover the chicken, lightly season with salt. Cook about 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Remove chicken from water and shred chicken with two forks.
  • In a saucepan, saute together 4 tbsp butter and garlic, until garlic is fragrant.
  • Quickly whisk in flour.
  • Add in milk, broth, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, poppy seeds, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook on medium heat, until sauce comes to a soft boil, stirring continuously.
  • Spread the shredded cooked chicken on the bottom of a casserole dish.
  • Pour the creamy mixture over the chicken. 
  • Top with parmesan cheese and crushed crackers. Pour 4 Tbsp of melted butter over the crackers.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes, or until sauce bubbles and the crackers are golden and crispy.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!