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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword poppy seed chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 602kcal
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!


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 1.5mg