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Poppyseed chicken is one of those meals that most people have already made. It’s super simple and makes a lot, so it feeds a good size family. I wanted to make it, but put my own twist on it by adding caramelized onions. You can see that the sauce is a deep golden color thanks to the caramelized onions and it only adds 15 minutes of extra cook time for a depth of flavor you wouldn’t get by leaving the caramelized onions out.
This is not the healthiest of meals, but boy oh boy does it taste good! It’s creamy, rich, and topped with a crispy buttery cracker crumb topping. You can serve it with brown rice and a salad like I did, so you don’t feel so bad about the creamy chicken mixture, okay? 😉 I hope you are enjoying all of my dinner ideas lately. I have been on a dinner kick and I sure am loving the variety of meals. I hope these posts can add to your dinner collection.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil, or vegetable or canola
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- salt and pepper
- 2 or 3 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 oz light sour cream
- 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 1/2 Tbsp poppyseeds
- 1 sleeve (32) Ritz Crackers, lightly crushed (still semi-chunky)
- In a large, deep skillet, heat oil and add onions. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently for 15 minutes or until the onions are a light golden brown. Season the chicken cubes with salt and pepper, then add the chicken to the onions and cook until the chicken is browned. (The onions will continue to deepen in color finishing the caramelization process while the chicken cooks.)
- Add the sour cream and cream of chicken soup to the chicken and onions. Stir until heated through.
- Melt butter in a separate bowl, and add the Ritz cracker pieces and poppyseeds. Stir well.
- Pour chicken mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish and sprinkle the cracker mixture over the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
19 Comments on “Poppyseed Chicken”
Going to try this with Greek yogurt and low fat soup!
Let me know how it turns out! 🙂
I like the idea of the added caramelized onions – great idea! And maybe some of the calories could be cut by using lowfat yogurt instead of sour cream?? Yum, got to try this soon! Thanks for sharing on Totally Talented Tuesday.
You could also use low-fat cream of chicken soup, or homemade to make it healthier too. I just went for easy this go around, but you could totally sub yogurt for sour cream.
This looks like some seriously awesome comfort food.I can’t wait to try it out sometime!
Thanks Kayley! It was creamy deliciousness!
Why have I never made this?? I love that you added carmelized onions. My favorite!! I’ll try this soon 🙂 Sharing today!
That looks phenomenal – I am a sucker for anything with poppy seeds! I will definitely have to add this to our meal plan for next week.
I hope you like it! 🙂
This looks really good! I have a similar recipe but it doesn’t use caramelized onions. That sounds delicious!
I flipping love caramelized onions, and use them wherever I can 🙂
Love the caramelized onion addition!
Thanks Jessica, I was trying to be different and it turned out fabulous!
Looks really yummy! What a great idea to add the caramelized onions!
Thanks Paula! Yummy indeed!
I love poppyseed chicken! This looks like a good version, mine isn’t too healthy either – but not so bad to have every once in a while!
Yeah, I enjoy these meals, I just have less than I used to (before I lost a lot of weight) and a bigger salad on the side instead.
This sounds so good! I love poppyseed chicken and the onions sound like a great addition!
Thanks, we liked it a lot!