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Poppyseed Chicken

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.


Poppyseed Chicken

Servings 6 Servings


  • 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.


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Recipe altered from Housewife Eclectic


Poppyseed Chicken