To become a classic, you don’t just need to taste good; you need to taste like nothing ever before! The right balance of savory, tang, crunch, and tenderness: that’s what makes a champion dish. Take Classic Southern Poppy Seed Chicken as just one example. The sauce around the tender, juicy chicken itself is tangy, savory, and creamy, the poppy seeds add nuttiness and a slightly floral flavor, and the buttery cracker crumb topping is as crunchy as you’d dare dream. This is Southern cooking at its most satisfying, and Classic Southern Poppy Seed Chicken will be become a classic to you after just a bite!

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  • 3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 3 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 30 buttery crackers, crushed


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly grease a 7×11-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –Mix the cooked chicken, the soup, the poppy seeds, and the sour cream together.

Step 4 –Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 5 –Pour the melted butter over the cracker crumbs and stir together to combine.

Step 6 –Sprinkle the cracker crumb mixture over the casserole.

Step 7 –Bake until hot and bubbly, about 35 minutes.

Step 8 –Serve.