A yummy, creamy chicken casserole which can turn into an elegant dish when the chicken breasts are left whole. For a variation, use boneless chicken breasts, but do not dice them. Pour the soup mixture over all, but sprinkle the cracker and seed combination over the breasts only and bake as usual.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the diced chicken breasts on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl combine the soup, sour cream and sherry. Pour or spoon mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

  • Mix the poppy seeds and crushed crackers and sprinkle mixture over the chicken, salt and pepper. Drizzle the melted butter or margarine over the cracker/poppyseed layer and bake covered in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes (take cover off for the last 5 minutes). Let stand a few minutes before servings.

Nutrition Facts

602 calories; 40.4 g total fat; 129 mg cholesterol; 893 mg sodium. 28.6 g carbohydrates; 29.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (110)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
I love this recipe! I leave out the sherry and instead of pouring the butter on top I mix it with the cracker/poppyseed mix then sprinkle on top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2005
This concoction was terribly bland tasting. Will not make again. It definitely did not live up to the high praises of the other reviewers nor was it what I expected. Read More
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150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 106
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
I love this recipe! I leave out the sherry and instead of pouring the butter on top I mix it with the cracker/poppyseed mix then sprinkle on top. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2004
I made this for a couple of friends and they both loved it. I did make a lot of modifications to the recipe based on others suggestions therefore it only gets 4 stars. I used the French Onion dip instead of sour cream used chicken breasts rather than shredding it used cream of mushroom soup and added fresh cut mushrooms. I also used white wine instead of sherry b/c I had it on hand. Next time I would like to make up the mixture let the chicken marinate in it over night and cook it on low heat so the chicken would be more moist. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This is an old family favorite in my house. It was my favorite when I was little - and that says a lot because I was very picky. I add the butter (I use low-fat and a little less) to the cracker mixture. It's not so messy. Also I shred the chicken breasts after poaching. Use judgement when spreading on the soup/sour cream mixture over the chicken-only use enough to cover the chicken. Can use low-fat soup too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
this was really fantastic served over white rice. i added a little garlic and chilie powder when i cooked the chicken to spice it up a bit. then used half the sour cream and butter called for to reduce fat. yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
My family now requests this for every gathering. It always turns out perfect and is easily complimented by a variety of sidedishes. I've used white wine with success when sherry wasn't handy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2004
This turned out to be great! My boyfriend absolutely loved it! I even made it ahead one night and it was great reheated. I omitted the sherry and I added: finely chopped celery onion fresh garlic and blended it all in with sourcream/soup mix. I also added softened cream cheese and cooked egg noodles! All of the additions made this simple recipe 'gourmet'! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Ver easy and delicious. You can use french onion dip in place of the sour cream- it adds more flavor. Also you can use different soups. Cream of mushroom or celery work well. This is one of my favorites. I told people from work about it and they tried it and all love it too. Also a bit hit with children. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2005
This is my husbands FAVORITE dish although I make a few changes to it. I like it because it is so versitile and goof-proof! I usually poach the chicken with some onion celery and carrots for flavor and use Wheatsworth crackers in the topping processing them in a food processor with the butter and poppyseeds to make a sand-like topping that bakes together nicely. I also mix the sauce with the chicken rather than spreading it on top of the chicken to keep the chicken nice and moist. I also add leftover veggies (ie: peas broccoli carrots etc) to the chicken mixture more often than not. Its a good way to sneak in veggies since my hubby doesn't like to eat them plain! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2003
This wasn't very good at all. Neither my husband or I liked it and we're pretty easy. My 1-year-old picked at it and my 3-year-old ate one bite and wouldn't touch any other food that came in contact with it. It was a lot of work for the end result and we won't be making it again. Read More
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