Poppyseed Chicken Casserole: A Favorite Family Meal

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Well the people have spoken!  Some of you have been dying to get your hands on this Poppyseed Chicken Casserole recipe, and I have no doubt as to why. This favorite family meal appeases even the most picky eaters, and it’s simple chicken recipe makes it a quick dinner idea for those busy days. And as if this favorite family meal could get any better? This simple recipe has become my top freezer meal for pregnancies, postpartum and busy school days.

Now I wont keep the anticipation any longer! I bet your mouth is already drooling just thinking about this quick dinner idea! And so ladies and gentlemen ( because yes, even some of the men were asking for this!) my take on Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.

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Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

A Simple Chicken Recipe + A Top Freezer Meal

Servings: 6   || Calories: 438   ||   Protein: 37.7 g   ||   Carbs: 35.6 g   ||   Fat: 18.6 g

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (24 Ounces)
  • 2 cans of Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Cup 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Celery Stalks (1 Cup chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt + Pepper
  • 1 Cup of Dried Quinoa
  • 4 1/2 TB of Salted Butter
  • 20 Ritz Crackers (I like to use whole grain)
  • 1 TB Poppyseeds

Step One

Cook chicken breasts in oven at 350F for 30 min.

note: sometimes I’ll put them right from the freezer and cook at 400 for 40 min.

Step Two

Cook Quinoa as stated on the bag’s instructions. Typically its a 1:1 ratio of quinoa to water. Place quinoa and water in pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Set Aside.

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Step Three

Chop then saute Onions and Celery in a little oil or Pam cooking spray. Flavor with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step Four

Mix together Cream of Chicken Soup, Greek Yogurt, Onion and Celery mixture, and 1 tsp of salt and pepper. Set Aside.

Step Five

Chop cooked chicken into 1 in cubes. Add to casserole mixture.

Step Six

In a separate bowl melt butter. Pulverize Ritz crackers in food processor or place in zip lock baggy and smash with hands. Mix together melted butter, smashed ritz crackers and 1 TB poppyseeds.

Step Seven

Layer cooked quinoa on bottom of baking dish. Next, layer casserole mixture. Finally, top with Ritz cracker mixture. Place in oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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Poppyseed Chicken Casserole Will Be Your Favorite Family Meal

If you’ve been lucky enough to receive this favorite family meal from me you already know what I’m talking about! I can’t tell you how many times family and friends have raved that their kids finished their entire plate. And picky eaters that wouldn’t even touch quinoa before, ended up devouring every bite.

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This quick dinner idea is so easy to make, I usually end up doubling, sometimes quadrupling the recipe so I can stash a few away in the freezer. I’m not kidding you when I say it’s a top freezer meal in our family, in fact I have three in our freezer as we speak. So if your expecting a new addition to your family, I highly recommend you add this simple chicken recipe to your nesting list. You won’t regret it when you have that new bundle of joy in your arms, and your craving a nutrient rich, yet comforting meal.

You might try this recipe for Ronald McDonald House BC’s Home for Dinner Campaign. A time to come together to share a moment, and give a moment.

Remember to Save this Simple Chicken Recipe

Want a quick reference to this top freezer meal? Remember to pin it for easy access!

And hey, I definitely don’t mind one our our favorite family meals being past around! It’s been a joy seeing our family and friends enjoy Poppyseed Chicken Casserole!

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