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Poppy Seed Chicken

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tablespoon, melted butter
  • 2 8-ounce packages sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 10 3/4-ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 7 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-heat. Add the mushrooms and saute until browned, 7 to 8 minutes. To the skillet, add the sour cream, chicken soup, almonds, poppy seeds, and chicken. Pour the chicken mixture into the prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and crackers; sprinkle over the chicken mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 15 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes longer. Serve over rice, if desired.