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One Pot Healthy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole

Easy chicken poppy seed casserole made in one pan for an easy weeknight meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric (adds color and nutrition--you can omit)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked rice and or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter crackers


  1. Over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and whisk in flour and garlic. Cook for 1 minute to get rid of raw flour taste.  

  2. Whisk in milk, chicken stock, salt, pepper, onion powder, tumeric if using and chia and poppy seeds. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. 

  3. Add in cooked chicken, yogurt and cooked rice and stir to combine and heat through. 

  4. Turn broiler on high and melt remaining tablespoon of butter. 

  5. Top rice mixture with cracker crumbs and melted butter and broil for 3-5 minutes until cracker crumbs are browned. 

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use all chia seeds or all poppy seeds instead of a combination.

You can also use all quinoa or rice instead of a combination. 

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Healthy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1020mg 43%
Potassium 333mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 14.5%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.