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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.
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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: 367kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 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


  • Over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and whisk in flour and garlic. Cook for 1 minute to get rid of raw flour taste.  
  • 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. 
  • Add in cooked chicken, yogurt and cooked rice and stir to combine and heat through. 
  • Turn broiler on high and melt remaining tablespoon of butter. 
  • Top rice mixture with cracker crumbs and melted butter and broil for 3-5 minutes until cracker crumbs are browned. 


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.