White Plate with chicken poppy seed casserole and fork

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: 260kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 4 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 sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked rice or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter crackers


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and whisk in flour. Cook for 1 minute to get rid of raw flour taste.  
  • Whisk in milk, chicken stock, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic, tumeric (if using). Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Add in cooked chicken, cooked rice, sour cream, chia and poppy seeds and stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish (or leave in pan if using an oven safe dutch oven).
  • In a ziploc bag, crush up butter crackers. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and add to cracker crumbs and toss to coat.
  • Top rice mixture with cracker mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crackers have browned.


Nutrition Facts
One Pot Healthy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 991mg43%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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