Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Eats - Amish Poppy Seed Chicken

Barkley was born in Amish country in Ohio, an area I really loved living close enough to visit often. But work had other ideas and I moved after our Ohio office downsized. Still, I enjoy many of the recipes I learned when I was there. This was one I hadn't made for my husband so getting a super deal at the local family owned grocers on chicken, I made this for dinner.
You can make it ahead and heat at 350 in a 13 x 9 pan for 30-40 minutes at 350 F., or like me, make it in the crockpot, adding the crispy, buttery crumbs as you serve it over Amish noodles (or potatoes, rice, or biscuits). I've also made this with cauliflower instead of chicken for a vegetarian friend and it was well liked.

Amish Poppy Seed Casserole (serves 6)

2 very large boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups chicken).
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
 Dash of crushed red pepper
Mix and place in pan. Before baking (or after cooking in crockpot) top with:

1 sleeve Ritz crackers smashed and browned in 1/2 stick butter until golden and brown


  1. Hmm, looks really tasty, but not very carb-friendly. I have to watch that for Dave, being diabetic and all. Do you have any suggestions to replace the noodles with something low carb? I could see using bacon crumbles instead of Ritz, but am at a loss for what to serve under the chicken.

    1. I think this one could stand on its own without the carb base, and bacon would be a great topping.

  2. Mom says you always make her so hungry. This sounds like an easy one to do - crockpots are great:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. I just sauteed the topping while the noodles cooked. It was very easy to do and you could make with a store bought rotisserie chicken, shredded, as well.

  3. I think this one Jeff is going to love as much as your meatloaf!!

    XO Astro and Linda

  4. Momma says when she wins the lottery, she's just going to have a personal chef. Interested in moving to Texas if she wins? :)

    1. Dad would probably be unhappy if she left full time, but Mom would definitely visit.

      Abby Lab


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