Recipe By Deirdre Dee
Published May 7th
Poppy Seed Poultry Casserole
Prep 15m Cook 50m Additional 5m Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 8 servings Calories 466.6

A good way to use leftover chicken or turkey.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 4 cups cooked, cubed chicken meat
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups crushed buttery round crackers

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine water and rice in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. 3 In a large bowl, mix the soup, sour cream, poppy seeds, and dill. Stir in the chicken and cooked rice. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, mix the cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the casserole.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 466.6
  • Carbohydrate 30.4 g
  • Cholesterol 105.5 mg
  • Fat 26 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 26.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 13 g
  • Sodium 502.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.1 g


  1. a wonderful generic chicken casserole dish this can be played with so many ways. For example add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and both sour cream and cream cheese. I also have added sautee'd peppers and onion with garlic. Peas are a nice addition to the rice or once set up and ready for the - Read more ...
  2. Adding the dill works wonders (it's left out in other recipes). I make it a little healthier by using fat free sour cream 98% fat free crm chicken reduced-fat Ritz and 1/4c light butter. Tastes almost as good as the real deal:)
  3. I can't say enough good things about this dish--we LOVE it!!! Definitely add some milk (I added 3/4 of a soup can). I boiled 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts in a 3 qt pot of water with 3 chicken bouillon cubes some garlic powder paprika cayenne pepper and seasoning salt until tender for about - Read more ...
  4. We just had this recipe last night we loved it! It was great comfort food. I did add 1/2 cup milk like some of the other reviewers did and more dill. But I added a tbs of lemon juice to bring out the flavor more. It was a hit!
  5. I had to make a couple of changes and I'm glad I did or this dish would be very bland. First I boiled the chicken for about 15 minutes the cut it into huge chunks and threw it into a hand blender. It made it into small shreds but a nice uniform size and took - Read more ...
  6. This was really really good. I've never cooked with poppy seeds and only ever used dill of dip -- thanks for opening my eyes!!! I did use 1 soup can full of milk on the suggestion of other's reviews as well as about 1/2c chopped onion. Oh! and the topping I used garlic butter flavored - Read more ...
  7. I was looking for a new way to inflict leftover turkey on my family when I found this was very nice. I added some extra dill but that was the only change I made. We all enjoyed this dish.
  8. This was one of the best casserole recipes I've ever made! I made this for my Bunco group and I'm always trying to find something different that will appeal to twelve different ladies. I did add one soup can of milk some extra dill and some chopped onion and celery and sliced mushrooms and a - Read more ...
  9. Here's what I did different I sauted 4 small zucchini 1/2 lb. Crimini mushrooms 1/2 med yellow onion in butter with garlic powder and salt to taste. Substituted cream of mushroom soup then mixed everything together. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing.
  10. I found this recipe to be exceptionally dry.