Tuesday, January 6, 2009

MNSC--Poppy Seed Chicken

I haven't mentioned Monday Night Supper Club in a while. The main reason is that the last time we hosted, I made spaghetti with meatballs, Ceasar salad, and cheese bread. I didn't figure anyone would be interested in how I fed my guests a meal which came entirely from either a box, a bag or a jar. Oh, I did make mint chocolate brownies, but we were only able to eat around the edges because the center did not cook. I'm even a fan of gooey just-barely-done brownies and I was afraid of salmonella from the raw eggs. So I didn't want to post that recipe because, *its* obviously flawed...

Yesterday was our turn again. I decided to make my friend L's Poppy Seed Chicken. It is seriously one of my favorite meals and its so easy. I haven't made it in quite a while, and I can't remember for the life of me why not. As I was putting it together in the large casserole dish, HannahKate walked through the kitchen and asked, "What is that and have I ever had it before?"
To which I replied, "Poppy Seed Chicken. Yes, you've had it before and you loved it."
"I don't believe you." Have I mentioned that HannahKate's gotten pretty nervy since turning 13?
"Yes, you have. It's Miss L's recipe and you love Miss L."
"All I know, is I don't ever like anything you make in that dish." Seriously. She doesn't even know what's in it, she's just going to judge a casserole by its Pyrex. I've failed as a parent.

Anyway, back to the recipe. It was ready in just under an hour and I served it with green salad, English peas and dinner rolls. (Still relying heavily on pre-packaged food in bags and cans)

Poppy Seed Chicken
4-5 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 can cream of chicken&mushroom soup
8 oz. sour cream
1 stick of butter
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
poppy seeds
Place chicken cubes in a large casserole dish. Combine soup and sour cream. Pour over chicken. Crush Ritz crackers and spread over the top. Melt butter and drizzle on crackers. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
You'll be amazed at how good this is for so little effort!

HannahKate wound up going down the street to eat pizza with a friend...and its a good thing, because we ate every single bite of it without her. She has no idea what she missed!


wendy said...

That sounds SO good! Not sure my kids would eat it (they're so picky!) but it sounds awesome to me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Sturgmom said...

I have to laugh. Jason says everything I make has to meet 3 criteria:
1) contains chicken
2) contains a can of cream soup
3) contains cheese

This one is only missing the cheese! :)

Actually, though, you could throw some broccoli florets in there on top of the chicken, and you have what I call "Broccoli and Chicken Casserole."

The Shepherd Family said...

it was SOOO yummy!!!

G Pierce said...

That sounds delicious...it also sounds like it would require a trip to the grocery story. Do you have any recipes that call for ketchup, mustard, and Quaker 100 calorie bars because I would be all over that.

Cheryl Hyatt said...

Ok, Denyse, I accept the tag. I hope I can come up with 8 things in all those categories!!