Monday, December 03, 2007

Welcome Home, Peabody

Peabody just got a new house!!!! How exciting! I just love new houses...especially the kitchens...and her's looks awesome. To celebrate, she is hosting an open house covered dish. Typically, I 'd bring a dessert to something like this, but this time it'll be a main dish. Poppyseed chicken is one of my mom's favorite company dishes, and I enjoy it, too! However, I don't use it much because it does use two condensed soups and some sour cream...ack! Hint: be sure to put the poppy seeds really does make a difference in the way it tastes! Happy House, Peabody!!! Poppy Seed Chicken
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, boiled and cubed
1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
16 oz low fat sour cream (I used fat free b/c that's what I had and it worked; you could also use yogurt)
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
1 sleeve or less Ritz (or other butter style) crackers, smashed
1/2 stick melted margarine (OR just spray the top with cooking spray, this is what I do now) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare chicken as directed - I've found the best way to boil chicken is to put it in the water, bring to a boil for a few minutes (less than five), turn off the heat, and let it sit (covered) for a couple of hours; this produces a VERY tender chicken.
In a 13X9 pan, place the chicken. Stir soups and sour cream together in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle the crackers over the chicken. Now pour the margarine over the crackers or spray with Pam. Sprinkle the poppy seeds over the dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. You can also prepare and freeze...just wait to put the crackers and poppy seeds on when you are ready to serve it!


Peabody said...

I love poppy seed anything...and have never had it in chicken, so I can't wait to give this a try!

Deborah said...

I'm the same as Peabody - I love poppy seed, but have never had it on chicken. This sounds very good!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, I love poppy seed chicken! I have not made it (or had it) in eons though, for the reason you listed. I try not to cook too often with cream of soups. Although I do have a couple of "comfort" foods that I make in the winter that use those canned soups. Good stuff, as is poppy seed chicken :)

I'll have to stop by and see Peabody's house - I love looking at kitchens too :)

Take care and have a wonderful holiday season Claire!

gail@more than a song said...

I love, LOVE poppyseed chicken! But hardly ever make it, for the same reason...all those cream soups and sour cream, but oh so yummy.

Jane said...

I have never had poppy seed chicken! This looks great. I will have to try this. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Peabody - It is SO yummy! I ate it all week.

Deborah - I'm so surprised that y'all haven't had this before. Pretty good.

Stacy - I think it's an essential dish once or twice a year.

Gail - I wish there was an easier way to lighten it up...but I just dont know of one.

Jane - Hope you like it!!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

I am planning to make poppy seed muffins today...never thought of poppy seed chicken. I bet it is delicious!

Carla said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog on and off all day and catching up on old entries. You really make me miss the South!! :(

Unknown said...

Gretchen - I haven't found a poppy seed muffin recipe that I like yet...I'll have to check yours out!

Carla - I'm glad I could give you a taste of the South. Thanks for stopping in.