Creamy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole

Our Creamy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole is a comforting meal made with cream of mushroom soup, celery, onions and crunchy butter crackers.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers


  • This easy to prepare, baked casserole dish is perfect for holiday gatherings or weeknight dinners. Swap your everyday casserole for this unique Creamy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole, tonight!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Step 2

  • In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Sauté mushrooms, celery and onions over medium heat until onions are transparent, about 4 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in broth and soup and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Remove from heat and add chicken, rice, poppy seeds and dill. Stir well.

    Step 5

  • Spread mixture into a greased, 2-quart casserole dish. Top with cracker crumbs. Melt remaining butter and drizzle over crumbs.

    Step 6

  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until mixture is bubbling and cracker crumbs are lightly browned.

Fast & Homey Casserole

This homemade casserole wouldn’t be complete without our Minute® Instant White Rice. Creamy, satisfying, filling and nutritious, each element in this dish is necessary to make it complete. It’s perfect for a fast meal or for taking to a potluck or any holiday gathering.

Made with your tastebuds in mind, this recipe combines chicken broth, butter and condensed cream of mushroom soup with sautéed mushrooms, celery and onions for added depth. Topped with poppy seeds, dill and butter crackers, this dish has layers of flavor and all the elements your family craves!

The best part is, this Creamy Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole only takes 20 minutes to bake in the oven, while the prep itself takes less than 15!

Discover more simple and delicious rice dishes by checking out our selection of Egg Fried Rice recipes – did we mention these can be prepared in the microwave? You heard right! No stove is needed.

Make it Ahead of Time

This casserole can be prepped a day in advance. Follow the instructions until Step 4 and store in the fridge until the following day. When ready, simply continue with Step 5 and dinner will be ready in record time!

Try our stuffed eggplant parm if you are looking for a yummy vegetarian option.

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