Wednesday, June 6, 2012

a family tradition: poppyseed chicken

i mentioned that i poached chicken for tonight's dinner.
it was so nice to throw together a quick
& easy weeknight meal in less than an hour.

not to mention it's one of my favorite meals,
not exactly healthy,
but real comfort food.

this recipe is one my mom's family loves.
poppyseed chicken.
my mom often makes big batches
& freezes or sends to us
(like after santino was first born, i lived on it)

shred roughly 1-1.5lbs of cooked chicken breast on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

combine 1cup sour cream (i used light)
& 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
(i used healthy request soup)

at this point i mix it up from the usual family recipe.
today i added 2tbsps of dill, .5tbsp of celery seed, salt&pepper, and some minced garlic.
mix spices well into sourcream/soup mix & spread over shred chicken.

next crush 1.5rolls of ritz crackers, mix with 1/2cup melted butter & 1tbsp of poppyseeds.
sprinkle crumb mixture over chicken/sourcream/soup mix.

bake at 350degrees for 40minutes.
serve over rice.
tonight i served with snow peas cooked in olive oil & garlic.

do you have a family recipe that everyone loves?

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