Yesterday afternoon I was running errands and thinking about what I wanted for dinner and suddenly I knew - I HAD to have poppyseed chicken. So I called Laurie to verify the recipe.
If you are from the south, or have ever had a baby, or had a family member die, or have gone to a church potluck -you have probably had or made poppy seed chicken. But in case you haven't - I thought I would share the recipe. Harper loved it. I am not even going to tell you how many plates full I ate of this last night. Laurie said she craved this the entire time with Sarah Kate.
There are lots of versions - but this is the one I use:
Poppy seed chicken
2 or 3 chicken breasts, boiled and cut in small pieces
1 16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken
2 tbls of poppyseeds (I don't measure - I just shake a ton in)
1 stick of butter
Mix the first 4 ingredients and put in a baking dish. Cover with crushed up ritz crackers. Melt a stick of butter and pour on top. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350.
I serve mine over rice. This is SUCH a good comfort food!!!!
But on a happy note - they FINALLY put a hog in the center of our field. It looks so good. They just finished it yesterday. We should have done this 30 years ago. The Petrino era starts tonight and I am so excited.
My parents are on their way over to see us and eat a late lunch with us before we all head to the game! Have I mentioned I love this time of year?