Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This recipe came from my mom. She and my dad were traveling and stopped to have dinner at a friend's house...and this is what the friend served. She doesn't remember who the friend was....but she DOES remember the food. (I think that's hilarious.) I've made this casserole since my kids were little and it's always a welcome treat. It's so simple to prepare...and so delicious. I used a store bought rotisserie chicken which made it even easier. I had this thing assembled and baked in about 45 minutes. I tell ya'...those rotisserie chickens are the BOMB! I love them! I buy two or three at a time....take the meat off the bone and bag the meat in freezer bags..pop them in the freezer so I have it ready to go for a quick dinner. Like this!!

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

3 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 ounces sour cream
1 sleeve Ritz crackers - crushed
1 stick butter – melted
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Combine soups and sour cream. Add chicken and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish. Melt butter in a small bowl. Combine crushed crackers, almonds and poppy seeds and stir well. Sprinkle over chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

All the goods..... (See my cute pineapple salt and pepper set? My DIL (Hi Jess!) 
gave them to me for christmas! I love them!)
Combine the soups and sour cream. Stir well.
Then add the chicken...
...and stir again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Crush the crackers. I just do it with my hands in the plastic sleeve they come in.
Combine the cracker crumbs, almonds, butter and poppy seeds.
Sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle.
Bake! (Fuzzy photo! Sorry)


  1. Oh! I have had this and it is SO good!!!

  2. I ate the very last of it yesterday for lunch. Having 4 adults in the house, the leftovers go FAST!