Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Your favorite Poppyseed Chicken recipe...made for the freezer. This is a layer of chicken, creamy “cream of soups” sauce, shredded cheese and buttery crushed crackers (with poppyseeds!) Because the shredded cheese acts as a ‘barrier’ between the creamy sauce and the crackers, you don’t have to worry about them getting soggy. Let this thaw, then slow cook to perfection. Everyone will love this amazing dish!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 10 oz can(s) cream of mushroom
  • 1 - cup(s) sour cream
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 - cup(s) crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 - tsp poppyseed
  • 4 - Tbsp melted butter
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts into the insert of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup (undiluted) and the sour cream. Pour over top of the chicken and then top with the shredded cheese.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, toss together the crushed crackers, poppyseeds and butter. Place on top of the shredded cheese.
  4. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
  5. Cook the rice, as directed.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken with rice and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. Do not dilute with milk.
  2. Melt 8 Tbsp butter.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup with 2 cups of sour cream.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, toss together 4 cups of crushed crackers, 2 tsp poppyseed and 8 Tbsp melted butter.

To each gallon size freezer baggie, add the following ingredients in this order:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the cream of mushroom soup combo
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Half of the crushed crackers combo

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and place in the slow cooker insert. Cook on low for 8 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with rice and salad.