Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Back in the day (it was a Wednesday) I used to make this one comfort food dish called Poppyseed Chicken. It was a creamy, gooey, chicken-y goodness casserole topped with buttery crushed up crackers and sprinkled with- you guessed it- poppyseeds. These days I swap the crackers for pork panko and leave the seeds for the birds. I hope this dish feels like a warm, giant hug, unless you’re not a hugger…


4 cups cooked chicken breast (2 pounds raw), finely chopped

1 cup cream cheese

1 cup sour cream

½ cup heavy cream

½ cup canned parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons butter, melted

¾ cup pork panko

  1. Preheat the oven to 375*F.
  2. Place the cream cheese, sour cream and heavy cream in a bowl. Mix well, add in chicken, stir and place the mixture in an 11 x 7 casserole dish.
  3. Put the panko and melted butter in a bowl and mix well. Add the parmesan and stir. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the casserole.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

  1. Hi Courtney! Made this tonight and it is DELICIOUS! For your readers who only have a 9×13, I increased the pork panko to 1 cup, the Parmesan to 3/4 c and the butter to 3 tbls in order to cover the whole casserole. It covered it perfectly. I still cooked it for the same amount of time. Thank you for a wonderful recipe that I know we will continue to enjoy, especially when it’s not 100 degrees out! 😆

    • courtney luna says:

      Thank you, Sherry! So happy you enjoyed it and appreciate the tip you left for the others 🙂

  2. Royce says:

    Thank you!! Going to make this tonight for my OMAD! 🙂

  3. Koby Ritter says:

    Oh my goodness! Poppyseed chicken has been a family favorite of ours for years! I have truly missed it since going keto six years ago! Thank you, thank you thank you for sharing this recipe… Tried it tonight, and it is absolutely amazing! Can’t wait for my husband to get home… He’s going to love it! 🥰

  4. Sam says:

    This was so good and the leftovers were just as yummy! I folded in some shredded cheddar to the chicken mixture for extra cheese with some seasoning and it was delicious!

  5. Helene says:

    This sounds yummy. I plan on making it soon.

  6. Jackie says:

    Can’t wait to try this !! Sounds delicious!

  7. Lara Abi Habib says:

    Is canned parmesan the cheese in the shaker bottle?

  8. Mary Axtell says:

    I am putting this on the menu for this week! It sounds so yummy! Thank you, Courtney, for always being willing to share your recipes.


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For the majority of my life I've had a wonky relationship with food. I was 100% an emotional eater and was finally able to heal my relationship with food. Eating this way has changed everything. I no longer obsess about food. Desires to binge on my old comfort foods are gone. My energy is though the roof and I've never felt better. I have improved my mental health, my mood and I can honestly say that I am THRIVING. I am here to support you in any way that I can as you heal your body with food.

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Hi! My name is Courtney Luna and I am a former Yacht Chef sharing my easy Carnivore + Keto friendly recipes. I have changed my life by switching to a Carnivore diet and I am here to share everything I learn along the way.

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