I didn't think poppy seed chicken could be improved on but this is a really good casserole. It is a nice twist to the classic recipe. And I added a nice little surprise at the end that really took it up a notch. This is a quick and easy meal that would be great for one of those nights when you don't have much time to cook. I would suggest cooking some chicken ahead of time and keeping it in the freezer and then this meal would not take long at all.
You could add some green beans if you like.
One can cream of soup. I used mushroom the recipe calls for chicken. Not a big fan of cream of chicken so I usually replace it with mushroom.
Chicken Poppy Seed Rice Bake Recipe
2 cups water
2 cups instant rice
12 oz cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
8 oz sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese
1 1/2 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup broth or water
Preheat oven to 350 and bake 20-25 minutes.