Barkley was born in Amish country and there are parts of it I really enjoy visiting, especially for the food. There are a few recipes I've made but this was one I hadn't made for my husband. So, after getting a super deal at the local family owned grocers on chicken, I made this for dinner.
You can make it ahead and heat at 350 in a 13 x 9 pan for 30-40 minutes at 350 F., or like me, make it in the crockpot, adding the crispy, buttery crumbs as you serve it over Amish noodles (or potatoes, rice, or biscuits). I've also made this with cauliflower instead of chicken for a vegetarian friend and it was well liked. Amish Poppy Seed Casserole (serves 6)
2 very large boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups chicken).
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Mix and place in pan. Before baking (or after cooking in crockpot) top with:
1 sleeve Ritz crackers smashed and browned in 1/2 stick butter until golden and brown