Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole
Here’s a chicken casserole that packs plenty of taste despite the simple pantry (and inexpensive) ingredients. This is good old American comfort food at it’s finest.
Nothing could be easier than this casserole. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover chicken or turkey!
I was first introduced to this several years ago when someone posted it in the kitchen forum on HSN. It sounded interesting and anything with buttered Ritz crumbs is OK in my book 🙂
All-American comfort food
This is the stripped-down deal here, but this casserole has many possibilities. Add some thawed or fresh broccoli florets or peas (or any veggie) to the mix and you’ve got a complete meal in one dish.
The original has poppy seeds mixed in with the cracker crumbs. I made that optional here because many folks don’t have poppy seeds on hand–and they really don’t add any appreciable flavor–and many who have dental bridgework will understand the other problem! So what I do is sprinkle them on top as a condiment if anyone wants it.
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