Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
This Southern staple often starts with canned soup. We aimed for a fresher take.
Why This Recipe Works
This popular Southern casserole is most often made with condensed cream of mushroom soup. We left the cans on the shelf and made our own creamy casserole base. After building a foundation of softened mushrooms and onions, we added some white wine and then thickened the mixture with flour. Chicken broth and heavy cream helped build the sauce and cream cheese created a silky, thick texture with a bit of tang.