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A large tray of chicken with poppyseeds, and crispy topping

Whole30 Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This creamy Whole30 Poppy Seed Casserole is the perfect family dinner that tastes almost identical to the the full fat version. Serve with a side salad or green beans and you have the perfect healthy comfort meal.



Poppy Seed Casserole

  • 56 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded 
  • 1 cup Forager Dairy Free Sour Cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, canned
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag of cauliflower rice


  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup ghee, room temp


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease a 9×13″ pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat and combine the chicken broth, coconut milk, ghee, onion powder, garlic powder and xanthan gum. Heat until the mixture becomes thick. Around 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Add the chopped chicken, sour cream, cauliflower rice and poppy seeds to the pot. Mix together with a wooden spoon until combined. 
  4. Transfer the chicken mixture to the prepared dish and spread into an even layer. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the almond flour, egg white, ghee and salt. Mix until crumbly.  Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the chicken mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


  1. Place this on the bottom rack so the topping does not burn.
  2. Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour will work as subs for xanthan gum. 1 tsp dissolved in 1 tbsp water. 
  3. Store any extras in an air-tight container. It will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 765
  • Fat: 27
  • Carbohydrates: 8
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 21
  • Cholesterol: 95

Keywords: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, Poppy Seed Chicken, Whole30, Keto, Paleo, Dairy Free