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Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

I do realize that the last few slow cooker meals I have posted have been slow cooker chicken meals, but what can I say? We certainly love chicken in our house and this Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken recipe is delicious and totally hands off in the slow cooker! Oh, and did I mention that this recipe is freezer compatible?! That’s the best part about this Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken!

I have always love Poppyseed Chicken and it is definitely a comfort food for this Southern girl, so you can imagine my delight when I tested this recipe in my crockpot slow cooker and it was a massive win around our house. You guys know I love to make delicious meals for my family in the crockpot! I’m a mom so I know how picky toddlers and young children (heck, even teens!) can be so I’m happy to say even your picky eaters will likely be asking for second helpings of this Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken.

I like to serve my Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken over toasted wheat bread and yes, I will confess, if it’s a really busy night I will open a couple of cans of vegetables and serve them as side items. Fast, simple, and delicious complete meal that my whole family loves!

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Let’s get started cooking, shall we? First, I start out by placing my boneless skinless chicken breasts in my slow cooker. You can use frozen or thawed chicken, it makes no difference. Most of the time my chicken is frozen but this day it happened to be thawed.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Pour one family sized can of Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup into a large mixing bowl. Yes, this is a lot of cream of chicken soup but I like my poppyseed chicken really saucy.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Add in one cup of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for sour cream. If you are a Weight Watcher, plain, nonfat Greek yogurt is now 0 Smart Points under their Weight Watcher Freestyle program.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Add in two teaspoons of poppy seeds (they don’t have to be organic poppy seed, that’s just what I happened to have on hand).

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Mix the Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup, Greek yogurt, and poppy seed together until well combined.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Before adding the soup mix to the chicken breasts in the crockpot, season the chicken with one teaspoon of onion powder.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Then add one teaspoon of garlic powder to the chicken breasts.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

This Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken is seasoned to perfection and ready for the soup mix now!

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Time to add the poppyseed chicken soup mix!

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Don’t forget to add in one cup of water! This will keep the soupy mix from being too thick and scorching in the crockpot slow cooker.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Place the lid on the slow cooker and get ready to start crocking!

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

I cooked my Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken on high for four hours but it can also be cooked on low for six hours.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Once cooked, remove the chicken and shred it between two forks.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Stir the shredded chicken breast back into the poppyseed chicken sauce that’s still in the crockpot.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Time to make your family happy with this tasty and simple Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken dinner! This Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken can be served over Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes  (<<<click link for the recipe) rice, mashed cauliflower, or toasted wheat bread.

slow cooker poppyseed chicken

Happy eating my friends!


Slow Cooker Poppyseed Chicken

Warm and savory Southern comfort food, perfect for the entire family. All made in the slow cooker and freezer friendly! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 -1/2 cups servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 family sized can healthy cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a 3 quart or larger slow cooker and season with garlic and onion powder.

  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together the cream of chicken soup, Greek yogurt, and poppy seeds.

  3. Mix soup mixture until well combined and then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. 

  4. Add in one cup of water, place the lid on the slow cooker and cook four hours on high or six hours on low.

  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken and shred between two forks. Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker with the soup mix and stir. 

  6. Serve the chicken and soup mix over mashed potatoes, rice, mashed cauliflower, or toasted wheat bread. 


  1. Label a gallon sized ziploc freezer bag with the name of the meal, the date it is prepped, and the cooking instructions.

  2. Place all ingredients into the ziploc bag and seal tightly and freeze.

  3. There is no need to thaw this meal before cooking, simply place it in the slow cooker and add two hours to the cook time. 

  4. This meal can stay in the freezer for up to three months. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe comes to 2 Freestyle Smart Points for each 1/2 cup serving. Recipe yields 6 servings. 

Shared at Whatcha Crockin’

Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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