Chicken and Stuffing Casserole is the perfect meal for busy worknights! Using only a few ingredients, this can be ready to go in no time! Comfort food at its finest!
Chicken Stuffing Bake
This casserole is one of my go-to meal options on busy nights. You know, the nights where all the kids have homework, extracurricular events, and time just doesn’t seem to be on your side. Yep, this casserole is JUST the thing to make! Prep is ahead of time and simply pop into the oven come dinnertime!
Even non casserole loving people enjoy this because it is comfort food at its best! Savory chicken stuffing over tender, seasoned chicken. What’s not to love, right?
I guarantee you can have this on the table faster than getting takeout. Plus, it is so much better for you and more affordable. It is an all-around great recipe to cook for your family, guests or potlucks.
Why we love this recipe
Easy– Yep! With minimal ingredients needed and minimal effort, this is a dish even the kids can help you prep.
Quick– Prep only takes about 10 minutes and baking this only takes about 30 minutes. You can have a hearty, family friendly meal on the table in under 45 minutes. I call that a win!
One Pan Meal– since you have stuffing, combined with chicken, and your veggies…it’s a one pan meal! Clean-up is a breeze!
Budget Friendly– the ingredients in this recipe are almost always on sale, so this is quite the affordable meal option if on a budget.
Kid Approved– this casserole has been in my family for years and is one that all the kids request!
Ingredients Needed for Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Stuffing- This casserole uses a simple boxed stuffing mix (any flavor) or use your own homemade stuffing if you’d prefer
Chicken- You will want to use boneless chicken that you dice up. You can use white or dark meat or do a mix of it if you prefer. Cube the chicken into 1-inch pieces.
Cream of Chicken Soup- You can substitute cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery, etc. Feel free to use whatever condensed soup you prefer.
Sour Cream- this adds the perfect creaminess to the casserole.
Vegetables- frozen veggies are easiest as you simply toss them into this recipe. If you have leftover veggies from a previous meal, feel free to use them up.
Salt/Pepper- to taste
Garlic- minced, fresh is best, but the jar works great too
How to make Chicken Stuffing Casserole
This dish is similar to a chicken pot pie, but with a flavorful stuffing topping! Hot, comforting, and ready to devour in no time!
Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Stuffing: Prepare stuffing according to package directions.
Combine: Add the chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, veggies, salt, pepper, and garlic in a bowl.
Layer: Spread chicken mixture onto bottom of 9×13 pan. Add prepared stuffing on top of the chicken and spread thoroughly.
Cook: Place pan in oven and allow to bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy!
- Any “cream of” soup can be used in this recipe.
- Adding a bit of cheese on the top of the stuffing will give it an extra burst of flavor!
- Run frozen veggies under hot water to defrost quickly.
- Any variety of veggies works, choose your favorite!
- Prepare the stuffing first so it has time to soak up all the liquids and be ready to go.
- Make sure to trim the chicken and remove any fat, skin, etc.
- Aim to cut your chicken into even pieces, that way it bakes up evenly.
Variations to Recipe
Here are some easy swaps and changes to this chicken and stuffing recipe.
- Use turkey instead of chicken.
- You can use pre-cooked leftover chicken or turkey in replace of raw chicken. Just lower the cook time as you won’t need to cook the chicken.
- Sprinkle a bit of your favorite shredded cheese to the top before baking.
- Add some red pepper flakes for an extra little kick in the dish.
- Use homemade condensed soup instead of canned if you prefer.
How to store
In my opinion, this casserole is better the next day since all the flavors really fuse together even more over time!
Casseroles are a great make ahead meal and this one is no different. You can assemble the casserole the day before, cover it, and keep it in the refrigerator. Simply add about 10 minutes to the bake time. You can also freeze the dish. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and again with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Simply remove from freezer, thaw, and bake with additional time to account for the chill of the freezer.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
What to serve with Chicken and Stuffing Casserole?
Being a one pan meal, you don’t HAVE to add anything to the meal. However, if you’re like my family and like a little variety on your plate, try some of these options:
Salad: a simple side salad with your favorite add in’s compliments this meal perfectly.
Bread: my family LOVES a side of bread no matter what I serve. I love adding Buttery Bread Machine Rolls to our meals.
Fruit: since you already have veggies in the casserole, a fruit salad or diced fruit would make a refreshing side option.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing
Want to make this meal even easier?? Use the slow cooker! Yep! Simply place ingredients as normal but layer in the slow cooker instead of baking pan.
Allow to cook on low for about 4 hours. The texture will be slightly different when slow cooked as the stuffing will be more moist and not as crispy. Same great flavor though!
Love Casseroles? Check these other easy recipes out
ULTIMATE Chicken Casserole– this easy casserole may just be our number one casserole recipe on the blog!
Parmesan Chicken Casserole– only a few ingredients needed
Chicken Pot Pie Bubble Up Casserole– all the flavors of chicken pot pie, combined with biscuit pieces throughout
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole– with bacon, you can’t go wrong, right?! Add in pasta, chicken, and Ranch seasoning and you have a tasty meal!
Chicken casserole is one of those dishes that gets passed down from generation to generation. Everyone always enjoys it, and you can’t go wrong.
Once you try this easy recipe, you will want to keep it on your permanent menu rotation. It is also a great meal to take to someone sick or just when you need an easy meal for having guests over! Be sure to comment below if you try it and let me know what you think!
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole Recipe
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing (chicken flavored)
- 1-2 lbs Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless/diced
- 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
- 16 oz Frozen Mixed Vegetables
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- 4-5 Garlic Cloves, minced
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine the chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, veggies, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Spread mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.
- Prepare stuffing according to packaged directions.
- Spread prepared stuffing evenly on top of chicken mixture.
- Place pan in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve!
Recipe updated 10/6/2022