Sometimes you just want comfort food. You want food that feels like a hug after a long day, but you don’t want to put in the effort of a Thanksgiving meal. Enter this Easy Stovetop Stuffing Chicken Casserole Recipe. Stovetop stuffing recipes with chicken? Yes Please!
It is a great way to use simple ingredients to create a complete meal that feels like the hug you need on a long day. So, sit back and relax and make this easy dinner recipe the whole family will love.
Easy Stovetop Stuffing Chicken Casserole Recipe
I know sometimes people take issue with cream of chicken soup, but for me it’s fine for once in a while and now there are even organic varieties if you don’t want to see all those ingredients. I like the Campbell’s Healthy Request. I see no difference in the flavor, but it keeps this casserole on the lighter side.
I simply mix the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup with some light sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. That is the sauce. If you like a thinner sauce, you could add some chicken broth, but I like it thick and creamy.
I use boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe, but an awesome shortcut is a rotisserie chicken. I poach the chicken breasts for my chicken stuffing casserole recipe. If you have leftover chicken, this recipe is also a great way to use it up!
If you like dark meat, feel free to use some chicken thighs, but again, in the interest of keeping this lighter, I stick with breast meat.
A bag of frozen mixed vegetables is the next ingredient you’ll need. I like to use the ones you can steam in the bag. Use any combo of vegetables that you like! Just make sure you precook them before adding to the casserole. This is a great recipe to use after Thanksgiving as you often have leftover veggies like green beans, corn or peas and you could replace the chicken here with leftover turkey!
Leftover stuffing works great in place of the box stuffing mix! Something to consider!
Sides to Serve with Chicken Casserole
You honestly don’t need a side if your casserole has vegetables, but a green salad or cranberry sauce would compliment this dish.
Easy Stovetop Stuffing Chicken Casserole Recipe Substitutions
You can use any vegetables you like. You could replace chicken with Turkey . If you need to keep this dairy free, just make sure you use dairy free crea of chicken soup and dairy free sour cream. This is an easy casserole and honestly it’s also so versatile, so don’t be afraid to try substitutions.
Can I make this chicken casserole in the crock pot?
I have not made this casserole in the crockpot, but I am sure you could adapt it for the crock pot. The drawback to this is that your stuffing won’t be crisp on top and I really appreciate the difference in textures. You can do slow cooker chicken breasts to make tender chicken for this recipe. That’s something I’d highly recommend. Just pour a little chicken broth on top of the chicken breasts and cook on low for 4-5 hours until shreddable.
This is a great way to prepare chicken for casseroles.
Can I make this casserole ahead of time?
Yes! Leftovers reheat really well the next day and if you just wanted to assemble the casserole and then bake it later- that works great. This is a great casserole to prep a few days ahead of time when you know you’ll be busy. This is a great make-ahead meal.
As for leftovers, you can store those in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
How large should by baking dish be?
The casserole dish size isn’t super important. I used this round casserole dish, but you could use a 12 inch cast iron skillet, 13×9 pan. Just make sure the filling and stuffing will fit. It won’t effect the cooking time because you’re just browning the stuffing. If you refrigerate the casserole, be sure to bring it up to room temperature before putting in the oven.
This is especially important when you use a casserole dish. Sometimes glass will crack and break in a hot oven if you take it straight from the refrigerator.
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This family recipe is sure to be a favorite and it is the ultimate comfort food. Just because you want to eat a little healthier, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy comfort food. With some easy swaps we have a creamy sauce and a meal that makes busy weeknights much easier! No one said Stove Top Stuffing Mix was health food, but sometimes done is better than perfect.
I pride myself on writing you recipes you love while also making them lighter and healthier. This way your entire family can an enjoy an easy meal even while you might be embarking on a lower calorie diet.
Please leave a star rating and review below if you make this Easy Stovetop Stuffing Chicken Casserole recipe. I love hearing how you like the recipes and it helps other readers.
Looking for other weeknight friendly healthy comfort? Try My Weeknight Worthy Chicken Pot Pie.
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Easy Stovetop Stuffing Chicken Casserole Recipe
- 10 ounces Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 10 ounces Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1/4 cup Light Sour Cream
- 1 lb. Shredded Chicken Breast Rotisserie Chicken is also okay
- 10 ounces Frozen Mixed Vegetables Cooked
- 2 tsp. Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp. Pepper
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1 Box Chicken Stove Top Stuffing Mix Prepared according to package instructions
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together the soups, sour cream, garlic powder and onion powder.10 ounces Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup, 10 ounces Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup, 1/4 cup Light Sour Cream, 1 tsp. Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- Add in the vegetables, chicken, salt and pepper and fold together until well combined.1 lb. Shredded Chicken Breast, 2 tsp. Kosher Salt, 1 tsp. Pepper, 10 ounces Frozen Mixed Vegetables
- Prepare Stuffing according to box instructions. Pour the chicken mixture into a casserole dish then top with the stuffing. Bake for 25 minutes until it's crisp on top and bubbling.1 Box Chicken Stove Top Stuffing Mix