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Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole is a comforting, easy-to-make, true one-pot meal. The creamy sauce and stuffing mix make this a great-tasting, kid-friendly, easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

A white plate of chicken stuffing topped with chopped parsley.

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If you are looking to change up your weekly meal rotation, this slow cooker recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight when you need a fix-it-and-forget-it meal. Toss everything in the slow cooker before work, and come home to a perfect comfort food dinner.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe…

  • Budget-friendly – You can make this dish inexpensively and stretch it to serve many people.
  • Easy – There is nothing easier than dumping simple ingredients into the slow cooker and walking away, especially when you use a prepared stuffing mix.
  • Flavorful – The stuffing mix brings a lot of extra flavors to the dish that won’t disappoint.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken recipe.

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole

Ingredients for Chicken and Stuffing Casserole on a white counter.
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – These serve as the protein-rich foundation of the dish, providing a tender and flavorful base that pairs perfectly with the creamy sauce.
  • Onion, diced – Adding a savory depth, onions are essential for that home-cooked taste and contribute a subtle sweetness once they mix with the other ingredients.
  • Nature’s seasoning – This blend of spices elevates the dish with its herby and savory notes, ensuring that each bite is flavorful.
  • Minced garlic – A kitchen staple, garlic infuses the casserole with its distinctive aroma and piquant taste, enhancing the overall savory profile of the meal.
  • Cream of chicken soup – It acts as a creamy binder for the casserole, enveloping the chicken with an irresistibly comforting rich and smooth texture.
  • Chicken broth – This liquid not only keeps the chicken moist and succulent as it cooks but also helps to create a sauce imbued with deep chicken flavors.
  • Dry gravy mix – A streamlined way to add complexity and a velvety thickness to the sauce, this mix augments the casserole with a savory gravy-like consistency.
  • Stuffing – The crowning ingredient imbues the casserole with a homey and satisfying carb element. Each morsel soaks up the dish’s flavors to create a truly hearty, perfect meal.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Change this crockpot Chicken Stuffing Bake recipe using cornbread stuffing instead of chicken.
  • Out of cream of chicken soup? Cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup would work instead.
  • Vegetable broth makes a great substitution for chicken broth in this slow cooker chicken recipe.
  • Don’t have Nature’s Seasoning? Use your favorite all-purpose seasoning or poultry seasoning instead.

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole

Collage of creating chicken stuffing.
  1. Brown the onions in a skillet.
  2. Add the chicken breast to the slow cook with the onions and seasoning. (Photo 1)
Collage of uncooked and cooked chicken stuffing in a slow cooker.
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the soup, broth, gravy mix, and garlic, then pour it over the chicken. (Photo 2)
  2. Add the dry stuffing mix and set the slow cooker for 6 hours. Once the chicken reaches 165 F, you can serve it in a casserole dish. (Photos 3 & 4)
Chicken stuffing on a white plate with a fork and knife on the side.

Expert Tips 

  • Do not lift the lid of the slow cooker while this Chicken and Stuffing Bake is cooking. You want the condensation to be able to drip into the stuffing to keep it moist.
  • Once done, stir very gently so that you don’t make the stuffing mushy.
  • For easy cleanup, use a slow cooker liner or spray your slow cooker with cooking spray.

Alternative Cooking Methods

If you don’t have a Slow Cooker or you’re short on time, an Instant Pot can be a great alternative cooking method for this Chicken Stuffing Casserole. To use your Instant Pot, you just need to adjust the cooking process slightly. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Use the sauté function to brown the onions, then add the chicken, seasoning, soup, broth, garlic, and gravy mix as you would in a slow cooker.
  2. Place the stuffing on top of the liquid, ensuring it is evenly distributed. 
  3. Secure the lid and set your Instant Pot to the ‘Poultry’ setting, or cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow for a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully open the lid, stir the casserole gently, and serve. 

Using an Instant Pot reduces the cooking time significantly and can help you have your complete meal ready in under an hour, making it perfect for a quick and easy dinner option.

Storing Tips 

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

I don’t recommend freezing the leftovers because the stuffing does not hold up well in the freezer.

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole

To complement the homey and comforting flavors of the Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole, consider serving it with a side of green beans or glazed carrots for a sweet and savory balance. Roasted Brussels sprouts also make a hearty addition, lending their earthy tones to this easy meal. 

For something bright and tangy, a side of cranberry sauce can enhance the dish with a festive touch. If you’re looking for a more indulgent option, creamy mashed potatoes offer a smooth texture that pairs beautifully with the rich flavors of the casserole.

A fork with chicken stuffing.

Recipe FAQs

Can I prepare the Chicken Stuffing Casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole in your slow cooker insert the night before and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, place the insert in your slow cooker and follow the cooking instructions. This saves time and makes it convenient for a hassle-free meal on busy nights.

Is there a way to make this recipe vegetarian?

For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the chicken breasts with a plant-based protein like tofu or seitan. Use cream of mushroom or celery soup instead of cream of chicken, and swap out the chicken broth
 for vegetable broth.

Can I make this casserole gluten-free?

Yes, to make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free cream of chicken soup
 and a gluten-free dry gravy mix. You’ll also need to use gluten-free stuffing, which is available at most health food stores or online.

How can I make sure the chicken doesn’t dry out?

The key to keeping the chicken moist is ensuring there’s enough liquid in the slow cooker and not overcooking it. Make sure the chicken is well submerged in the broth-and-soup mixture, and stick to the specified cooking time on a low setting.

What can I do if my stuffing comes out too dry?

If you have firmer stuffing
 than you’d like, stir in a small amount of additional chicken broth
 until you reach the desired consistency. Do this incrementally to avoid making the stuffing too soggy.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Slow Cooker & Crockpot
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yields 4 Servings
Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing Casserole is the perfect comfort food and the best part is that it's easy to make.

Ingredients 

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • ½ cup (80 g) diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon nature’s seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup (236 ⅗ ml) chicken broth
  • 1 packet dry gravy mix
  • 1 box stuffing

Instructions

  • Brown the onions in a skillet.
    1/2 cup diced onion
  • Add the chicken breast to the slow cook with the onions and seasoning.
    2 large chicken breasts,1 tablespoon nature’s seasoning
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the soup, broth, gravy mix, and garlic, then pour it over the chicken.
    1 can cream of chicken soup,1 cup chicken broth,1 packet dry gravy mix,2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Add the dry stuffing mix and set the slow cooker for 6 hours. Once the chicken reaches 165℉, you can serve it in a casserole dish.
    1 box stuffing

Notes

  • Do not lift the lid of the slow cooker while this Chicken and Stuffing Bake is cooking. You want the condensation to be able to drip into the stuffing to keep it moist.
  • Once done, stir very gently so that you don’t make the stuffing mushy.
  • For easy cleanup, use a slow cooker liner or spray your slow cooker with cooking spray.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 225kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) Protein: 27g (54%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 80mg (27%) Sodium: 889mg (39%) Potassium: 558mg (16%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 238IU (5%) Vitamin C: 4mg (5%) Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%) Calcium: 90mg (9%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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