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Savory and comforting chicken stuffing casserole is a delightful blend of tender chicken and flavorful stuffing in one delicious dish.
This stuffing costs $9.20 to make. The recipe makes six servings for about $1.53 per serving.
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Our Chicken Stuffing Casserole is a hearty dish perfect for busy weeknights. It is pure comfort food at its finest.
The rotisserie chicken, savory stuffing mixed with creamy goodness and vegetables, combines simple ingredients that come together beautifully in a flavor-packed casserole.
The easy prep of this dish is sure to make it one of your favorite recipes. And the taste will win over your family. It is a win-win for home-cooked happiness.
What You’ll Love About Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
- Easy to Make: Our recipe is so simple that it makes it perfect for weeknight dinners on the go. When you have a busy night, an easy recipe makes all the difference to help you avoid eating out.
- Rich and Creamy: The sour cream and soups combine to make a rich and creamy sauce that envelops the chicken and vegetables. The creamy texture under the browned stuffing is tasty and satisfying.
- Crispy Bits of Stuffing: If you love those crispy bits of stuffing, then this is the casserole for you! The entire surface is stuffing that’s buttery and crispy.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 6 oz box stuffing mix – $1.25
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth – $0.63
- ¼ cup unsalted butter – $0.56
- 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup – $1.00
- 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup – $1.00
- ½ cup sour cream – $0.57
- 3 cups cooked chicken – $2.94
- 12 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables – $1.25
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in August 2023.
How To Make Chicken Stuffing Casserole
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Next, boil the chicken broth and butter in a medium saucepan.
- Then, stir in the stuffing mix and cover and remove from the heat.
- Let the stuffing stand for five minutes, then fluff with a fork.
- Stir the soups and sour cream in a large bowl, then fold the chicken and vegetables.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish and then spread the stuffing in an even layer on top of the soup mixture.
- Finally, bake for twenty-five to thirty minutes and then cool for five minutes before serving.
Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Different Protein Options: Instead of chicken, you can use other proteins such as leftover turkey, ham, or ground meat like beef or sausage.
- Vegetarian Option: You can omit the meat and add more vegetables like diced bell peppers, spinach, or even cooked lentils for added protein.
- Cheese Topping: Add a layer of shredded cheese to the casserole during the last 10 minutes of baking.
- Herb Infusion: Add fresh or dried herbs to the stuffing mix or the casserole filling to enhance the flavor. Rosemary, thyme, sage, or parsley would be great choices.
- Bread Variations: Instead of packaged stuffing, you could use cubed artisan bread, whole wheat bread, or cornbread for a different texture and flavor.
- Broth Substitutes: Instead of chicken broth, you can use vegetable broth or even a flavorful stock like turkey or mushroom broth for added depth of flavor.
- Soup Variations: Use cream of celery or potato soup to change the flavor profile.
- Fresh vs. Frozen Vegetables: Instead of frozen vegetables, you can use a mix of fresh vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, and peas. Just make sure to blanch them before adding them to the casserole.
- Nutritional Boost: Incorporate ingredients like chopped spinach, kale, or diced bell peppers to increase the nutritional content of the casserole.
Chicken Casserole with Stuffing Storage Tips
Serve: For a balanced meal, serve the chicken stuffing casserole hot as a main dish with a side salad or steamed vegetables.
Store: Cover the casserole dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil once cooled, then refrigerate it for 3-4 days.
Freeze: To freeze the casserole, let it cool completely, then wrap the dish tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Label with the date and contents. Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
Thaw: To thaw the frozen casserole, place it in the refrigerator for about 24 hours. Alternatively, you can thaw it in the microwave using the defrost setting. Do not thaw at room temperature to avoid bacterial growth.
Reheat: Reheat individual portions in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated. For reheating the whole casserole, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20-30 minutes, covered with aluminum foil to prevent the top from over-browning. Check the center to ensure it’s heated through.
You do not need to cover this casserole while baking the dish. We prefer to leave the dish uncovered to allow the stuffing to cook to golden perfection.
This casserole will bake at 375 degrees F for twenty-five to thirty minutes.
You will know the stuffing is done when the stuffing is browned, and the mixture is bubbly.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Have your little one help gather the utensils and ingredients needed for the recipe. This will help introduce your child to the kitchen, how it works, and various food items.
Ages 4-5: Let your child whisk together the soups and sour cream. They can then fold in the chicken and vegetables.
Ages 6-8: Your child can help set the table and clean up the meal. This is an excellent opportunity to teach your child the importance of washing dishes, wiping surfaces, and properly storing leftover food.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Chicken Stuffing Casserole Budget Tips
This dish is budget-friendly as it costs about $10.00 to make. The recipe can feed your family of six for less than it costs to eat out at a fast food chain.
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Chicken Stuffing Casserole
- mixing bowls
- mixing spoon
- 13×9-inch baking dish
- medium saucepan
- 6 oz box stuffing mix
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth or water
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
- ½ cup sour cream
- 3 cups cooked chicken rotisserie, diced, or shredded
- 12 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables thawed
- Move oven rack to the middle position.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lightly spray a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
MAKE CASSEROLE FILLING:
- In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth and butter to boil.
- Stir in stuffing mix, cover and remove from heat.
- Let stand 5 minutes, and fluff with fork.
- In a large bowl, whisk together soups and sour cream.
- Fold in chicken and vegetables.
- Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Spread stuffing in an even layer on top,
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until stuffing is browned and mixture is bubbly.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Cool for 5 minutes and then serve.