This easy to make chicken and stuffing casserole is assembled and cooked entirely in the crockpot.
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The Best Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Take the stress out of dinner time by providing hearty comfort food with minimal effort. This simple, easy, step-by-step recipe for crockpot chicken and stuffing will impress your friends and family.
It is perfect for potlucks, parties, or a cozy night in with your family. It is easy to prepare so it’s great for the times when you don’t feel like cooking, but crave hearty, comfort food.
Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing Ingredients and Substitutions
- Ranch Dressing – Hidden Valley works really well in this recipe, but be sure to use your favorite brand
- Cream of Chicken Soup – for a lower sodium version you can use homemade cream of chicken or use a the low sodium kind
- Water – don’t skip the water, you’ll need it to keep the stuffing from getting dry
- Frozen Mixed Vegetables – use your favorite frozen blend here, there’s no wrong kind
- Stuffing Mix – I get the best results with Stove Top brand Chicken Stuffing mix
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – be sure to trim the fat from your breasts so that your stuffing doesn’t get greasy. I don’t recommend using chicken thighs in this recipe.
What vegetables can be added to Chicken and Stuffing Casserole?
You can add any vegetables that you like to Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Casserole. I find that vegetable mixes that include green beans, corn, peas, and carrots work best. Be careful about using vegetables that contain a lot of water (zucchini, squash, etc.) because it will affect the firmness of your stuffing.
How to Make Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Detailed instructions and measurements to make Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Start by adding the ranch, water, and cream of chicken soup together in the slow cooker. Whisk it together until it’s smooth.
- Add the frozen mixed vegetables and stuffing mix to the slow cooker and mix it until it’s completely combined. You’ll want to make sure all of the stuffing is coated.
- Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker, making sure they sit on the bottom. I like to take my spoon and make little pockets in the stuffing mixture to slide them in and then cover them back up with the stuffing mixture.
- Set the crockpot to LOW and cook for 4 hours.
Can you put raw chicken in a casserole?
You can use raw chicken in a casserole as long as you cook it long enough for the chicken to reach an internal temperature of 165°F when tested with a meat thermometer.
Tips for Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing
- To avoid the stuffing mix sticking to the sides, you can spray the crockpot with nonstick spray.
- For crispier stuffing, remove the lid for the last 30 minutes to allow the condensation to escape and the top to crisp.
- You can increase the protein by adding additional chicken. Adjust for the cooking time as needed.
- This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. You can either reheat this in the microwave or the oven. The oven will allow it to crisp back up.
- If stuffing seems too dry as it cooks, you can add water or stock for moisture.
How to make a firmer Stuffing
If you’d like your stuffing firmer, add less liquid. The liquid to stuffing mix ratio is what determines the softness or firmness of your stuffing.
Crock Pot Chicken Stuffing Casserole FAQs
Yes, you can put raw chicken in a slow cooker. Most chicken needs 4-6 hours on low. Be sure to cook it until the internal temperature reaches 165°F when tested with a meat thermometer.
It is not necessary to completely submerge chicken in liquid in a slow cooker. Depending on the recipe, you may not have to add any liquid at all.
You can cook chicken in the Crockpot on high, but I would recommend only cooking for about 2 hours depending on the size of the chicken.
It is best to slow cook chicken on low for tender, juicy results. You can also cook it on high, but it often isn’t as tender.
Chicken breast really only needs about 4 hours on low. Overcooking the chicken will cause it to be tough and dry.
You do not have to brown chicken before slow cooking. Some people prefer to, but it is not necessary.
What does stuffing go good with?
Stuffing goes great with white meat proteins like chicken and turkey.
Storing Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing with Vegetables
Chicken Stuffing Casserole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
When you’re ready to reheat, you can use the microwave or the oven. I recommend the oven to avoid overcooking. If you choose to use the microwave, I recommend doing it in increments of 45 seconds to avoid drying it out.
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Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
- Add ranch, water, and cream of chicken soup together in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Add vegetables and stuffing to slow cooker and mix to combine.
- Add chicken and push down to the bottom of slow cooker into the mixture.
- Cook on LOW for 4 hours.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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