This Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with Stove Top is made with just 4 ingredients including seasoned shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, and Stove Top stuffing.
This delicious and flavorful shredded chicken and stuffing casserole only takes 30 minutes to bake and your family will love it!
Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with Stove Top
Today I’m SO excited to share with you one of my absolute favorite dinner recipes – Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with Stove Top Stuffing.
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole has been a classic comfort food meal in my family for years now and one of my personal favorites.
Even better – it’s super easy to make and budget-friendly requiring only a few simple ingredients including seasoned shredded chicken, milk, cream of chicken soup, and Stove Top stuffing.
This yummy chicken and stuffing casserole is perfect for busy weeknights when you’re short on time, and is sure to be loved by the whole family.
If you want to learn how to make my chicken and stuffing casserole, then keep reading for the full recipe below and check out my video tutorial over here!
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Easy Chicken Stove Top Stuffing Casserole
When it comes to comfort food, I’m a sucker for Southern classics like Chicken and Dumplings, Meatloaf, Buttermilk Biscuits, and of course this Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole.
And the apple must not fall far from the tree, because all of those meals just so happen to be my two boys’ favorites as well.
In case you haven’t ever had the pleasure of eating this classic, delicious shredded chicken and stuffing casserole, you need to stop what you are doing, save this recipe, and make it ASAP.
It’s THAT good and SO simple!
I mean seriously, when you taste this stove top chicken and stuffing casserole you’ll think, “Wow, this person must have spent hours cooking this”, but in reality it only takes 30 minutes to bake in the oven.
Easy Stove Top Chicken Casserole
One of the reasons I love this Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole so much is because it’s incredibly easy to prepare for a busy weeknight dinner.
It’s also great because you can use either pre-cooked shredded chicken, canned chicken, or chopped up rotisserie chicken from the bakery.
This Easy Chicken and Stuffing Bake can even be prepped and made ahead, stored in the fridge, and popped in the oven whenever you’re ready to eat!
- Chicken – You can use pre-cooked shredded chicken, chopped Rotisserie chicken, or canned chicken. I’ve tried/used them all and they’re all delicious! (You can also use leftover turkey after Thanksgiving)
- Cream of Chicken Soup – Our family loves using 2 cans of cream of chicken, but you can also use cream of celery, cream of onion, or cream of mushroom
- Milk – I use 2%
- Stove Top Stuffing – I love the savory herbs blend, but any kind will work. You can also use Pepperidge Farm stuffing if you prefer a crunchier topping.
- Water or Chicken Broth
- Optional Seasonings – I like adding a light sprinkle of salt, pepper, and my favorite Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb seasoning for extra flavor. (I also use it in this delicious Stuffing Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole)
Tools Needed For Chicken and Stuffing Casserole:
- Large Glass Mixing Bowl
- 13×9 Glass Baking Dish
- Rubber Spatula
- Measuring Cups
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Aluminum Foil
- Cooling Rack
Stove Top Chicken and Stuffing Casserole FAQ’s
How do I make shredded chicken at home?
The easiest way to make shredded chicken at home is using your crockpot!
- Place 3 lbs. (about 4 large) boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs in the bottom of your crockpot, season with 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and pour 1 cup of chicken broth or water on top.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Once fully cooked it will be very tender and you can easily shred it with a fork or in a bowl using an electric hand mixer.
*3 lbs of chicken makes the equivalent of 6 cups of shredded chicken so you will have leftovers. The chicken can easily be used in other recipes or frozen in a freezer safe bag.
Can you use chicken broth instead of water for Stove Top Stuffing?
Yes, either will work.
You can also add in 2-4 tbsp of butter with the stuffing and water (as directed on the package), but most of the time I don’t add the butter and it’s still super delicious and flavorful.
Can you make chicken and stuffing casserole ahead of time?
Yes, that’s one of the best things about this delicious casserole!
You can easily make it ahead and freeze or refrigerate before or after baking it, and then bake when you are ready
Can you freeze chicken and stuffing casserole?
Yes, I like to make mine in these freezer-safe casserole dishes with lids or you can wrap tightly with foil.
Freeze for up to 3 months, and when ready to eat it left thaw in the fridge overnight and bake or re-heat as directed below.
Can you use leftover Turkey in this casserole?
This recipe is delicious with leftover Turkey after Thanksgiving.
What other casserole recipes do you have?
- Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Easy Stuffing Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Pizza Casserole
- Baked French Toast Casserole
- Healthy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
How to Store and Re-heat Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole is one of those meals that tastes even better the next day!
To Store: Simply place the lid on the casserole dish or cover tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 3-4 days.
To Re-heat: Just pop individual servings in the microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute until hot, or you can re-heat the entire casserole dish in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until warm.
5 Best Tips for Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Tip 1: Make the Stuffing First
Combine the stove top stuffing and hot water first and let steam in the microwave while you are preparing your other ingredients. This will ensure the stuffing is perfectly moist and fluffy!
Tip 2: Use Your Favorite Cooked Chicken
As mentioned above, you can use any kind of cooked chicken in this recipe including shredded cooked chicken, canned chicken, or chopped rotisserie chicken from a bakery.
Tip 3: Use Your Favorite Cream of Soup
Any “cream of” soup can be used in this recipe and you can mix and match for added flavor. Our family loves cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of onion, and cream of mushroom.
Tip 4: Use Leftover Turkey after Thanksgiving
Don’t have any chicken on hand? This recipe is delicious with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving!
Tip 5: Add Veggies for More Flavor/Nutrition
If desired you can easily add cooked vegetables to the casserole. Corn, broccoli, green beans, or a mixed veggie blend would all be delicious.
More Chicken Recipes:
- Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
- Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
- Healthy Grilled Chicken Breast Marinades
- 14 Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes
How to Make Chicken Stuffing Casserole with Stove Top Stuffing
Start by preheating your oven to 400°F and lightly spraying a 13×9 Glass Baking Dish with non-stick spray.
Next, prepare the Stove Top stuffing mix as directed on the box by combining hot water and stuffing in a bowl and microwaving on high for 5-6 minutes.
Set the mixture in the microwave to steam while preparing your other ingredients.
Place 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken in an even layer in the casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Mrs Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning.
Next, combine the two cans of cream of chicken soup and milk in a bowl and pour evenly over the shredded chicken.
Top with the prepared stuffing mix, cover with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes covered, and 10 minutes uncovered.
Once fully baked, remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes on a wire cooling rack before serving.
Serve with your favorite sides (we love green beans and corn) and enjoy!
Watch My Video Tutorial Below
Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
This Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with Stove Top is made with just 4 ingredients including seasoned shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, and Stove Top stuffing. This delicious and flavorful shredded chicken and stuffing casserole only takes 30 minutes to bake and your family will love it!
- 2 Cups Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
- 2 10.75 Ounce Cans Fat-Free Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (or homemade)
- 1/4 Cup 2% Milk
- 1 6 Ounce Box Chicken or Herb Seasoned Stove Top Stuffing Mix, prepared as directed
- Mrs Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Start by preheating your oven to 400°F and lightly spraying a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
- Next, prepare the stove top stuffing mix as directed on the box by combining hot water and stuffing in a bowl and microwaving on high for 5-6 minutes. If desired, you can also add in 2-4 tbsp of butter, but I typically do not add butter and it is still super delicious and flavorful. Set the mixture in the microwave to steam while preparing your other ingredients.
- Place 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken in an even layer in the casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Mrs Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning.
- Next, combine the two cans of cream of chicken soup and milk in a bowl and pour evenly over the shredded chicken.
- Top with the prepared stuffing mix, cover with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes covered, and 10 minutes uncovered.
- Once fully baked, remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes on a wire cooling rack before serving.
- You can easily add mixed veggies, mushrooms, or diced onion to this casserole to up the flavor and nutrition.
- If you don’t have two cans of cream of chicken, you can substitute one can for cream of celery, cream of onion, or cream of mushroom. All of those will taste delicious.
- If you prefer not using canned cream soups, you can easily make your own homemade.
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I hope you loved today’s recipe for Easy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole and will give this delicious dinner recipe a try soon! What’s your favorite comfort food meal? Let me know below!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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My family liks everything to be extra juicy/saucy how moist does this recipe come out? Just wondering if I should add another can of soup or not
I think it’s well balanced with the amount of chicken that’s in it, but you can always adjust if you don’t think it’s enough.
Absolutely love this recipe using leftover chicken that I have fried! Always a go to for my chicken
Thanks, Tara! So glad you enjoy it too.
Good recipe plus easy! I added some peas and corn and some Italian herbs. My husband had 3 helpings which means he liked it.
Thanks, Judy! Yours sounds delicious with those additions!
Thanks! My teen has a new favorite!!!
Awesome to hear, thanks!
Had this for dinner tonight, it was so good.
I am disabled and I try to find easy dishes my husband can handle without too much trouble.
We started with store cooked chicken and added sautéed onion and celery to dressing, fantastic will definitely have it again
That sounds delicious with onions and celery. Glad you all enjoyed it!
Easy, versatile and delicious. Comfort food for sure!
Thanks, Kim! It’s one of my favorites! 🙂
If I want to add some mixed vegetables would I them to soup or to stuffing?
Hi Kathy, you would just mix them in with the chicken part. Hope you all like it!
I went thru
INSTRUCTIONS twice looking for the amount of milk
Hi Laura, sorry you had trouble finding it. All the amounts for my recipes are always listed under the ingredients section, and the amount of milk for this recipe is 1/4 cup.
That’s just what I was looking for!! Thank you
You’re so welcome, Ludi!
This is a keeper! It’s delicious
Thanks, Connie! Glad you enjoyed it!
I am making this tonight for dinner and I know I will love it. Hope my husband loves it too, since he is a picky eater lol
Hope you all enjoyed it! It’s always a hit in our household!
Do you know how many calories per serving this is?
Hi Rita, I don’t track calories but you can input the ingredients/serving size into a nutrition calculator online and it should be able to help you.
Thanks Helen! No, I just used the one box of stuffing, but if you like more you could certainly use a second box. If your casserole was a bit dry, try baking it a little less time or lowering the temperature of your oven slightly, as that might be what happened. Thanks again!
Thanks for this recipe. I followed your suggestion about adding other veggies and added peas and mushrooms. Since the peas were frozen, I put them the Stove Top liquid, along w/dried, minced onion when heating it up, and before adding the stuffing. Then I used cream of onion soup, which I rarely see mentioned in casseroles that use a cream soup base. I put the canned mushrooms in to bake with the chicken
So glad you enjoyed it, Bethany and thanks for sharing all these helpful tips! I personally love cream of onion soup but it’s unfortunately hard to find where I live. I bet it tasted delicious though!
Super easy recipe for me to make for the family. I put a little twist in it, in between the chicken and stuffing I put a layer of instant mashed potatoes. My kids call it thanksgiving casserole. Thank you!!!
So glad you enjoyed it and what an awesome idea with adding the mashed potatoes! I’ll definitely be trying that since mashed potatoes are my fave! Have a great weekend!
This is a great recipe. In fact I’m making it tonight for dinner and can’t wait for it to be done, so I can eat it. Thank you for posting this recipe.
Thanks so much Janine! Enjoy!
Congratulations! Your stuffing is the only moist one in ALL of Pinterest!
Haha, so glad to hear that Carolyn! Hope you enjoy!
The stove top box mentions margarine/butter with the water. Your recipe doesn’t mention butter. Do i need to add butter?
Hi Lori, I personally don’t add it, but feel free if you’d like to for extra flavor!
Easy wonderful recipe, can this be frozen in individual serving. I cook for 2 older gentlemen.
Thanks, Sharon! I personally don’t freeze chicken casserole because I’ve found it tends to be soggy after unfreezing/re-warming. You could always cut the recipe in half if you didn’t want as many leftovers.
I’m always making homemade recipes this is very good I also made my homemade chicken cream of soup
Thanks, Sue! I bet it tastes delicious with your homemade soup.