Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing
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Extra-juicy chicken and savory stuffing simmer together in the crock pot with your favorite vegetables for an easy, comforting meal that the family will love!
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FYI, if it’s this crock pot chicken and stuffing image below that brought you here, you’ve come to the right place! I just updated it with the above photo on 9/29/16, as well as the post in general to include ALL of your FAQ’s regarding this amazing (and easy) crock pot chicken meal. Now get ready to give your crock pot a big ol’ hug…
Ahem, first thing’s first…
All Crock pots cook differently.
If you like firm stuffing:
That is, the breadcrumbs still very much intact and firm, I would recommend using more stuffing, up to 12 ounces. You can always add more moisture if needed (such as additional chicken broth)
If your stuffing is too moist:
Leave the lid off for the last 30-40 minutes of cooking to let some of that moisture escape. You can also pop the stuffing in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of consistency.
My Crock pot of choice: I recently purchased this crock pot and love the way that it cooks and conducts heat. You can also sear meat right on the stove-top with this prior to slow cooking!
Sour Cream Substitutes:
If you were so anxious to get that box of stuffing at the store and you forgot the sour cream in the process, you’re not alone. I do it all the time. Luckily, there are substitution options:
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup evaporated milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
Lower Sodium Options:
- Campbell’s makes a low-sodium Cream of Mushroom soup that is a great substitute for the Cream of Chicken.
- Low-Sodium Chicken Broth is always a safer option, you can always add salt, but you can’t really take it away.
- You can also wait on salting the chicken until you’re ready to eat, you may not find it necessary!
Need dinner ready sooner?
No problemo! Instant Pot Chicken and Stuffing will do the trick, check out the recipe here!
Extra juicy chicken and savory stuffing simmer together in the crock pot with your favorite vegetables for an easy, comforting meal that the family will love!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, salted and peppered if desired.
- 1 teaspoon dry parsley
- 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
- 8 oz. sour cream, (equivalent to 1 cup)
- 6 oz. box stuffing mix
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 2 cups green beans, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup crumbled sausage, (cooked or raw)
- 2 teaspoons dry rosemary
Place the chicken on the bottom of the crock pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.
In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream, stuffing, and half of the broth. Layer the stuffing mix over the chicken.
To keep the vegetables separate from the stuffing, place a layer of foil over the stuffing, then place your vegetables on top of the foil. Poke holes on the bottom of the foil to allow the moisture to circulate instead of collecting on the top of the foil. You can also layer the vegetables right on top of the stuffing if you’d prefer.
Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-7.
Before eating, check on the stuffing. If you’d prefer additional moisture, add the rest of the chicken broth, stir, and heat for an additional 10 minutes.
- I personally like to stir the stuffing mixture occasionally to gauge the moisture level, but this isn’t necessary.
- If the stuffing seems too moist for your liking, leave the lid off the crock pot for the last 30-40 minutes of cooking, or until your desired consistency is achieved. You can also pop it in the oven to firm it up a bit if needed. (I never need to, but people’s texture preferences vary.)
- Nutritional facts include the optional ingredients listed as well.
Recipe Adapted from: isavea2z.com