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Dump-and-Bake Chicken Stuffing Casserole

You only need 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes to prepare this Dump-and-Bake Chicken Stuffing Casserole! With a creamy, cheesy sauce and a buttery, herb-seasoned crumb topping, it’s an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

Comfort food at its finest! Clearly we love the combination of chicken and stuffing, because I’ve already shared my classic Chicken and Stuffing Casserole recipe, as well as the Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing version.

But you know what? This chicken and stuffing bake is not only the easiest recipe, but it also happens to be my family’s absolute favorite — and I think that it will soon become your go-to weeknight dinner as well!

As noted above, if you prefer a soft, moist stuffing on top of your casserole (rather than the buttered breadcrumb texture here), you can prepare the Stove Top Stuffing according to package instructions, and then spread that over the top of your chicken before baking.

Can you freeze Chicken Stuffing Casserole?

Yes! This is a great freezer meal! You can freeze the casserole before or after baking. Just wrap tightly with foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat a previously-baked casserole, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Allow casserole to come to room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes, cover, and bake in a 350 degree F oven until heated through (about 30 minutes).

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN STUFFING CASSEROLE:

If you’d like to add a vegetable or side to your plate, here are a few good options that go well with this Chicken and Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Casserole:

  • Steamed broccoli or Garlic Oven-Roasted Broccoli;
  • A simple green salad dressed with Italian Balsamic Vinaigrette;
  • Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans;
  • Perfect Oven Roasted Asparagus;
  • Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash;
  • 5-Ingredient Easy Cranberry Salad;
  • 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce

COOK’S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:

  • The recipe cooking time is based on 2 very large chicken breasts that totaled 2 lbs. I cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. If you’re using thicker chicken breasts, you’ll need to increase the total baking time by at least 10-20 more minutes. If the top of your casserole gets too brown during this additional baking time, simply cover loosely with foil until the chicken is cooked through. Always use a meat thermometer to make sure that your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. That’s when you know it’s done!
  • You can substitute with Cornbread Stuffing mix instead of the Herb Seasoned Stuffing mix.
  • You can substitute with an equal amount of dry Stove Top Stuffing mix.
  • Instead of the Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, try using Cream of Chicken or Cream of Celery soups in this Chicken Stuffing Casserole recipe.
  • This Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with cheese calls for shredded mozzarella. You can substitute just about any of your favorite cheeses instead. For instance, try grated cheddar cheese, slices of Provolone, or a shredded Italian cheese blend.
  • This casserole uses the stuffing mix as a buttery crumb topping, which gets crispy as it bakes. You are NOT preparing the stuffing according to the classic package instructions, so it’s not going to be a moist, dense stuffing texture after baking. We prefer the crispy topping; however, if you would like a casserole with a classic soft stuffing texture, you can prepare the stuffing according to the package instructions before you spread it on top of the chicken. Then bake according to the recipe instructions below!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 2 very large chicken breasts, which I cut in half lengthwise so that they would be thinner)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, NOT diluted (I used Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces (about 4 cups) Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Classic Stuffing
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place chicken in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Spread condensed soup over the chicken. Sprinkle cheese over top.
  • In a large bowl, stir together melted butter and dry stuffing mix. Spread buttered stuffing mix on the top of the casserole.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, return dish to the oven, and continue baking for 10 more minutes (or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the topping is golden brown). If you are using thicker chicken breasts, you may need to increase the baking time by at least 10-20 more minutes. If the topping starts to get too dark while you wait for the chicken to cook through, cover the dish loosely with foil.

Notes

  • The recipe cooking time is based on 2 very large chicken breasts that totaled 2 lbs. I cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. If you’re using thicker chicken breasts, you’ll need to increase the total baking time by at least 10-20 more minutes. If the top of your casserole gets too brown during this additional baking time, simply cover loosely with foil until the chicken is cooked through. Always use a meat thermometer to make sure that your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. That’s when you know it’s done!
  • You can substitute with Cornbread Stuffing mix instead of the Herb Seasoned Stuffing mix.
  • You can substitute with an equal amount of dry Stove Top Stuffing mix.
  • Instead of the Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, try using Cream of Chicken or Cream of Celery soups in this Chicken Stuffing Casserole recipe.
  • This Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with cheese calls for shredded mozzarella. You can substitute just about any of your favorite cheeses instead. For instance, try grated cheddar cheese, slices of Provolone, or a shredded Italian cheese blend.
  • This casserole uses the stuffing mix as a buttery crumb topping, which gets crispy as it bakes. You are NOT preparing the stuffing according to the classic package instructions, so it’s not going to be a moist, dense stuffing texture after baking. We prefer the crispy topping; however, if you would like a casserole with a classic soft stuffing texture, you can prepare the stuffing according to the package instructions before you spread it on top of the chicken. Then bake according to the recipe instructions below!

Source: https://www.theseasonedmom.com/

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