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Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Prepare to be blown away by our irresistible Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing. Juicy, tender chicken harmonizes flawlessly with aromatic stuffing, resulting in a slow-cooked masterpiece that will leave you craving seconds!

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Chicken and stuffing on a plate with a fork holding a bite.

Picture this: tender chicken, slow-cooked to perfection amidst perfectly seasoned stuffing, gently simmering and absorbing all the flavors while filling your home with an irresistible aroma. The result? A dish that is nothing short of extraordinary. 

This 4 ingredient slow cooker chicken with stuffing will revolutionize your weeknight meals! What makes this recipe truly exceptional is its simplicity. After prepping this easy recipe in just minutes, the slow cooker can work its magic with the stuffing and chicken in the crock pot! 

Ingredients needed to prepare chicken and stuffing in a crock pot.

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing 

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Chicken breasts lying in an even layer in the bottom of a crock pot.

STEP ONE: Give the inside of a 6-quart slow cooker a light coating of cooking spray to prevent any sticking.

STEP TWO: Place the chicken in the slow cooker, arranging it in a single layer. Season generously with salt and pepper, then pour both soups evenly over the chicken. 

Stuffing poured over the top of chicken breasts in a crock pot.

STEP THREE: Sprinkle the stuffing mix on top, making sure to evenly distribute it. If your stuffing mix comes with a separate herb packet, add that as well — it will infuse the dish with flavor!

Pouring whisked melted butter over stuffing in a crock pot.

STEP FOUR: Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Once melted, whisk in the water until well combined. Pour it evenly over the stuffing in the slow cooker.

Chicken and Stuffing in a crock pot after cooking.

STEP FIVE: Set the crockpot to cook on High for 4-5 hours or on Low for 6-8 hours. 

STEP SIX: Once the cooking time is complete, give the crock pot chicken and stuffing a gentle stir before serving.

A wooden spoon lifting chicken and stuffing in a crock pot.

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing

Variations for Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

  • Add some veggies. Enhance this 4 ingredient slow cooker chicken with stuffing by adding diced onions, minced garlic, sliced mushrooms, or chopped herbs like rosemary or thyme. Peas and carrots can also add color to crock pot chicken and stuffing! 
  • Create a cheesy topping. Sprinkle shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese on top of the stuffing mix during the last hour or two of cooking. The melted cheese will add an extra layer of flavor to the chicken casserole with stove top stuffing.
  • Experiment with different seasonings. Consider using chopped herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and parsley, or a poultry seasoning blend to enhance the flavor profile.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Substitute the regular stuffing mix in the stuffing and chicken in the crock pot with a GF mix, or use GF bread cubes with your favorite blend of seasonings.
  • Try a different soup. Replace one of the cans of soup with a can of cheddar cheese soup or cream of broccoli soup for a creamier and more robust flavor.
Chicken and stuffing on an off white plate.

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Can I Use Bone-In Chicken Instead of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts?

Yes, you can substitute bone-in chicken pieces for this recipe. Just ensure they are cooked thoroughly until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Keep in mind that you will need to remove the meat from the bone and stir it back in before serving crockpot chicken and dressing.

Another option is to use boneless thighs instead of breast meat for stuffing and chicken in the crockpot. The flavor will be a bit richer from the darker meat, but you won’t have to worry about fishing bones out.

Closeup view of chicken and stuffing on an off white plate.

Can I Prepare Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing in the Oven Instead of a Slow Cooker?

Convert this slow cooker recipe to a chicken casserole with stove top stuffing with ease.

Layer the ingredients as directed in a large casserole dish or 9×13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the stuffing is golden brown.

How Do I Save Leftover Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing?

Allow the dish to cool to room temperature, then transfer leftover crockpot chicken and dressing to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Portion into individual servings, which will make it easier to reheat. Transfer to the refrigerator to thaw overnight, then warm in the microwave or oven.

Chicken and stuffing on a plate with a fork holding a bite.

Can I Use Homemade Stuffing Instead of a Boxed Mix?

You can, but your crockpot chicken and stuffing may have a different texture since the bread cubes will already be soft.

If you are set on this option, leftover stuffing would be the best option — not freshly made. 

That said, it’s a great way to use up leftovers

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Yield: 6 Servings

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Chicken and stuffing on a plate with a fork holding a bite.

Prepare to be blown away by our irresistible Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing. Juicy, tender chicken harmonizes flawlessly with aromatic stuffing, resulting in a slow-cooked masterpiece that will leave you craving seconds!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 (10.5 oz.) cans cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom or celery - can mix!)
  • 1 (6 oz.) box stuffing mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Spray the crock of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, then season it with salt, and pepper. 
  3. Pour the soups evenly over the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle the stuffing mix over the chicken, topping with the herb packet, if necessary.
  5. Melt the butter and whisk in the water, then pour the mixture evenly over the stuffing,
  6. Slow cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 48g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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2 thoughts on “Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing”

  1. I did make this gluten free😊 1 can GF chicken soup , I Gf McCormick chicken gravy ,waxed cardboard container , GF stuffing added onion celery, and my must have for everything chicken & turkey .. Bells Seasoning in the yellow cardboard box .. I am sure you have that being you are up north 😊 i have to get it online since I moved to FL . Thank you for another great easy recipe. ❤️ the McCormick GF gravies are better than the the regular jar kind 😊 i use the bells on air fryer chicken sometimes too.

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    • Sounds delicious! I’m so glad to hear you were able to adapt this recipe to be both gluten-free and tasty too!

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