4.50 from 4 votes

One-Pot Chicken & Stuffing

This one-pot chicken stuffing recipe has been tucked inside my recipe binder for years. 

It originally came from the back of a stuffing mix box, but I’ve jazzed it up over the years (and loaded it with cheese!). Plus, it genuinely couldn’t be easier to make and is the perfect midweek meal for when you just can’t face cooking.

A pot of chicken and stuffing.


You get plenty of crunch from the carrots and celery here, and the chicken brings tons of protein to the mix. The chicken stuffing mix also works SO well with the cream of mushroom soup to create an incredible savory flavor. Seriously, you’ll struggle to stop at just a single bowlful of this stuff!

So, whether you’re looking for a simple dish for a holiday table or a reliable recipe for dinner, this one-pot chicken stuffing is ideal.

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Why You’ll Love This One-Pot Chicken Stuffing

  • It’s a cheap and cheerful meal made with pantry staples that the entire family will love. Seriously, it’s like Thanksgiving and Christmas in a pot!
  • It needs minimal prep time – just a bit of chopping and mixing.
  • The entire recipe screams comfort food, making it the perfect winter warmer when you’re craving something tasty (that isn’t hard to whip up!).
  • Everything is made in one pot, so there’s less to clean up after dinner!

Ingredients

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    • Vegetable oil: I find that vegetable oil is slightly less fragrant than olive or avocado oil. You can technically use anything, but vegetable oil is inoffensive enough to let the other ingredients take center stage.
    • Chicken breasts: You can either use fresh chicken or rotisserie chicken. I prefer using uncooked chicken breasts as they tend to retain their moisture better once cooked.
    • Chicken stuffing mix: You can use virtually any stuffing mix from the grocery store. If you can, try to pick up a low-sodium version to keep things healthier.
    • Celery: Pairs well with the celery to create a gorgeously crunchy and crispy veggie base.
    • Carrots: For a touch of sweetness and a light crunch.
    • Cream of mushroom soup: For a tasty, savory flavor that works beautifully with the carrots, celery, and stuffing mix.
    • Milk: Whole milk is great for a richer flavor, but you can easily use half-fat or skim if you’re watching your calories. Just be warned that the low fat content in skim may make your one-pot chicken stuffing slightly wetter.
    • Cheddar cheese: For a sharper taste, I recommend using mature cheddar. Otherwise, any mild cheddar cheese should work well.
    One-pot chicken and stuffing ingredients.

    How to Make One-Pot Chicken and Stuffing

    • Step One: Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Step Two: Add celery and carrots to skillet and continue to cook until chicken is fully cooked and veggies are softened. Remove mixture from skillet.
    Steps to make one-pot chicken and stuffing.
    • Step Three: Prepare stuffing according to package directions in the same skillet. Stir in chicken and veggie mixture.
    Steps to make one-pot chicken and stuffing.
    • Step Four: In a small bowl, mix together milk and cream of mushroom soup. Pour into the skillet. Heat on low heat until heated through.
    • Step Five: Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Serve hot.
    Steps to make one-pot chicken and stuffing.

    Equipment Needed

    You don’t need much equipment to bring this one-pot chicken stuffing to life. I find that these pieces of equipment make the process far easier, so they’re definitely worth picking up!

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    What to Serve with One-Pot Chicken Stuffing

    I find that this one-pot chicken stuffing tastes delicious with virtually any potato or salad dish. These are some of my favorite things to pair with this delicious recipe!

    A pot of chicken and stuffing with a wooden spoon in it.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • If you want to make this recipe healthier, it’s a great idea to go for a low-sodium broth and keep added salt to a minimum. The soup is already quite salty, so be careful not to go overboard with anything extra!
    • For a touch of sweetness, feel free to stir in raisins or cranberries. This can be a particularly good idea during the holidays for a hint of extra flavor.
    • If you taste the recipe and you feel it could use an extra kick, a small amount of basil, thyme, or rosemary can be just what you need.
    • Remember to stir your recipe occasionally while cooking. This should prevent anything from sticking to the skillet.
    Chicken and stuffing on a wooden spoon.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you want, you can throw in chopped pecans for extra crunch.
    • The cheddar cheese is delicious on its own, but it’s worth adding a small amount of parmesan to the top just before serving. It gives the recipe a hint of earthy nuttiness that’s so delicious.
    • If you don’t have cream of mushroom soup, you can use literally any other “cream of” soup in its place!
    Chicken and stuffing on a plate.

    Storage Instructions

    You can keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

    When you need to reheat it, I recommend putting it in the oven and warming it through.

    If you don’t want to wait, you can just pop it in the microwave.

    Can I Freeze?

    Yes, you can totally freeze this one-pot chicken stuffing.

    Just wait for it to cool completely before placing it in freezer-safe containers or Ziploc bags.

    The recipe will be safe to eat for up to 3 months.

    A plate of chicken and stuffing with a fork.

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    4.50 from 4 votes

    One-Pot Chicken & Stuffing

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    You don't need multiple pots for this savory, flavorful dinner! This easy comfort food recipe is a hit with kids and adults alike.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes
    • 1 box chicken stuffing mix
    • 1 cup celery diced
    • 1 cup carrots peeled and diced
    • 1 can cream of mushroom soup 284ml can
    • ½ cup milk
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

    Instructions

    • Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Add celery and carrots to skillet and continue to cook until chicken is fully cooked and veggies are softened. Remove mixture from skillet.
    • Prepare stuffing according to package directions in the same skillet. Stir in chicken and veggie mixture.
    • In a small bowl, mix together milk and cream of mushroom soup. Pour into the skillet. Heat on low heat until heated through.
    • Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Serve hot.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 664mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword One-Pot Chicken & Stuffing

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    36 Comments

    1. 4 stars
      Yes, it was a little mushy but I didn’t mind that at all. I’ve made this more than once so I’ve tried different things. I used rotisserie chicken instead of cooking chicken and I’ve added onions along with the other vegetables. I’ve even added those French’s fried onions stirred in just before serving. I think its a delicious recipe as written. As with most recipes, you can change it up to suit you. Thank You for sharing your recipe. I really enjoyed it.

    2. I’m going to try this tonight for dinner. Sounds very easy and delicious. Will comment later after dinner but I just wanted to suggest using a little less liquid when cooking the stuffing if you’re concerned with it being “mushy” as someone commented; if your stuffing is dry/a bit firm, your soup/milk will soften it up without making it too wet/too soft.

    3. This sounds great. I love easy recipes for dinner after working all day and comfort food is the best! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week! Pinned! 🙂

    4. This looks good. I have homemade cream of chicken soup on hand, I should make this soon! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    5. We love Chicken and Stuffing, I pinned this one! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    6. I always though that stuffing should go inside chicken, but you’ve just blown that theory out of the water Stacie. I can’t wait to try this. It sounds so delicious

    7. Nena Sinclair says:

      I love one-pot meals and this looks so delicious!

    8. Donna Wilson says:

      I love casseroles- especially chicken ones!

    9. Pinning!!! Chicken and stuffing are easily two of my favorite things — can’t wait to try it!

      Visiting from Wine’d Down Wednesday.please stop by and see us sometime at MammaTech — we’re always looking for guest bloggers (and we pay)!

      Annie

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