Chicken and Stuffing Casserole Is Delicious Anytime of Year


Caitlin Bensel

Think of this chicken and stuffing casserole as a marriage between classic holiday dressing and creamy chicken . Now that's a dream pair! Pure , this chicken dinner is made with store-bought stuffing mix that gets beautifully golden and crunchy on top while the bakes in the oven. Bonus: using stuffing mix is also a big time saver! Already cooked and shredded chicken also saves lots of prep time here, but you could also use . It makes a great post-holiday  when everyone's decided they're tired of turkey sandwiches! 


Do you cook the stuffing before adding it to the casserole?

Nope, but you do hydrate it with some chicken broth before adding on top of the chicken mixture. When baked, it becomes a golden and crunchy topping. 

Can you put raw chicken in a casserole?

You'll want to start with shredded, cooked chicken for this and most . Starting with raw chicken would mean you'd have to up the bake time significantly! The easiest way to get cooked chicken? Buy a on your next supermarket run and shred it up. 

What's the difference between stuffing and dressing?

The is a yearly hot topic at many Thanksgiving tables.


Originally, the only difference between the two was that stuffing was stuffed inside the turkey, while dressing was cooked separately. Now, most recipes skip stuffing the bird. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing often just depends on where you grew up and what your family called it. At least everyone can agree that it's delicious!  

How do you make stuffing more moist?

The key to a moist, tender stuffing is to give the bread cubes a couple of minutes to absorb the liquid before baking. A short soak is just long enough to soften the bread without making it too wet, so the stuffing won't be too dry or too soggy. This goes for a stand-alone side dish and the topper in this casserole.