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Easy Chicken Casserole with Herb Stuffing

Easy Chicken Casserole is perfect for a simple dinner. Make a package of stuffing and put that over a few ingredients, bake, and serve.

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I started making this easy chicken casserole way back in my college years. It was an easy meal to put together without a lot of skills since I was still learning to cook. The best part is that this casserole recipe has a simple ingredients list and very easy steps. 

We liked having a meal that tasted more like a home-cooked meal rather than buying cheap freezer meals. It wasn’t perfect, and I’ve since learned how to make a much more extensive variety. 

But, if you want something quick and easy, this is the perfect meal for you! My whole family still enjoys this when I make it and it’s perfect for busy weeknights. 

Another great thing about easy chicken casserole recipes is how great they are the next day. Honestly, I sometimes like this better as leftovers than I do when it’s first made. The creamy sauce has time to really infuse flavor into the chicken and stuffing when it sits for a day. 

Notes about Ingredients

You can use a can of cream of chicken soup or make your own. When I have the time, I always prefer to make it from scratch. The recipe uses simple ingredients: butter, flour, chicken broth, milk, garlic powder, and black pepper. It takes about an extra 30 minutes but is well worth the effort. 

Chicken casserole is a great way to use up leftover chicken. Or, you can also get a store-bought rotisserie chicken. If you use rotisserie chicken, for the best results, make sure to keep it in large pieces when you pull it from the bones. You will likely have leftover rotisserie chicken that you can use in other recipes as well. 

While we like the taste of the herb stuffing, you can also substitute for chicken stuffing or other flavors. 

Variation Ideas

This chicken casserole recipe is great as it is and is full of flavor. I like to keep it simple since that’s the idea behind this recipe. Although, I know some people like to add things and dress it up a bit which is perfectly normal. 

Try adding a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or crushed Ritz crackers to the top of the casserole. You could also top with red pepper flakes if you want a kick to your casserole. 

You could also mix in green beans, sliced or diced bell peppers, black beans, broccoli florets, diced onion, or crispy bacon. 

If you cook up some rice to add in, you could make this a rice casserole as well. 

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Easy Chicken Casserole Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 package herb stuffing
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
Ingredients for easy chicken casserole in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare the stuffing as directed and set it aside.

Prepared stuffing in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Mix the chicken, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream in a 13×9 baking dish or casserole dish.

Cream of chicken, sour cream, and chicken mixed in a white casserole dish on a wooden surface

Top with the stuffing.

Casserole dish with stuffing on top on a wooden surface

Bake 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Easy chicken casserole with a wooden spoon in a white casserole dish with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Storage: The leftover easy chicken casserole can be stored in the baking dish as long as it’s covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. For a small amount of leftovers, put it in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days. 

Reheating: Reheat by either cooking the entire casserole again in the oven until warmed or cook in a saucepot over medium heat. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 30, 2021

Last Updated On: July 23, 2023

Easy chicken casserole with a wooden spoon in a white casserole dish with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Easy Chicken Casserole

Easy Chicken Casserole is perfect for a simple dinner. Make a package of stuffing and put that over a few ingredients, bake, and serve.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
casserole
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chicken
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chicken casserole
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 8
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 6 oz pkg herb stuffing
  • 21 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Prepare the stuffing as directed and set it aside
  • Mix the chicken, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream in a 13×9 baking dish
  • Top with the stuffing
  • Bake 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 630mg26%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 221IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Easy Chicken Casserole FAQs

What type of herb stuffing works best?

I typically use the Stove Top brand stuffing. They have a flavor called Savory Herbs that works well.

Can I use a different stuffing flavor?

Yes, you can use a different flavor. You can even make your own stuffing. Just know that it will change the taste of the final product.

28 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Casserole with Herb Stuffing”

  1. 5 stars
    This is my kind of casserole! Just a few ingredients and big flavors. I made it for dinner and it got gobbled up. Will be making again for sure!

  2. 5 stars
    This chicken casserole is perfect for dinner tonight! Looks absolutely divine and packed with so much flavor! The family is just going to love this!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve never made a casserole before, but friends say it’s a great dish for the soul. This easy chicken casserole might do the trick for this year’s Friendsgiving.

  4. 5 stars
    This is perfect for when you’re craving Thanksgiving but it’s a weeknight and you need a simple recipe! This is delicious…the sour cream takes it over the top!

  5. Looks so amazing! I’m always a big fan of one-pan dishes. They’re easy to make and are usually crowd pleasers, too. Yum!

  6. My husband LOVES chicken casseroles and this recipe looks divine! I literally just wrotea bout how one of my goals is to st art cooking more at home and I might have to try this one! Do you have a higlight post on some of your go to recipes?

  7. Earnestine McMonagle

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night and it was really good. I used one can of cream of mushroom soup and one can of cream of chicken soup. I also added two diced boiled eggs between the chicken ingredients and the stuffing ingredients. I will be making this again. I wish I had only made half of the recipe because it makes a lot.

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