Prepping a turkey and filling it with stuffing for Thanksgiving is always a lot of work. If you’re looking for an easier solution to the traditional dish, we’ve got a recipe that’ll work for you! Our crockpot chicken and stuffing come with the classic Thanksgiving flavors. Best of all, it’s an enticing one pot meal. For other crockpot recipes you can try, check out our recipe for Dr. Pepper and brown sugar glazed crockpot ham or for this flavorful crockpot turkey breast.
Tips on Making Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing
This crockpot chicken and stuffing is a whole, healthy meal in one dish! You really can’t go wrong with this recipe especially on the busiest of days. Just pop the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do the work. Meanwhile, here are some tips to help you get started on this recipe:
- While we’re using chicken breasts for this recipe, you can also use chicken thighs. Thigh meat actually stays more tender and juicy in the slow cooker. Both cuts make a healthy and delicious crockpot dish.
- Use day-old bread. Many recipes call for a pre-made stuffing mix because they are in fact a lot more convenient, however, they can contain too much sodium. If you want bolder flavors, using a day-old bread will bring your dish to a whole new level. They also absorb flavors from the chicken and seasonings better and just give it a better and natural taste.
- When it comes to vegetables and other flavorings, you have free rein to change things up a bit! Try adding some carrots, cubed potatoes, or even some mixed veggies. There is no limit to switching up flavors when it comes to our super-simple crockpot chicken and stuffing recipe.
- All slow cookers operate differently, so cooking times are always just a basic guideline. You should test out crockpot recipes in your personal slow cooker first and adjust cooking times as necessary. But worry not, because you wouldn’t have to make many adjustments in making this recipe.
- Serve your tasty chicken and stuffing with brown gravy. Pair it with this dish for a more filling meal.
How To Make Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing
Skip the turkey this year and replace it with our creamy and savory slow cooker chicken and stuffing recipe. It’s simple, filled with a delicious homemade stuffing with juicy chicken breasts.
In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, sage, parsley, bouillon granules, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the onions, cranberries, stale bread, and crumbled sausage. Mix to combine.
Add the broth mixture into the bread mixture, then mix to combine evenly. Set aside to allow the bread to absorb the liquid, roughly 2 minutes.
Season your chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning on all sides. Arrange the seasoned chicken at the bottom of your crockpot.
Spread the stuffing on top of the chicken. Be sure to cover all sides.
Cover and cook on Low for 4 hours or on High for 2 hours.
Serve with broccoli and garnish with parsley.
- Sugar: 19g
- Calcium: 299mg
- Calories: 713kcal
- Carbohydrates: 95g
- Cholesterol: 84mg
- Fat: 18g
- Fiber: 8g
- Iron: 7mg
- Potassium: 886mg
- Protein: 43g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Sodium: 1800mg
- Vitamin A: 223IU
- Vitamin C: 15mg
Commonly Asked Questions
Can you make stuffing ahead of time and reheat?
You can prepare your stuffing a day before making this dish, but it’s best to bake it the same day you cook the chicken. Simply mix the ingredients together and keep it in a covered bowl in your chiller. However, if the stuffing has already been baked, warm it in an oven for 350 degrees F for half an hour.
Why is my slow cooker chicken tough?
Be sure to follow the suggested slow cooking time of the recipe. If your chicken and stuffing come out dry, you’ve most likely cooked it longer than suggested. Chicken breasts have few connective tissues. The more connective tissues the meat has, the tougher they are. Since breast cuts don’t have much, they soften quite quickly so long cooking methods are not really necessary.
ConclusionIt doesn’t always require long hours and tedious planning to make a delicious feast. You can go easy this year with this crockpot chicken and stuffing recipe and serve a dish that tastes as spectacular.
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