One dish that has become a family favorite in our household is my mother-in-law Kim’s Chicken Dressing Casserole. Picture layers of tender chicken, savory stuffing, and creamy sauce all coming together in perfect harmony. This easy and delicious recipe is perfect for family gatherings, whether it’s a special holiday dinner or just a cozy family get-together. It is also a great meal to make for someone when they have just had a baby. Be sure to save this one for your next special occasion.
- 1 Rotisserie Chicken (white meat pulled, and a bit of dark)
- 1 package of Stove Top Chicken Stuffing Mix
- 1 stick of real Butter, melted
- 1 10 1/2 oz Can Cream Of Chicken Soup
- 1 14.5 oz can of Swanson Chicken Broth
- 1 8 oz Sour Cream
1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Prepare the Chicken: Start by pulling all the white meat from the rotisserie chicken and set it aside. You can also use a little bit of the dark meat for added flavor. Note that using herb-roasted or garlic-roasted chicken works wonderfully for this recipe, but avoid lemon pepper or mojo flavors.
3. Mix the Stuffing: In a mixing bowl, combine the dry Stove Top Chicken Stuffing Mix with the melted butter. This will give your stuffing a rich and buttery flavor.
4. Layer the Casserole:
- Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish to prevent sticking.
- Spread a little over half of the stuffing mixture evenly across the bottom of the dish. This forms the base of your casserole.
- On top of the stuffing, evenly distribute the pulled chicken. This layer will be packed with savory goodness.
5. Prepare the Sauce: In another bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup and 1 1/2 cups of Swanson Chicken Broth. Add in the sour cream and mix until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
6. Pour Over Chicken and Stuffing: Gently pour the creamy chicken soup mixture over the chicken and stuffing layers in your baking dish. Ensure even coverage for a luscious, moist casserole.
7. Top with Remaining Stuffing: Sprinkle the remaining stuffing mixture evenly over the top of the casserole. This will create a satisfying, crispy topping that complements the creamy interior.
8. Bake to Perfection: Place your casserole in the middle of the preheated oven and bake at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it, as ovens can vary. It may need up to an hour to become bubbly and golden. If the top begins to brown too quickly, loosely cover it with aluminum foil to prevent burning.
9. Check for Moisture: While it’s baking, you can occasionally check the casserole’s moisture level. If it starts to appear dry, you can pour some of the remaining chicken broth over the top. However, this is rarely necessary.