Y’all, Seriously… Chicken & Stuffing is everything. I started making this for my family when I first started Weight Watchers. I really, really wish I could take credit for this pot full of delish, but I can’t. However, It is my own take on it! I found the recipe while scrolling Pinterest for some ideas, as I hadn’t been in the Weight Watchers game in quite a while, and It was near Thanksgiving, so I was REALLY craving all things comfort. But not just any comfort- specifically Thanksgiving comfort! You know the drill- Mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing… green bean casserole… all the good stuff! The recipe I found was a little dry and needed some pep, so I bedazzled it a bit into what it is today, and it is perfection! My sweet friends Lauren and Alyssa (who also happen to be sisters) also have a scrumptious looking recipe for this, and they just so happen to call it ‘Thanksgiving in a Crock Pot’, because they are geniuses. Why didn’t I think of that?! Anyhow, here’s their version on Instagram if you’d like to check it out. They share all their recipes via IG, and they definitely have A LOT of good ones on there! I just love them.
Now back to this. In all honesty, this is one of my favorite recipes. I don’t make it that much because I always feel like I’m cheating my healthier lifestyle somehow. It tastes THAT indulgent. I like to make a big ol’ batch of my Homestyle Cauli-Tater Mash and then plop a nice big scoop of this on top. Ohmylanta! Heaven on a plate, guys. Heaven on a plate.
Seriously, read my post. grab your keys. get in the car. refrain from getting a speeding ticket, but drive as fast as you legally can (I think 5 over is fine in most states), grab these ingredients, and get back to the kitchen!
There’s more to this recipe that makes it amazing than just the taste.
A) It’s one of the most simple recipes to throw together and put in the crockpot on a busy morning, so you’ll have some delicious dinner to come home to.
B) When you walk in the door, your house will smell like you’ve been making Thanksgiving Dinner… and if you’ve had a bad day, you’ll forget about it within moments, I promise!
Here’s what you do:
Grab a mixing bowl and add 2 can of cream of chicken soup and one box stove top stuffing mix. (I didn’t say it was fancy, I said it was GOOD!)
Now chop up two ribs of celery and a small onion (or just add two tbs of dried minced onion) You don’t have to do this step, but I personally think it adds much more flavor! Side note: I’ve also diced up carrots and it was divine. I forgot the carrots at the store for this one though
Now grab your crockpot, lightly spray the sides and bottom with cooking spray, and add 2 lbs of chicken breast.
Now pour your chicken broth over the chicken
Now spread the stuffing mixture across the top and press it down into the broth and chicken so it gets a little moist.
Now turn the crockpot to low… sit back, relax, go to work, go apple picking, go do whatever your heart desires and come back in about 7- 8 hours to your wonderful smelling kitchen and enjoy!
Now truth be told, this not the prettiest of foods, but what it lacks in presentation it makes up more than enough in taste.
Y’all know I had to jazz it up a little bit for the photo with some fancy chopped parsley and a couple tablespoons of cheddar.. which by the way. Add some cheddar. It’ll taste even BETTER.
and it’s stacked on a delicious bed of Homestyle Cauli-Tater Mash!
Lots of Love from my kitchen to yours…
- 2 10.5 ounce cans 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing for chicken
- 1¼ cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 3 ribs celery diced
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 large carrots diced (about 3/4 cup)
- In a medium mixing bowl add stuffing mix, cream of chicken soup, diced celery, carrots, and onion. Mix together thoroughly. Grab a your crockpot, lightly spray with cooking spray, add your chicken. Pour chicken broth over the chicken and then spread the stuffing mix on top and press down so that it gets moistened with the chicken broth. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. When it's finished take a couple forks and just shred the chicken and mix it all together. Serve & Enjoy!