This Chicken Broccoli Casserole throws in a stuffing twist with cubed chicken, cream of chicken soup, fresh broccoli, and shredded cheese for a great flavor your family will love.
If you enjoy casseroles, try some of our other classic recipes like the Slow Cooker Mexican Bubble Up Casserole or our Slow Cooker Chicken Tater Tot Casserole.
Why this recipe works
This comfort food has all the classic casserole ingredients, and it doesn’t take many. Some you may already have on hand, while others can easily be picked up from the local grocery store. That means a small grocery bill for a tasty meal that can feed your entire family (and have leftovers).
Dinner recipes like this come in handy if you’re looking for something quick and healthy that doesn’t take much prep and has a reasonable cooking time. This cheesy chicken broccoli recipe idea is also relatively healthy and is a full meal in one. Pairing it with sides is totally optional!
- Chicken: boneless skinless chicken breasts are chopped into cubed pieces and cooked to juicy chicken perfection.
- Stuffing Mix: you’ll need two boxes of cornbread stovetop stuffing mix to add the right amount of casserole thickness.
- Broccoli: fresh broccoli florets are slow-cooked into tender broccoli pieces that add a nice flavor and healthy addition to the casserole dish.
- Cream of Chicken Soup: two cans are combined with the chicken, and when slowly cooked, it helps create the creamy cheese sauce.
- Chicken Broth: added to the stuffing mix to help prepare it for the crock pot while adding an additional chicken flavor.
- Shredded Cheese: a 2-cup bag of shredded cheddar cheese adds the final touch to the cheesy chicken broccoli casserole.
- Butter: melted and used with the stuffing mix.
Step One – Put the diced chicken breasts in the slow cooker and add the cans of cream of chicken soup. Stir until well combined.
Step Two – Add the stovetop stuffing to a large bowl along with the chicken broth (or water) and melted butter. Then, add 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese on top.
Step Three – Gently fold in the fresh broccoli and set it aside.
Step Four – Add the stuffing mixture over the chicken and do not mix. Instead, spread the stuffing layer over the chicken mixture into a smooth layer.
Step Five – Top the stuffing and broccoli mixture with the remaining shredded cheese.
Step Six – (Cover) and Cook on LOW for 4.5-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked and the casserole is hot and bubbly.
- Add rice: Easily turn this into a chicken broccoli rice casserole by substituting the stuffing for 1-2 cups of rice.
- Rotisserie style: Give your chicken broccoli casserole a slightly different (but not overpowering) flavor by using rotisserie chicken. Using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken will also cut back on cooking time.
- Mushroom: Swap out the can of cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom soup for an added mushroom flavor.
- Extra cheese: For extra cheesy goodness, don’t hesitate to add extra cheeses like mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, or even a block of cream cheese.
When it comes to serving, this casserole dish is perfect as is; however, you can also add toppings like a dollop of sour cream, fresh parsley, or extra bite size pieces of chicken.
With this recipe, no. The cream of chicken soup will keep anything from burning, though it won’t hurt if you want to.
If you’ll be having them within a few days of cooking, you can put the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, put in a freezer-friendly container and store them for up to three months.
For starters, you can use low sodium chicken broth. Another idea is to use cooked brown rice instead of the stuffing, and also add more vegetables!
This dish can be on the salty side; to minimize this, use healthy request soups and use water instead of chicken broth. You can also use 2 cups of plain cooked white or brown rice instead of the stuffing.
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Add your bags of stovetop stuffing to a large bowl.
Add the chicken broth (or water) and melted butter to the mix. Add 3/4 cup of the cheese. Stir gently. Fold in the broccoli gently. Set aside.
Add the diced chicken to the slow cooker. Pour over the cans of cream of chicken soup. Stir.
Add the stuffing mixture over the chicken, do not mix it into the chicken. Spread the stufing layer into a smooth layer.
Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Cook on LOW for 4.5-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked and the casserole is hot and bubbly.
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- You can put the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, put in a freezer-friendly container and store them for up to three months.
- This dish can be on the salty side; to minimize this, use healthy request soups and use water instead of chicken broth. You can also use 2 cups of plain cooked white or brown rice instead of the stuffing.
- Chicken thighs can be used instead of chicken breasts, be sure to trim them well.
Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 1596mg | Potassium: 1291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.
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