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Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing

This Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing is one of my ultimate comfort food recipes. I’ve always called this “Company Chicken” because my mom likes to make it on holidays or when we have company. It reminds me of home and my whole family being together. Even the smell coming out of the oven while it was baking made me feel at home. I’ve been meaning to lighten this recipe up for my blog for a really long time and I’m so glad it finally made it to the top of the list. I’m happy to say I managed to shave off some fat and calories while keeping all the delicious textures and flavors that make this dish special: juicy chicken breasts covered in Swiss cheese and smothered in creamy sauce topped with crunchy, buttery stuffing. I even served it with green beans because my mom usually does. She doesn’t even like green beans much, but she knows they’re one of my favorite vegetables, so she does it for me. She’s a really great mom that way. Food can often evoke certain memories and feelings and to me this dish has comfort written all over it.

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing

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Cheesy Chicken & Stuffing

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 (4 oz each) thin boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets (2 lbs total)
  • 6 slices 2% reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can of Campbell’s 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
  • 6 oz box of chicken flavored stuffing mix (such as Stove Top)
  • 4 tablespoons light butter (half a stick), melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist two baking dishes (I used a 9×13 and an 8×8, but just use whatever fits your chicken breasts in a single layer. Two 9x13s would work fine!) with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer across the bottom of the baking dishes. Tear the cheese slices into pieces and use them to cover the breasts.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the milk and cream of chicken soup until combined. Pour over the tops of the chicken.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the stuffing mix and melted butter until stuffing is coated. Sprinkle the stuffing mix over the tops of the chicken.
  5. Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
6 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com), a serving was 8 SP on the previous program

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
304 calories, 20 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 33 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from my mom 🙂

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing

108 comments on “Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing”

  1. I’ve used almost the exact same recipe in the crock pot, super easy and SUPER yummy!!

  2. Looks DELICIOUS. As do all your recipes. I look forward to every post you put up on your blog!! Can’t wait to try this. I LOVE cheese and stuffing!

  3. This was great but I got a knock off brand of chicken stuffing and it was a little salty. I’ll try again with cornbread stuffing or brand name. It was great and my family loved it.

  4. I put this in my crockpot this morning as its hot here and turning on the oven sounds dreadful! It smells amazing and looks it to. Gonna serve it with summer squash and zucchini sauted in the frying pan. But we didn’t have Swiss so I substituted with Cheddar!!!

    • I hope it turns out great! I have made a similar recipe in the crock pot before and it was delicious, so I am optimistic for you! Let me know 🙂

      PS: Mmm, I love zucchini. I want some!

    • What would the instructions be for the crockpot? Cooking time?

  5. I made this last night and it was delicious! Hit the spot. thank you Emily!

  6. I made this tonight but halfed the recipe. It is sooooooo good. Can’t wait to have it for dinner tomorrow. Love all your recipes.

  7. I’m making this tomorrow….can’t wait!

  8. I just re-joined WW a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad that I discovered your website! I’m looking forward to looking through your past recipes!

  9. Had this last week and LOVED it! Live by myself so I halfed the recipe and it came out perfect. Am a huge fan of yours, thanks for the yummy, healthly recipes!

  10. My mom makes this too, only she adds sliced ham to hers. Tastes just like a cordon blue. Yum!

  11. We made this last night and we each had 1.5 servings – its a good thing we didn’t have company over cause now I can take the left overs to work for lunch – YUMMY.
    The stuffing comes out so crunchy and really does stick to the outside of the chicken. I loved the bits of stuffing mixed with cheese that fell off to the side, just heaven.
    You’ve done it again Emily!!!

  12. had this last night! My husband and I both loved it!

  13. This was SO Good! I made it last night, and even the BF gobbled it up! 🙂

  14. 🙂 this is so good, I made it twice this week!! Thanks for another great recipe!

  15. Emily, I was the one who tweeted you about this. It turned out AH-MA-ZING. Even the leftovers were perfect!!

  16. I made this for my family this week, added a piece of ham to theirs (not mine) and we all LOVED it.Emily, I can’t thank you enough for helping me to be creative and add new things to my meal plan. Whenever I cook something from your site not only do I know exactly how to budget my WW points, but I know it’s going to be delicious and my family is going to love it. You’ve helped me lose 20 lbs so far and I know you’ll help me keep it off. Thank you so much!!!

    • Thanks for such a nice and thoughtful comment, Wendy! I’m so glad you and your family loved this meal. 🙂 Congrats on losing 20 pounds – that’s amazing!

  17. I am really not a fan of leftovers, especially more than two nights in a row. I ate this chicken four days in a row for lunch, enough said! 🙂 Thanks for another winning recipe Emily!!

  18. Made this last night and refrigerated overnight. Hubby popped it in the oven after work and when I came home the house smelled wonderful and the dish was delicious!!! My son had 2 servings!!

  19. I don’t like Swiss cheese so I used reduced fat pepperjack. Really good! Then I ran out of pepperjack so the next time I used a light sprinkling of shredded 2% mozzarella cheese–that was awesome! My very picky, non-dieting son and reluctantly dieting husband both loved this dish. So did all of my dieting friends and other family members…our #1 favorite so far…but we just discovered your site so we may have a new favorite next week! 🙂 Thank you for all of these awesome recipes!

  20. Awesome meal! But everything you make is amazing!

  21. I made this today and it was delicious!! My husband said it was as good as restaurant food, lol. Everything I have made from your recipes has been great, and I’ve made quite a few.

  22. made this last week, AMAZING! whole family LOVED it and i have a picky husband who is very hard to please, so thank u for making me look like a good cook! haha will be making it again this weekend =D

  23. How would you make this in the crockpot?

  24. I made this recipe last night for Mother’s Day and everyone absolutely LOVED it!! Thank you, Thank you for another AMAZING recipe!!

    Shelby @ shelby_mcdevitt@yahoo.com

  25. I made this last night and the hubs and I absolutely loved it. Thank you!

  26. Just made this. Sooooooooo good!!!

  27. THIS WAS AWESOME
    My husband ate the leftovers and I was sad I only got to eat it once.
    So easy and I have an obsession with stove top stuffing so this was the perfect recipe for me!

  28. THIS WAS AWESOME
    My husband ate the leftovers and I was sad I only got to eat it once.
    So easy and I have an obsession with stove top stuffing so this was the perfect recipe for me!

  29. I made this tonight…found it on Pinterest…and it was PURE heaven! I’ve fallen off of the WW wagon the past few months due to my sister dying and my daughter getting married. Today I recommitted myself and this was a great start! My husband took one bite and said, “This is REALLY good!”. He’s such a trooper with my WW meals and truly loves them all! He just eats more than I get! I’m glad I found your website!

  30. Making it right now and already am in heaven..lol.. thanks, Emily, for sharing all these recipes.. Everyone of your recipes that I have made have been a hit in my house and then i share them with my co workers..

  31. Can someone tell me how to adapt this for a crockpot, I don’t have a working oven and this would make it soooo much easier….thanks!!!!

  32. We usually make a different variation of this recipe. We will be using low sodium chicken stove top and 2%mozzarella cheese instead of Swiss. I’m sure it will be delicious.

  33. We just made this for dinner and it was so good! My husband kept asking if I was sure this was a WW friendly recipe. I substituted turkey cutlets for the chicken just because that’s what I had on hand. Thanks so much for all the great recipes. Everything I’ve had so far has been wonderful!

  34. what exactly is light butter I am not able to find it in stick form at all. Want to make this tomorrow night for dinner.

  35. SOOOOOOOOO awesome!!! It’s taking all I can do to not make it again and we just had it 2 nights ago!! LOL

  36. AMAZING! Just started following your blog after rejoining weight watchers and this was a huge hit with my husband and I tonight- it will def go into the weekly rotation 🙂

  37. I’m having trouble making this 7 PP. I plugged it in the recipe builder exactly as is, and it came out to 15 PP per serving? I’m afraid to make it now.

    • Yikes, I have absolutely no idea how you could be getting that calculation. Both the WW recipe builder and the nutrition information from myfitnesspal come out to 7 P+ per serving. I can’t see what you’re doing to tell you what you’re doing wrong but I promise you’re not doing it right!

  38. This was delicious! The crunch from the stuffing was awesome. Both my husband and I are on weight watchers so this was the perfect recipe for both of us to enjoy. We will absolutely be making this again.

  39. I’m making this tonight! Can’t wait to try it. I don’t have swiss cheese so im using american. Hope that it will taste good. I know it will change the points just a bit but think it sounds yummy. Thanks Emily! 🙂

  40. Girl. You have outdone yourself on this one. Perfect combo of crunchy gooey goodness.

  41. this was AMAZING! Hubby loved it! I loved it! it will be in our menu rotation for sure!

  42. this sounds so yummy! I am just wondering if you use the seasoning packet in the stuffing as well?

    • I used my store brand and it didn’t have a separate seasoning packet. It was seasoned though, so if yours has a packet then I’d definitely use it. Hope that helps!

  43. We are trying this tonight! 🙂 I accidentally stumbled upon your blog and loved it and introduced my mom (who is on weight watchers)! We are looking forward to trying many more recipes!

  44. Amazing! I had to improvise a bit to fit what I had available. I only had 5 chicken breasts so I cut them into chunks and put them in the bottom of the 9×13 pan and sprinkled with garlic pepper. Then I sprinkled on a 6 ounce bag of shredded Swiss, which was what I had on hand, and continued on with the rest of the recipe as written. Hubby and I LOVED this!!! Tender chicken, a cheesy/gooey layer, and then the topping of crunchy stuffing bits….YUMMMM! So delicious and so simple, what more could you ask for?! I served it with roasted broccoli 🙂

  45. We loved this and my hubby wanted to know if I could do the stuffing like this with something else. So…tonight I am trying it with pork chops and french onion soup. Hopefully it is as yummy as this was :0)

  46. I made this tonight. The only thing I changed was I used chicken tenders. So good and my picky kids both ate all of it! Thank you!!!

  47. This is yet another awesome recipe from Emily. I’ve made it twice. Yummy.

  48. This may be a stupid comment but do you prepare the stuffing before putting it on top or put dry stuffing on the top?? Thanks!!

  49. I made this for dinner last night and it is hands down THE BEST recipe that I have tried on this site. Even my 21 yr old son who lives in Chicago made it for dinner last night after I told him how great it was! Thank you so much for such wonderful meals. I literally prepare my grocery list from your recipes.

  50. I made it last night for dinner. So yummy and comforting. I had a little for breakfast and I have some more for lunch. LOL! I love your site.

  51. One of my Favorite dishes! Made this in my dutch oven while camping and everyone loved it! If they only knew it was healthy food lol

  52. I’ve made this recipe (not WW friendly) for years and added a layer of fresh, sliced mushrooms under the stuffing. SO glad to see a lightened up version! Will definitely be making this one soon. Thank you!!

  53. Any recommendations for what I could substitute the cream of chicken with? Thanks!

  54. Oh boy, EB! I’m reaching into the archives for this one tonight! This fall weather we are having in New England is making me crave this one! 🙂

  55. A total hit. This is my favorite WW recipe so far.

  56. I was thinking to myself – this is SUCH a simple recipe, there’s no way this could be so good….could it?! Made it tonight with the only cheese I had in my fridge – muenster. Tossed in some broccoli and both myself and my husband devoured it! I did cut the amount of chicken in half but kept the cream of chicken/milk combo and stuffing at the same amount and it was absolutely perfect. Bursting with flavor. I am SO making this again! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  57. This is one of mine and my husband’s favorite meals! Thank you so much for lightening it up. I can’t wait to try this version!

  58. Hi Emily! Love your blog! Making this now! How much chicken is one serving?

  59. This is SOOO good! Has anyone tried freezing it?

  60. Had this for dinner last night. We are not swiss cheese fans in my house, so I used Pepper Jack instead and holy moly was this amazing! Perfect for when you are craving comfort food. My husband had two helpings and declared the meal one of his top five that I have made. SO, I guess this will be a regular in my house. Thanks for sharing Emily, I have tried 5 of your recipes and all 5 have been a hit!

  61. Do you season the chicken prior to putting on the topping?

  62. Made this tonight! So good and easy to make! Followed exactly by the recipe!

  63. We love this recipe in our household!! Emily, is there a good way to go about freezing this recipe? Thanks!!

    • Hi McKenzie, I’m so glad you love it! I almost never freeze anything, so I always dread this question, haha. I’ve never frozen this so I really can’t say for sure. If you try it please report back!

  64. Hi- I was hoping to cook this in two dishes and freeze one. Have you tried cooking this meal then freezing and reheating – any suggestions?

  65. I usually don’t reply on recipes, but I love this recipe, it is sooooooo good! It will be a regular! Thanks!

  66. Even my super-picky girls ate this up!

  67. I noticed a few people asking for info about doing this in the crock pot/slow cooker. Since I only ever make this in my crock, I figured I’d chime in with that info.

    The layers may seem counter-intuitive, but I promise, your stuffing will cook up nicely and your chicken won’t burn on the bottom of the crock.

    I have a non-stick 3-in-One’der, so I can skip this step, but if you have a standard crock you’re going to want to spray it with your cooking spray first. Bottom AND sides.

    Cover the bottom of your crock with the breasts (I usually season them with a bit of pepper, but that’s personal preference). Cover them with the swiss cheese – and for this, you can use either slices or shredded, as you prefer.

    Pour the soup+milk mixture over the chicken and cheese. Then put the (dry) stuffing on top of the soup+milk. Instead of melting it, thinly slice the butter, as thin as you can, and lay the slices all over the top of the stuffing until as much of it as possible has a bit of butter covering it.

    If your breasts were thawed, you’ll cook it for about 4 hours on low, or 2 1/2 hours on high.

    If your breasts were frozen, you’re looking at about 6 hours on low, or 4 hours on high.

    Extra bit of advice about cook times: consider other whole breast chicken recipes you’ve made in your crock and look at how long they had to be in for before they were done. This recipe isn’t going to be any different. The efficiency of slow cookers varies by brand and age, so your best bet is to decide based on your own past experiences with your particular crockpot.

    I actually prefer using frozen breasts because the small amount of liquid generated from them defrosting while cooking helps keep the chicken from drying out if I have to leave dinner in the crock longer than planned.

    As a matter of personal preference, IF your crock is oven-safe, you can place it under the broiler for about 5 minutes to crisp up the top layer of stuffing before serving. I used to do this, but I don’t bother anymore… it doesn’t add anything to the dish for my family.

    Also – again, personal preference – I find the recipe a bit too salty as written, so I use unsalted butter.

  68. This is so delicious! I made it for the second time recently and froze some in individual packs. It reheats from the freezer well too. This is a great grab and go work meal from the freezer. Thanks for all your recipes, you’re a lifesaver!!!

  69. Cant wait to try! Are you supposed to used thin sliced chicken breasts? Baking for 40 minutes doesn’t dry them out?

  70. I made this for the family on Tuesday. It was a little salty even with low sodium chicken soup, but the flavor and the texture was amazing. Juicy and tender chicken with the creaminess of the sauce then you get the crunchy topping. While still on weight watchers and enjoyed every bite of this dish. Thank you Emily!!!!

  71. Made this tonight for the first time, we loved it!! Thanks so much!

    I would have never been successful with my weight loss without your recipes!!!

  72. Made this for the first time yesterday for dinner. It was delicious! and so easy to make. Today my husband is still telling me how much he enjoyed it. It’s a keeper for sure. I’ve made and enjoyed many of your recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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