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Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing on a plate

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing is easy 5-ingredient comfort food you can prep in minutes. All you’ll do is place some chicken breasts in your slow cooker, stir together a few other ingredients to layer on top and then turn on your crockpot. That’s it! At dinner time you’ll have a warm, savory meal of chicken and stuffing with a creamy sauce with almost no effort at all. If you love the flavors of my Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Bake, then I think you’ll love this slow cooker variety as the ingredients are pretty similar! If you miss the cheese you can even add a layer of swiss or shredded mozzarella in between the creamy layer and the stuffing on top (this will change the nutrition and points, of course). There are definitely days where I just don’t feel like cooking but still want something hot and homemade, and this Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing is the perfect solution. Add a side of veggies or a side salad and you’re good to go. Plus, a 1 cup serving (it’s slightly over a cup, so fill ‘er up!) of this chicken and stuffing is just 315 calories or 7 Green, 5 Blue or 5 Purple WW (Weight Watchers) SmartPoints!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing

Now, admittedly this dish probably isn’t going to win any beauty contests. When it’s done cooking I stir it all together and the chicken gets shredded into chunks and mixed in with the sauce and stuffing. You will basically end up with a pile of chicken and stuffing all mushed together. Is it pretty? Nope. Is is tasty and comforting and super easy to make? YES. Oh, and easy to clean up after too since you only have to wash one mixing bowl. So, you know, pick your priorities. This may not be a recipe you make for company (though ironically I often call my similar Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Bake “Company Chicken”…it’s prettier), but I’m sure you and your family won’t mind a bit!

Looking for more tasty comfort food recipes to warm up to in the colder weather months ahead? Check out my Meatloaf with Gravy, Creamy Chicken Stew, One-Pot Cheesy Chili Mac, One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta with Chicken and Spinach, Sheet Pan Meatloaves with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans, One-Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, Swedish Turkey Meatballs, Chicken and Dumplings Casserole, One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta, Chicken Divan, Bubble Up Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake, Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy, One-Pot Dirty Spicy Rice with Chicken and Sausage, Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Cream Sauce, Chicken Pot Pasta, Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet, Meat and Potatoes Bake, Rustic Sausage and Potatoes Skillet, Beef Stroganoff, Beefy American Goulash, and so many more in the Comfort Food category of my recipe index!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing on a plate
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing

This easy 5-ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing is a satisfying, hands-off comfort food meal your family will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ lbs (28 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts , this for me was 3 large breasts
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can of Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ½ cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 (6 oz) box of dry stuffing mix , such as Stove-Top, or you can use 6 ounces by weight of a bagged type like Pepperidge Farm
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer at the bottom of your slow cooker. In a mixing bowl, stir together the Cream of Chicken soup and sour cream until combined and then spread the mixture over the top of the chicken breasts in an even layer.
  • Rinse out your mixing bowl and then add in the dry stuffing mix and chicken broth. Stir together to combine and then spread the stuffing evenly over the top of the cream of chicken soup layer in your slow cooker. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir together (chicken will fall apart into shreds/chunks) before serving.

Notes

MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1 cup) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 5 SmartPoints/ Purple: 5 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below
Nutrition Information per (1 cup) serving:
315 calories, 27 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 36 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

53 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing”

  1. Do you think that the cooking directions for your company chicken could be followed or adapted to bake this recipe in the oven (using thin breasts) to make it more a “company” looking dish?

    • My Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Bake is the oven version and is linked in the first paragraph of the post! You can omit the cheese to make it more like this version if you prefer and the butter in that recipe makes the stuffing crunchy, but you can use broth instead if you don’t want that.

  2. Can this be made in an instant pot?

  3. I too, would like to know how this recipe can be adapted for the oven, so that the meat won’t come apart.  We here prefer to have our meat intact, not in pieces or shreds.  This sounds tasty & super easy to put together on a busy day, so I’m excited to try it.  

    • I made this yesterday in the oven  I just cut up the raw chicken in bite size pieces and put in a 9×13 pan. Mixed the soup and sour cream together (I also added a cup on mixed vegs to this) spread on chicken heated the broth and made the dressing spread that on top and baked at 400 for 35 minutes. It was yummy and looked pretty

    • My Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing recipe is the oven version of this recipe and is linked in the first paragraph of this post :). You can omit the cheese if you prefer.

  4. Could I use something instead of sour cream?

  5. Could you use plain Greek yogurt instead of the FF sour cream and save a few points?

    • The sour cream only contributes 2 points to the entire recipe. I have not tried an alternative as I prefer the taste of sour cream in this recipe, but feel free to experiment!

  6. Could you sub Greek yogurt for sour cream?

  7. Once cooked can leftovers be frozen?

  8. Hi, Your dish looks delicious and I Would like to make it.
    As I am from the Netherlands 2 Products are inkomen to me
    -healthy request cream of chicken soep
    -dry stuffing mix or StoveTop
    Could you detective for me please what this is?
    Thanks in advance

    • pre made it boxed Stuffing mix ( Stove Top) is small cubes of dry bread and seasoning, usually salt, sage etc, that are dryer, but become reconstituted with liquid.. homemade stuffing or often. it’s called dressing, can be made with toasted and cubed dried bread, stock and seasonings..

    • Hi Marga,
      You can probably make your own substitutes for those packaged ingredients, but it will definitely turn this quick and easy recipe into a more involved one! Both of the things you asked about are products widely available in the US. Cream of Chicken soup is a condensed canned soup, most famously produced by Campbell’s. I don’t specifically have a recipe for a substitute, but there are a ton of them online if you google “cream of chicken soup substitute.” Stuffing mix is a mix of dried bread cubes and seasoning and Stovetop is a popular brand of it in the United States. If you google “homemade stuffing mix” you should find some recipes available. Hope that helps! Thanks for commenting!

  9. Made this last night for dinner. The recipe is a winner for the way it made the house smell like Thanksgiving all day. Very tasty; I added sauteed celery and onion to the dressing layer. Mine ended up being a bit more runny than the picture shown, but as it cooled it was more like an entree.

  10. Can chicken thighs be used instead? Chicken breast tend to dry out in the slow cooker. 

    • I do not find that the chicken breast dries out at all in this recipe, but if you prefer to use thighs you can go ahead! I’m guessing you’d want to cook it for less time. I have not tried it with thighs personally.

  11. I made a pork chop and stuffing recipe once that was similar, but not waistline friendly ;-). I’ll be sure to try this sometime, though I might tweak it with some of my families favorite things in stuffing. I wondered if you’ve ever tried using plain greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I saw the idea many years ago on a healthly eating segment on the news and have been using that ever since. I haven’t bought sour cream in years and any recipe of yours or anyone else’s I’ve made (even baked goods or as a topping) that’s what I’ve used, so I can solidly vouch for it. The nutrition is better, the calories are lower and it tastes identical to me. Win/win/win. My guy says he can tell the difference but he doesn’t care (I think he’s just being obstinate). Many of your recipes have been favorites of mine for years. My version of your deep dish pizza casserole tonight! nom nom

    • I frequently use greek yogurt as a sub for sour cream in recipes, but I personally prefer the flavor of sour cream in this recipe. You’re welcome to make that substitution if you like, of course!

      I’m so glad you’ve been loving the recipes! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  12. I made this today and it was a total hit with the 10 year old. He said the only downside was having to smell it all day until dinner bc he was starving. Total WIN. We will be making again. Thank you for this recipe.

    • Haha, that’s the best downside! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know this was a hit with your family. I’m so glad!

  13. I made this tonight with breast tenderloins and cooked on high in the crockpot for 3 hours. It turned out moist and delicious. The whole family loved it. Thanks!!

  14. I am no longer able to find ff sour cream in any of my local stores. What brand sour cream still carries it in a fat free? Also, do you use defrosted or frozen chicken breasts? Thank you! Your recipes are the best!

    • I’ve used several different brands of FF sour cream, sometimes my store brand. I’m getting all my groceries curbside pickup right now, and the brand Wegmans currently has in their app is Breakstone’s, but sometimes it’s other brands.

      I always use regular refrigerated chicken breasts unless otherwise stated! So if yours are frozen you’ll want to defrost them.

      I hope you love this one!

  15. I’ve tried to slow cook in an instant pot, with not much luck. It makes things very soupy.

  16. I just checked mine and the stuffing is dissolving….

  17. Made this today…. rave reviews from my husband!  Delicious!  Made like recipe…. was not watery.  It was great!  

  18. My wife made this and was upset that the stuffing pretty much dissolved..  the flavor was great, but it all ended up kind of “gloopy.”  

    Have you run into this problem? Since stuffing is pretty much just bread, and bread tends to get soggy quick, would it not make sense to make the stuffing portion and mix it in towards the end of the slow cooking process?  

  19. I think I suffered from equipment or user error on this one. I cooked it as directed, on low for 6 hours. I probably should have checked on it at around 5 hours. At 6 hours, the stuffing was all burnt around the sides of the Crock-Pot, which affected the flavor of the dish. I love all the ingredients, so I think it would have been good if the edges hadn’t burnt. So my recommendation is to check on the dish before the 6 hour mark to make sure your stuffing isn’t burning. (I love your site and have enjoyed every recipe I’ve tried, so I’ll be sure to try this one again!)

  20. Making this today. Do you have any idea how many hours I could put it on high for to shorten the time?

  21. Could you make this starting with frozen chicken breasts?

  22. This recipe looks great. I need to get a new slow cooker. What size do you recommend for most of your slow cooker recipes?

  23. Easy and good. Enough for two people for three meals. Added sage and doubled soup. Chicken didnt shread, had whole breast at the bottom.

  24. Made this today…yummy and easy!!! Thanks for the recipe Emily 🙂

  25. I learned of a very similar recipe years ago, but it did not call for mixing chicken broth with the stuffing mix before topping.  This was a game changer to make a super non-dry dish!  I did use chicken thighs because that’s all I had on hand but will be equally delicious chicken breast.  I need to read through the comments to get more tips but this dish is a WINNER!  So, so good!5 stars

  26. Made this tonight! Delicious comfort food!!5 stars

  27. This was delicious! I only had tenders so I used those. I didn’t cook it as long. Yummy!5 stars

  28. Do you use the seasoning packet from the stuffing, or just toss it?

  29. Absolutely loved this! Totally recommend! 

  30. Tasted fine but was way too watery, mushy, and looked unappetizing. Really disappointed in the texture. Will reduce broth by half next time.3 stars

  31. I’m on WW green and made this for my family last night with a side of green beans and cornbread. It was delicious and hit the spot!!!!!!

  32. How many servings? I’m not seeing it?

  33. Made for Thanksgiving…doubled the recipe…it was DELICIOUS…got rave reviews from all! Will definitely do again5 stars

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