Slow Cooker Stuffing Topped Chicken sounds like a great way to get those Thanksgiving Day flavors any time of the year. I was drawn to this recipe because like most I love chicken or turkey with stuffing and wouldn’t mind an easy way to make it. This recipe pops up a lot when you search for slow cooker chicken recipes, so it makes you believe it works. I finally decided to give it a whirl.
There seems to be a few variations, but I chose a recipe that had the same ingredients appear over and over again in all the recipes. I followed Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing by Jen over at cincyshopper.com. It’s a very easy to follow recipe with some great pictures.
The ingredients for this recipe are chicken breast, stove top stuffing mix, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. It’s pretty simple, but obviously not very healthy. Then again, when we crave stuffing we aren’t exactly planning on being healthy, amirite?
The only thing I did differently from the recipe was that I used bullion cubes melted in boiling water instead of canned broth. This did make the stuffing a little salty. Next time I’ll just use the broth. The other thing I wanted to note was that in the comment section of the recipe I used there were some negative reviews. They all said it was too watery and I’m pretty sure it’s because they used double the amount of broth. The recipe says: 2 cans (14oz) of chicken broth. I believed it was 14 oz total, not 2 14oz cans. The way it’s written could’ve confused a lot of people since mine did not come out watery at all.
The Verdict: For a lazy man’s chicken and stuffing it does the trick. The stuffing is a little uneven in it’s cooking, but the chicken is very flavorful. Like I said mine was a little salty, but I’m sure it was because of the bullion cube substitution. I will definitely make this again.
Changes and Ideas for the Future: I’d like to try making this by using the ingredients on the stove top stuffing box and see how it turns out. It’s more out of curiosity than anything else. There’s really no way to make this dish healthier, but of course homemade stuffing and a roasted chicken is certainly a million times better. You can’t beat the tried and true methods.
Let me know what you think! Don’t forget to check out this recipe and much more over at www.cincyshopper.com!