Stuffing-Coated Chicken


5 ingredients and 34 minutes and you have a cozy dinner that fits into any busy schedule. Stuffing-Coated Chicken is juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  Serve with a side of gravy and dinner is ready. 

Stuffing-Coated Chicken on a plate with carrots and gravy.

Delicious comfort food this time of year is my #1 go-to for dinner.  But who has hours to cook meals like Beef Ragu or Beef Tips & Gravy during busy weeknights?  Not many.  So this Stuffing-Coated Chicken is a recipe that I keep in my back pocket for nights when I’m craving something as easy as it is tasty.

Stuffing-Coated Chicken on a plate with carrots and gravy.

As I mentioned, this recipe only uses 5 simple ingredients.  You don’t even need seperate ingredients to make the gravy that goes on top.  The best thing is that this time of year stuffing mix and creamed soups are very cheap so I usually grab a couple boxes and cans so that I always have the items to make this on hand.

How to make Stuffing-Covered Chicken:

First,  preheat the oven to 375 degrees and cut up the chicken into pieces if you did not buy tenderloins.

Next, in a bowl add half the can of cream of chicken soup.  Then combine with 1/4 cup of the milk.  Reserve the other half soup and milk for the gravy.

Add the stuffing mix onto a plate.

Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and lightly grease.

A cookie sheet with chicken, cream of chicken soup and stuffing on a plate.


Take the chicken and dip into the cream of chicken soup mixture.

Cover the chicken in the stuffing mixture then place on the cookie sheet.  Continue with the rest of the chicken.

In a microwave proof measuring cup or mug melt 1/4 cup butter.  Pour over the top of the chicken.

Stuffing-coated chicken on a sheet with butter being poured over it.

Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

In the last 5 minutes of baking, take the other half of the cream of chicken soup and mix with 1/4 cup milk and stir to combine.  Microwave for 2 minutes to make the gravy for the top of the chicken.

And here you are…..

Stuffing-Coated chicken on a plate with carrots and gravy.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Stuffing-Coated Chicken
Stuffing-Coated Chicken is an easy dinner that uses 5 simple ingredients and takes just 35 minutes in the oven. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Stuffing-Coated Chicken | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Stuffing-Coated Chicken | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and cut up the chicken into pieces if you did not buy tenderloins.
  2. Next, in a bowl add half the can of cream of chicken soup. Then combine with 1/4 cup of the milk. Reserve the other half soup and milk for the gravy.
  3. Add the stuffing mix onto a plate.
  4. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and lightly grease.
  5. Take the chicken and dip into the cream of chicken soup mixture.
  6. Cover the chicken in the stuffing mixture then place on the cookie sheet. Continue with the rest of the chicken.
  7. In a microwave proof measuring cup or mug melt 1/4 cup butter. Pour over the top of the chicken.
  8. Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  9. In the last 5 minutes of baking, take the other half of the cream of chicken soup and mix with 1/4 cup milk and stir to combine. Microwave for 2 minutes to make the gravy for the top of the chicken.

Chicken a la King

Comfort food! Comfort food! Do you love comfort food?  If you do I’ve got a dish for you.  Creamy chicken, crunchy vegetables then ladled on top of cheesy potatoes (or noodles if you like) make for the ultimate comfort food. Make Chicken a la King for your family tonight.

Chicken a la King

What is best about Chicken a la King is that it doesn’t take too long.  Here’s a tip:  When I make any type of soup with chicken I usually take a whole large pack of chicken and cook it in a crock pot then freeze the leftovers for when I make recipes like this.  Cooking it in the crock pot not only saves time it makes it tender and tasty.  Now on to the recipe.

Chicken a la King

To start chop up the onions, carrots and celery.  In a pan heat 2 Tbs butter then add the vegetables and start to sautee.  Cook them stirring occasionally until softened, around 6 minutes.  To the vegetables add the Tbs of flour then stir until the flour is all combined with the vegetables.  This will make a roux to thicken everything up, but here’s the kicker, not too thick.  When this goes over the potatoes or noddles you want it to be smooth not clumpy.

Time to add the chicken stock.  Again stir everything together and let simmer for around 3 minutes.  Now add the shredded chicken.

How to cook Chicken a la King

The last ingredient that makes this so creamy is Cream of Chicken.  Add the can to the chicken mixture and heat through or 5 minutes.  For this I made some cheesy mashed potatoes.  Feel free to put this on top of regular potatoes or noodles.  And here you are….

Chicken a la King

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Chicken a la King

Creamy chicken, crunchy vegetables then ladled on top of cheesy potatoes make for the ultimate comfort food. Make it for your family tonight.

Chicken a la King | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients

Chicken a la King | Bottom Left of the Mitten


Instructions
  1. To start chop up the onions, carrots and celery. In a pan heat 2 Tbs butter then add the vegetables and start to sautee. Cook them stirring occasionally until softened, around 6 minutes.

  2. To the vegetables add a Tbs of flour then stir until the flour is all combined with the vegetables.

  3. Add chicken stock. Stir everything together and let simmer for around 3 minutes.

  4. Add the shredded chicken.

  5. Finally add the Cream of Chicken and heat through or 5 minutes.

  6. Ladle over potatoes or noodles. Enjoy!

Tuna Casserole

Time for a cozy Tuna Casserole recipe that is easy any night of the week.  Try out my Tuna Noodle Casserole full of vegetables and cheese and topped with a buttery cracker crust.

Tuna casserole in a dish ready to eat.

School is in full swing.  Fall is here. No better time to have a really cozy, comforting casserole recipe in your back pocket for busy nights.  Or the weekend.  Or to make sure there are leftovers in the fridge for busy nights.  Whatever the case, this tuna casserole is for you!

What sets this Tuna Casserole apart from the crowd?

  • Cheese! Don’t let the plain name fool you. This is a cheesy tuna noodle casserole. The creamy cheese sauce in this casserole takes this recipe to the next level.
  • The buttery cracker crust really makes this casserole true comfort food.

The weather is finally cooling down after quite a heat spell here in Southwestern Michigan, and I think most of the Midwest.  It’s taken a few weeks to get into the groove of the school year.  With the move to the new house, our 11 yr old started a new school which isn’t nearly as close as the old one.  He is going on the bus which is a new experience for him and even our 3-year-old started preschool.  Little A can be a bit of handful but it’s actually been going well!  Okay, enough about that now on to the tuna casserole recipe.

Creamy tuna casserole on a plate ready to eat.

How do you make Tuna Casserole?

Cook the egg noodles according to package directions.  When I add the noodles to the boiling water I also add the peas and carrots so they can cook at the same time. 

Once they have cooked (around 12 minutes) remove from the pot and drain then add to a separate bowl.  In the same pot that the noodles were cooked, we’re going to make a roux.

Making a roux for this tuna casserole is so simple and once you learn how to do it you will never use a box with cheese sauce already in it again.  To the pot on medium heat add 1 Tbs of butter.  Once it’s melted add the flour and stir until combined. Now add the milk.  Stir to combine the butter and flour mixture then add the can of cream of chicken.

Finally, add 1/2 a cup of the cheese.

How to make tuna casserole step-by-step.

To the noodle mixture add the two cans of drained tuna.  Mix all together then add into the pot of cheese sauce.  Stir to combine so all the cheese gets into all the crevices.

In a greased 9×13 dish add the noodle casserole.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl melt the remaining 1 Tbs of butter.  Crush the sleeve of crackers into fine pieces then add to the melted butter.  Sprinkle over the top of the casserole then top with the final 1/4 cup of cheese on top.

Bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese.

Tips & Variations for Tuna Casserole:

  • No tuna lovers in your house? Swap out for cooked chicken.
  • Triple cheddar is what I used but feel free to use any cheese you like!

And here you are….

Tuna casserole served on a plate and in a casserole dish in the background.

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Tuna Casserole
Egg noodles coated in rich creamy and cheesy sauce then packed full of vegetables. This Tuna Casserole is perfect for the whole family.
Tuna Casserole | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Tuna Casserole | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions. When I add the noodles to the boiling water I also add the peas and carrots so they can cook at the same time. Once they have cooked (around 12 minutes) remove from the pot and drain then add to a separate bowl.
  2. In the same pot that the noodles were cooked we're going to make a roux. To the pot on medium heat add 1 Tbs of butter. Once it's melted add the flour and stir until combed. Now add the milk. Stir to combine the butter and flour mixture then add the can of cream of chicken. Finally add 1/2 a cup of the cheese.
  3. To the noodle mixture add the two cans of drained tuna. Mix all together then add into the pot of cheese sauce. Stir to combine so all the cheese gets into all the crevices.
  4. In a greased 9x13 dish add the noodle casserole. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. In a bowl melt the remaining 1 Tbs of butter. Crush the sleeve of crackers into fine pieces then add to the melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole then top with the final 1/4 cup of cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese on top. Enjoy!

Cream of Chicken Bake

One can of cream of chicken soup turns plain chicken into a perfect weeknight comfort food dish with this Cream of Chicken Bake. Tender chicken, sauteed onions, and black forest ham is covered and baked in a delicious sauce that is perfect for drizzling over buttery mashed potatoes.

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When Michigan weather is giving us it’s best version of Frozen, to fight the cold I try to stay armed with comfort food classics like this Cream of Chicken Bake.

Since the sauce is made with a combination of cream of chicken soup and a few other ingredients, I thought that would be the best name for this.  As the chicken bakes the soup, milk, garlic powder, and oregano make a delicious gravy that is perfect for topping on mashed potatoes, another comfort food favorite!

The melted cheese just tucks into every corner, the sweet onions, bites of ham all on top of tender chicken. I mean LOOK AT THIS! If this isn’t comfort food, I don’t know what it.

Speaking of cozy food, want more comfort food recipes to try?

How to make Cream of Chicken Bake:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Dice the ham and onions.  Place the ham into a bowl and set aside.

Take some butter and add to a frying pan. Sautee until a light brown then remove them and place into a bowl.

While cooking the onion combine the flour, garlic powder and oregano to a plate.  Split 3 chicken breasts so that they are now between 6-7 pieces.

To the same pan that the onion was cooked, add the olive oil.  Dredge chicken in flour mixture then add to pan.  Brown 2-3 minutes on each side.  You will not cook these all the way through, this is just to brown the chicken so cook 2-3 minutes per side only.

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Add the chicken to a greased dish.

Next, it’s time to make the sauce to pour over the chicken.  In a bowl put the cream of chicken, milk, garlic powder, dried oregano, and Dijon mustard.  Stir to combine completely.

Pour on top of the browned chicken in the prepared dish. Cover with onions and diced ham.  DO NOT add the cheese at this time. 

Cream of Chicken Bake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes.

After the dish has baked for 30 minutes take it out of the oven and add the cheese.

Leave the foil off and put back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Whip of some potatoes to pour the gravy on top of.  And here you are…..

Cream of Chicken Bake from Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

This post was originally from October 2016-it has been updated with photos & text.

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Cream of Chicken Bake
Turn plain chicken into the perfect weeknight comfort food dish with this Cream of Chicken Bake. Chicken and black forest ham is covered and baked in a sauce that is perfect for drizzling over mashed potatoes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole, chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole, chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Dice the ham and onions. Place the ham into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Take some butter and add to a frying pan. Sautee until a light brown then remove them and place them into a bowl.
  4. While cooking the onion combine the flour, garlic powder, and oregano to a plate. Split 3 chicken breasts so that they are now between 6-7 pieces.
  5. To the same pan that the onion was cooked, add the olive oil. Dredge chicken in flour mixture then add to pan. Brown 2-3 minutes on each side. You will not cook these all the way through, this is just to brown the chicken so cook 2-3 minutes per side only.
  6. Add the chicken to a greased dish.
  7. In a bowl put the cream of chicken, milk, garlic powder, dried oregano, and Dijon mustard. Stir to combine completely.
  8. Pour on top of the browned chicken in the prepared dish. Cover with onions and diced ham. DO NOT add cheese at this time.
  9. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  10. After the dish has baked for 30 minutes take it out of the oven and add the cheese.
  11. Leave the foil off and put back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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