How to Make a Delicious Chicken Casserole Recipe
This chicken casserole recipe is a great way to use planned leftover chicken or turkey. If you don’t have leftover poultry, then just boil some chicken breasts, and you will be ready to make this chicken casserole recipe.
Remember this recipe when you have leftovers from the Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey. If you have leftover dressing, simply slice it or crumble it for the stuffing layer. Save the breast meat for sandwiches, and use the remaining pieces to make this casserole recipe.
Another option for this leftover poultry casserole recipe is to make it ahead of time, refrigerate it, and bake it when you are ready to eat.
Gather the ingredients to make this chicken casserole recipe.
3 – 4 cups leftover rotisserie chicken, leftover turkey, or cooked chicken breasts
1 package (5 ounce size) Stove Top stuffing mix for chicken or turkey
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
The quick and easy way to make this dish is to use leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey. Chop the leftover meat into bite size pieces, and use the drippings in the bottom of the container or leftover broth from cooking the turkey. If you don't have either the rotisserie chicken or the leftover turkey, then boil three large or four small chicken breasts. Place the chicken on a plate to cool, strain the broth, and set aside. Chop up the cooked chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
Mix the mushroom soup and chicken broth together in a large measuring cup or medium size bowl.
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Place the Stove Top stuffing in a bowl, and pour the melted butter over the stuffing. Mix well. Set aside ¼ cup of stuffing to sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
Grease an 8 x 8 inch casserole dish. If you plan to refrigerate this to cook later, be sure to use a Corningware casserole dish that will go from the refrigerator to the oven safely.
Place half of the stuffing/butter mixture in the bottom of the casserole dish. Next, layer half of the chopped chicken over the stuffing. Pour half of the mushroom soup and broth mixture over the chicken. Repeat the layers. Use the reserved ¼ cup of stuffing to sprinkle on top of the casserole.
Bake the uncovered casserole in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes.
Quick and easy recipes are my favorite kind of recipes. When planning your menus for the week, think of things that you can cook that will allow you to have planned leftovers for another meal. Doing this will save time and money, too. This chicken casserole recipe is a good way to use leftover cooked chicken or turkey.