If your kids are anything like mine, then meal time can be challenging. As my kids have gotten older, their taste buds have definitely expanded, but this recipe has been one of their favorites since they were both tiny. Best part is, it’s quick and easy to prepare. Below are the items you’ll need:
- 1 Bag/package of frozen or thawed chicken breasts (I use the 3 lb or 5 lb frozen bags.)
- 1 Can of Cream of Celery Soup
- 1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Box of Stove Top
- 4 Tablespoons of flour
- 1 cup of milk
- To start out, I make my chicken in the crockpot. I usually put the chicken in the crockpot before I leave for work. I cook the chicken on low for 6-8 hours, so it’s completely cooked when I get home. (You could also cook the chicken in an instant pot or pressure cooker for a quicker option.)
- Once your chicken is cooked, in a saucepan, on the stove top, combine 1 cup of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of cream of celery soup, 4 tablespoons of flour, and one cup of milk. Stir gently and often (be careful not to let this burn – it heats up quickly.) Warm this mixture over medium heat, and stir thoroughly, until all “clumps” have disappeared.
- Shred your chicken, either by hand or with your KitchenAid Mixer, then spread the shredded chicken all over the bottom of a baking dish (or cake pan for a larger serving.) Completely cover the bottom of the dish with shredded chicken.
- Pour the warm soup mixture over top of the shredded chicken. Completely cover the chicken with the soup mixture.
- Pop the casserole baking dish in the oven. Oven should be heated at 350 degrees. Baking time should be roughly 25-30 minutes depending on your oven. (Mixture will appear more firm when it’s done with a golden brown tent.)
- Make Stove Top stuffing, per the Stove Top directions on the box.
- Once stuffing is complete, pour the stuffing on top of the casserole.
- Cool and serve.
I usually serve our chicken casserole with green beans and a salad. (The kids prefer fruit over salad, because well….they’re kids.) This meal is always a huge hit at our house!
For super picky kids, I suggest that you “mix up” the casserole on their plate, rather than leaving the stuffing on the top. If you mix it all together, the soup takes over and makes it look more like creamy chicken rather than casserole.
Kid tested, Mother Approved.
PS: Also, if you notice, we broke out the fine china for this dinner. (I should probably be embarrassed, but i’m not. Didn’t have to do dishes that night – total mom win!) And yes, my oldest was eating on the couch. We keep things really classy ’round here.