Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken with Stuffing

I saw a similar recipe online and of course I had to mess with it. Here's my version of Crock Pot Chicken with Stuffing (and whatever else).

First, I thawed out two 1-lb. packages of boneless chicken tenders. I cooked one package of chicken to create some broth for my chicken & stuffing recipe (because I was out, and I don't recommend ever being without chicken broth). I made shredded chicken taquito filling with the half I'd cooked for a separate meal (I'll blog about that later). I placed the other half of the chicken into the crock pot, covering the bottom of the crock. I poured the chicken broth I'd created (about a cup and a half, maybe two cups--I don't measure much, and y'all already know that) over the chicken. I sprinkled all that with celery salt, black pepper, Adobo, and onion powder. In a bowl, I combined most of a large can of cream of chicken soup and a good-sized dollop of sour cream and whisked that together real good. I poured (okay, more like dumped) that into the crock and tried to spread it around a little, but it started mixing with the broth so I left it be. On top of all that, I poured a box of dry seasoned chicken stuffing mix and spread it out evenly so all the herbs weren't all clumped in one spot. I sprinkled the whole mess with sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. I cooked it on high for an hour, then low for about two hours, then had to turn it down to "keep warm" for the next two hours so it didn't burn. Clearly my crock pot cooks too hot, but it's the only one I've got for now so I'm dealing with it.

Here's the recipe at a glance:

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts or tenders
2 cups chicken broth
1 large or 2 small cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1-2 box(es) dry chicken seasoned stuffing mix

Your favorite seasonings. Here's mine:
Sea salt Black pepper Garlic powder Onion powder Celery salt
Adobo I confess if I'd had some cranberry sauce I might've plopped a few spoonfuls of it over the very top before serving just for funsies. Another fun thing you can do is toss a favorite veggie over this, like I did with whole green beans. I let them warm through with the other stuff for about half an hour before serving. Enjoy!