Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing
This Chicken and Stuffing recipe can be made in the Crock Pot or the Instant Pot. Serve it casserole style or with gravy and mashed potatoes!
INGREDIENTS : 
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts,
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup,, low sodium
  • 8 oz. sour cream,, (equivalent to 1 cup)
  • 6 oz. box stuffing mix
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, See notes
Optional stuffing additions:
  • 1/2 cup onions,, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery,, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled sausage,, (cooked or raw)
  • 2 teaspoons dry rosemary

INSTRUCTIONS : 

Crock Pot Method :
  1. Season the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Place on the bottom of a lightly greased Crock Pot.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream, stuffing, and *half* of the chicken broth. Layer the stuffing mix over the chicken.
  3. Add the green beans.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-7. 
  5. Optional: Serve with gravy and mashed potatoes if desired.
  6. If you’d prefer additional moisture, add the rest of the chicken broth, stir, and heat for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. For firmer stuffing, leave the lid off the crock pot for the last 30-40 minutes of cooking. Use foil to cover the chicken to keep it moist.
  8. You can also pop it in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes to brown up the top.
  9. Optional: Serve with gravy and mashed potatoes if desired.
Instant Pot Method : 
  1. Season the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour 3/4 cup chicken broth into the Instant Pot and top with chicken, overlapping as needed.
  3. Seal the vent, and press the “manual” or “pressure cook” button and set the timer to 14 minutes for frozen chicken, or 8 minutes for fresh/defrosted chicken. Ensure the pressure seal valve is secured in place and closed. 
  4. As the chicken cooks, gently combine the stuffing, cream of chicken soup, and the sour cream until just combined. Don’t over-mix.
  5. Once the chicken timer goes off, turn the quick release valve on the pressure cooker and wait for the steam to escape. Press the cancel button to turn the off the unit.
  6. Open the lid and ensure that chicken is fully cooked. You’ll notice a lot of moisture at the bottom, this is needed for the stuffing to cook.
  7. If using frozen green beans, place them on top of the chicken, seal the pressure valve, and press the “manual” or “pressure cook” button again and set the timer for 2 minutes. Release the valve, let the steam escape, and then add the stuffing on top. (If using fresh green beans, add them at the same time as the stuffing.)
  8. Replace the lid and seal the pressure valve. Press the “manual” or “pressure cook” button and set the timer to 4 minutes. This will heat up the stuffing. (Since the stuffing will absorb the moisture, the pressure cooker won’t steam again.)
  9. Once finished, release the valve once more and let the steal escape. Remove and serve!
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