This recipe for our Chicken and Stuffing Oven Bake is delicious and so easy. It includes chicken, cranberry sauce and some onions, carrots, celery and most importantly stuffing! This is a perfect weeknight dinner and always a big hit with kids and adults alike!
This Chicken and Stuffing Oven Bake always reminds me of the holidays in a way. I know its not turkey but the chicken, cranberry sauce and stuffing blend wonderfully together and to me, is total holiday inspired comfort food. My husband always says “how can this remind you of the holidays when it is so simple to make?” Some things he will just never understand! I’m sure you do!
We love using Stuffing mix for so many things, other then just stuffing! You can find it with chicken in our Poultry Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust or Slow Cooker Cheesy Stuffing Chicken and pork in our Stuffed Pork Chops and Stuffing.
We even serve it in sweet peppers in our Stuffing Peppers and around eggs in our Easy Stuffing Egg Muffins and Easy Western Stuffing Egg Muffins! All of the recipes are totally tasty and definitely worth a look if you enjoy stuffing as much as we do!
I also have a few other recipes that are all in one chicken dishes that you might want to have a look at as well. There is our Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake, Cheesy Baked Vegetable Chicken and Chicken Rice Crust Pie. If you have a moment I hope you have a peek because you never know when you will find another great chicken recipe for your arsenal!
Regardless, we made a video of this weeknight dinner winner, sorry I just love saying that, and I hope you consider giving this recipe a try. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Chicken and Stuffing Oven Bake
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into chunks
- 1 can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
- 4 cups chicken or turkey stuffing mix (or 2 6 oz. boxes)
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (35%)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large sized bowl combine cranberry sauce, broth, cream, egg, paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, between 4-7 minutes. Add garlic right before the vegetables are done. You do not want the garlic to burn. The garlic should cook for no more then a minute. Dump onion mixture into cranberry sauce mixture and stir. Add stuffing mix stir to combine. Set aside.
Rinse and pat chicken breasts chunks dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle chicken all over the bottom of your prepared pan. Cover chicken completely with stuffing mixture. Gently press stuffing mixture down so that the top surface is somewhat flat. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!