Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Scalloped Chicken

February 9, 2013Teresa

Scalloped Chicken is a long time family favorite recipe. Well readers, it’s amazing the kind of recipes I get the most feedback on……desserts, obviously, and E-A-S-Y recipes. This delicious recipe for Scalloped Chicken has only six ingredients and it is quick, easy, economical, and incredibly tasty.

It’s certainly not like a traditional Scalloped Chicken recipe and it is not beautiful to photograph, but it so kid-friendly and delicious that my kids used to wolf down this casserole every time I made it.

I make no claims that this casserole is particularly healthy–although you can make it more so if you make your own stuffing with homemade bread crumbs and make your own cream of mushroom soup.  Regardless, it is one of those really quick and easy main dish meals you can have on the table in no time.

If you have your cut up chicken ready to go this can be made in 15 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly! You can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes! Serve with a side veggie and salad or fruit and you’re ready to go with a delicious supper.

I used leftover rotisserie chicken for this recipe. A lot of times I would cook off a whole chicken (the broth is so much richer than just cooking off chicken breasts) and because the meat from a whole chicken provides twice what most recipes call for I would just double the rest of the ingredients and make a huge batch. Even so, Scalloped Chicken rarely lasted in our home more than two meals! We absolutely love this recipe. (And I am the casserole queen, remember!)

I first tasted this recipe at a potluck when we attended First Baptist Church in Indian Rocks, in Largo, Florida. Our very good friend Cynthia McMillen made this once and I begged her for the recipe. It was a Weston family recipe. Cynthia’s husband, Dean, died in his early 30s after several bouts of cancer leaving her with 4 small children to raise. (Which she did marvelously as a widowed single parent, I might add). She recently remarried and her name is now Cynthia Wenig.

Cynthia has always been one of my heroes of the faith (heroines, is probably more appropriate). She is the most gracious, kind, considerate, and stunningly beautiful woman you will ever meet. I’m the type that always seems to put my foot in my mouth, but not Cynthia. She always chooses her words with care.

While she is only a year older than me she was always an amazing model for me of a beautiful spiritual woman. I’ve always treasured the friendship we had. I think of Cynthia every time I make this delicious recipe–which was the other day for a family grieving the tragic loss of their son.

If you’re looking for something easy to make for dinner or a way to use up leftover rotisserie or grilled chicken look no farther than this mouthwatering recipe. If you cook your chicken overnight in your crockpot you will have it ready to go when you’re ready to make this the next day.

If you don’t like the mess of deboning a chicken you can cook off a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, but be sure to save the broth because you’ll need that for the recipe. If you’re stuck without homemade chicken broth or canned chicken broth, just add a teaspoon or two of chicken bouillon to water–that will work in a pinch–as will vegetable broth.

If you like chicken and stuffing or turkey and stuffing you will love this creamy version of the two put together in casserole form. As you can tell, we love this super easy 6-ingredient recipe, and I hope you and your family will enjoy it too!

When I initially posted this recipe in February 2013 it was before I started taking pictures with my Canon camera. Everything was taken with an iPhone which was all I had at the time. My first year blog pictures were definitely less than satisfying or pleasing to the eye.

I’ve been remaking all those old recipes so  I could snap better pictures and some obviously come out better than others. I remade this particular recipe (April 2016) but because there are not a lot of contrasting colors in the food the pictures don’t come out as well as with salads or other items that have multiple reds and bright colors in them.

Even so, I think you will get a better idea of the texture of this delicious dish. It is not a particularly healthy dish, but it is one of the tastiest you’ll ever sink your teeth into. We still love it, and I still make it frequently when I have leftover rotisserie chicken.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Ah, yes! Scalloped Chicken. Lots of juicy chicken, celery and stuffing in a rich, creamy sauce. Oh, my!

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

While this isn’t the most beautiful casserole to photograph, it really tastes wonderful.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Scalloped Chicken is great comfort food. 

Here’s what I did.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

I used these ingredients.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Pour chicken broth into sauce pan. Add butter and celery. Bring to a boil and allow celery to soften for about 5 minutes.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Add the stuffing packet from the Stove Top box.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Stir all the ingredients together.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Add cut up chicken, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Stir everything together to combine and heat through–just a few minutes. That’s it! Quick and easy.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Scalloped Chicken is a recipe your whole family will love.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Scalloped Chicken is rich and creamy in texture and very delightful and satisfying to the palate.

Here’s the recipe.

SCALLOPED CHICKEN

(Recipe adapted from Cynthia McMillen Wenig, when we attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)

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Quick and easy chicken main dish using Stove-Top Stuffing Mix. Delicious flavors and kid-friendly.
Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 ¼ cups chicken broth into a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add butter and celery and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook over medium-high heart and allow celery to soften--about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in contents of stuffing mix package.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Allow stuffing to sit 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken, sour ream and cream of mushroom soup.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Heat through a few minutes so mixture gets hot again.
  10. Serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Preparation time assumes chicken is already cut up in bite sized pieces.

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[b]Scalloped Chicken[/b]
Recipe Type: Chicken Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Cynthia McMillen Wenig when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Quick and easy chicken main dish using Stove-Top Stuffing Mix. Delicious flavors and kid-friendly.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked, cut up chicken
  • 1 pkg. Stove Top Stuffing Mix
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • Chicken broth
  • (4 tbsp. unsalted butter, as needed to prepare stuffing mix)
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 ¼ cups chicken broth into a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add butter and celery and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook over medium-high heart and allow celery to soften–about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in contents of stuffing mix package.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Allow stuffing to sit 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken, sour ream and cream of mushroom soup.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Heat through a few minutes so mixture gets hot again.
  10. Serve.
Notes
Preparation time assumes chicken is already cut up in bite sized pieces.
Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

This tasty casserole is wonderfully kid-friendly. They love the creamy texture and it isn’t hard for them to chew like some meats like beef.

Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix

Here’s another close up of Scalloped Chicken. You can see the chicken pieces and celery in this picture.

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Print Recipe
Scalloped Chicken BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Quick and easy chicken main dish using Stove-Top Stuffing Mix. Delicious flavors and kid-friendly.
Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Scalloped Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #chicken entree is so quick and easy using only 6 ingredients. Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, too. #StoveTopStuffingMix
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 ¼ cups chicken broth into a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add butter and celery and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook over medium-high heart and allow celery to soften--about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in contents of stuffing mix package.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Allow stuffing to sit 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken, sour ream and cream of mushroom soup.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Heat through a few minutes so mixture gets hot again.
  10. Serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Preparation time assumes chicken is already cut up in bite sized pieces.

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15 Comments

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  • becky6259

    February 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This sounds good, and sour cream is always a wonderful ingredient! I know what you mean about things not photographing particularly well — I made a dish one night that tasted great, but in the photographs it turned out looking like gruel. I guess I should have placed some on a lettuce-lined plate or something before taking a picture, lol! Your scalloped chicken actually looks pretty good in the photographs to me.

    1. Teresa

      February 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      You are too kind! Yeah, white on white doesn’t work too well. This is such a creamy casserole it’s hard to see the texture well, but it really is tasty.

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  • Correna

    February 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you so much, I will try that and let you know!!

    1. Correna

      February 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Maybe, but all I had was white rice!!!

  • Correna

    February 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

    It is really cold and windy and snowy here in New York where I live and this looks warm and inviting and just the thing for dinner tonight. Thanks, I dont have any stuffing so I guess I will have to make it myself anyway, do you have any suggestions for the seasonings? Thanks

    1. Teresa

      February 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Try sage or poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary, salt & pepper & some garlic.

      Sent from my iPhone

      1. Correna

        February 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

        I just wanted to let you know, I did make this for dinner Sat. Night and it was really good. Thank you for the recipe and the help with it. It worked out fine, the only thing I didnt use was rosemary because I dont care for it. Thank you again.

        1. Teresa

          February 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

          Wonderful! I think rosemary is an acquired taste. I was just hoping some of the combinations worked! This is really quick and easy with a boxed stuffing mix, but yours was probably a lot healthier!

  • fionaward

    February 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Chicken and cream love each other don’t they? This looks like fab comfort food.

    1. Teresa

      February 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      It is fabulous! Hope you try it out sometime!

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