Chicken Broccoli Stuffing Casserole {Slow Cooker}


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This Chicken Broccoli Casserole throws in a stuffing twist with cubed chicken, cream of chicken soup, fresh broccoli, and shredded cheese for a great flavor your family will love.

If you enjoy casseroles, try some of our other classic recipes like the Slow Cooker Mexican Bubble Up Casserole or our Slow Cooker Chicken Tater Tot Casserole.

chicken broccoli stuffing casserole cooked in slow cooker.

Why this recipe works

This comfort food has all the classic casserole ingredients, and it doesn’t take many. Some you may already have on hand, while others can easily be picked up from the local grocery store. That means a small grocery bill for a tasty meal that can feed your entire family (and have leftovers).

Dinner recipes like this come in handy if you’re looking for something quick and healthy that doesn’t take much prep and has a reasonable cooking time. This cheesy chicken broccoli recipe idea is also relatively healthy and is a full meal in one. Pairing it with sides is totally optional!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for chicken broccoli stuffing casserole on table.
  • Chicken: boneless skinless chicken breasts are chopped into cubed pieces and cooked to juicy chicken perfection.
  • Stuffing Mix: you’ll need two boxes of cornbread stovetop stuffing mix to add the right amount of casserole thickness.
  • Broccoli: fresh broccoli florets are slow-cooked into tender broccoli pieces that add a nice flavor and healthy addition to the casserole dish.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: two cans are combined with the chicken, and when slowly cooked, it helps create the creamy cheese sauce.
  • Chicken Broth: added to the stuffing mix to help prepare it for the crock pot while adding an additional chicken flavor.
  • Shredded Cheese: a 2-cup bag of shredded cheddar cheese adds the final touch to the cheesy chicken broccoli casserole.
  • Butter: melted and used with the stuffing mix.

Step-by-Step Directions

6 images on how to assemble chicken broccoli cassrole.

Step One – Put the diced chicken breasts in the slow cooker and add the cans of cream of chicken soup. Stir until well combined.

Step Two – Add the stovetop stuffing to a large bowl along with the chicken broth (or water) and melted butter. Then, add 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese on top.

Step Three – Gently fold in the fresh broccoli and set it aside.

Step Four – Add the stuffing mixture over the chicken and do not mix. Instead, spread the stuffing layer over the chicken mixture into a smooth layer.

Step Five – Top the stuffing and broccoli mixture with the remaining shredded cheese.

Step Six – (Cover) and Cook on LOW for 4.5-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked and the casserole is hot and bubbly.

over head shot of broccoli casserole.

Variations

  • Add rice: Easily turn this into a chicken broccoli rice casserole by substituting the stuffing for 1-2 cups of rice.
  • Rotisserie style: Give your chicken broccoli casserole a slightly different (but not overpowering) flavor by using rotisserie chicken. Using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken will also cut back on cooking time.
  • Mushroom: Swap out the can of cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom soup for an added mushroom flavor.
  • Extra cheese: For extra cheesy goodness, don’t hesitate to add extra cheeses like mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, or even a block of cream cheese.

When it comes to serving, this casserole dish is perfect as is; however, you can also add toppings like a dollop of sour cream, fresh parsley, or extra bite size pieces of chicken.

side view of chicken broccoli casserole.

Recipe Faqs

Do you need to add cooking spray to the crock pot before cooking?

With this recipe, no. The cream of chicken soup will keep anything from burning, though it won’t hurt if you want to.

How do you store cheesy chicken broccoli casserole (with stuffing) leftovers?

If you’ll be having them within a few days of cooking, you can put the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, put in a freezer-friendly container and store them for up to three months.

What are some ways to make this recipe more healthy?

For starters, you can use low sodium chicken broth. Another idea is to use cooked brown rice instead of the stuffing, and also add more vegetables!

How can I cut back on the sodium?

This dish can be on the salty side; to minimize this, use healthy request soups and use water instead of chicken broth. You can also use 2 cups of plain cooked white or brown rice instead of the stuffing.

chicken broccoli casserole served on plate.

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Chicken Broccoli Cornbread Casserole {Slow Cooker}

4.50 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Creamy diced chicken with a cornbread and broccoli layer over that. Topped with cheese for a perfect comfort food dinner.

Ingredients  

  • 2 – 2.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 21 oz. cream of chicken soup, (two 10.5 oz. cans) DO NOT ADD WATER TO SOUP
  • 12 oz. cornbread stovetop stuffing, (two 6-oz. boxes)
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth, (or water) room temperature or cold
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, (1 stick)
  • 1 head broccoli, cut the florets off into medium sized pieces
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese, divided (2 cup bag)

Instructions 

  • Add your bags of stovetop stuffing to a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken broth (or water) and melted butter to the mix. Add 3/4 cup of the cheese. Stir gently. Fold in the broccoli gently. Set aside.
  • Add the diced chicken to the slow cooker. Pour over the cans of cream of chicken soup. Stir.
  • Add the stuffing mixture over the chicken, do not mix it into the chicken. Spread the stuffing layer into a smooth layer.
  • Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
  • Cook on LOW for 4.5-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked and the casserole is hot and bubbly.

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Notes

  1. You can put the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, put in a freezer-friendly container and store them for up to three months.
  2. This dish can be on the salty side; to minimize this, use healthy request soups and use water instead of chicken broth. You can also use 2 cups of plain cooked white or brown rice instead of the stuffing.
  3. Chicken thighs can be used instead of chicken breasts, be sure to trim them well.

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 1596mg | Potassium: 1291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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29 Comments

  1. Kathy Thompson says:

    So is it a casserole or slow cooker recipe? Hard to tell. so don’t think I want to try it. Thanks!

  2. Kathi says:

    5 stars
    I made this tonight. Delicious!
    I didn’t cube or cut up the chicken. Used 3 large breasts in bottom of crockpot. Covered with mushrooms *because i needed to use them up*.. Then followed rest of recipe. Everything was moist & perfect *i cooked it for 5 hours.
    I lost track of time!* It’s like Thanksgiving in a crockpot!!! Delicious!!! Thank you so much!! Yummmm!

  3. Mary says:

    4 stars
    I’ve made this twice and my husband suggested a bag of onions/corn/carrots combo rather than broccoli. He was right, we liked it better than with broccoli. Really fine, hardy meal! Thanks!

  4. Stacy says:

    4 stars
    Tasted fine but 5 hours wasn’t long enough to cook the broccoli.

  5. Joanne Dunderdale says:

    4 stars
    Cooked for 6 hours on low and broc still hard but the rest seems to be cooked. I did cut it up small but still seems under cooked which is a shame as I love this dish done in the oven just thought I would try in slow cooker, a little disappointed

  6. Kelly Champion says:

    I don’t have a rating yet since I’m making it for the first time. My question has to do with the soup. Do you use regular or condensed soup? I used condensed and added about 1/2 can of water since I wasn’t sure. I know if you had regular (non-condensed) soup you wouldn’t add water. I think the recipe should be updated to specify condensed or non-condensed soup.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Condensed. All “cream of” chicken soups are condensed, whether they are Campbell’s or generic.

  7. Brandon says:

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe! This is definitely going into my regular rotation. The entire family loved it! No mods needed as it is delicious as is. Though I am curious how green beans would taste instead of broccoli, that’s definitely what I’m going to try next! Thank you for this!

  8. Nicole says:

    This looks delicious!!! If I want to make it as a side to a Thanksgiving meal, can I make it without the chicken and if so, do I need to adjust the amount of the other ingredients and what would the cooking time be?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi! I’m unsure without testing it!

  9. Jill says:

    Just want to be sure, is chicken cooked before or raw?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      raw