Yum Yum Chicken

Yum Yum Chicken – creamy chicken casserole topped with cornbread stuffing. Cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, sour cream, stuffing mix, chicken broth, and butter. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great quick weeknight casserole recipe! Kids and adults gobble this up!

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Easy Chicken Casserole with Stuffing Mix

This recipe is from Plain Chicken reader, Cheryl Ener. This is her husband’s grandmother’s chicken casserole recipe. Cheryl emailed me this recipe back in June, and I am just now posting it (slacker – I know).

I don’t have a really good traditional chicken casserole recipe, so I was anxious to try this one out. I used rotisserie chicken and this came together in minutes and has tons of great flavor. It was the perfect weeknight meal! We both really enjoyed this casserole. We now know why it is called “Yum Yum Chicken” – YUM! Thank you so much for sharing this treasured family recipe, Cheryl!

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How to Make Yum Yum Chicken Casserole

This casserole is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Chop cooked chicken and spread it on the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish. In a large bowl, stir together cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, and sour cream. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Spread the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle a bag of stuffing mix over the soup mixture. Drizzle chicken broth and melted butter over the stuffing. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly. Garnish casserole with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken. You can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken.
  • What can I add to the chicken mixture?
    • onions
    • peppers
    • spinach
    • broccoli
    • garlic
    • cheddar cheese
    • corn
    • green peas
  • You can use any flavor of cream of condensed soup. Cream of Chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, or cream of celery soup.
  • I use stovetop stuffing mix. You can use any flavor you prefer.
  • Can Yum Yum Chicken be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to eat, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What to Serve with this Yum Yum Chicken Casserole

We think this is the best of the best chicken casserole recipes. It is so simple and tastes great! We love this with some green beans or carrots and rolls. Comfort food at its best. 

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Yum Yum Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yum Yum Chicken – creamy chicken casserole topped with cornbread stuffing. Cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, sour cream, stuffing mix, chicken broth and butter. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Great quick weeknight casserole recipe! Kid Friendly!



  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread chicken in the bottom of the dish. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup and sour cream. Spread over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the uncooked stuffing over the soup mixture, (note: if herb packet is not mixed with stuffing mixture, top stuffing with herb packet). Mix together the broth and the melted butter and pour evenly over all.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.



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  1. If I’m using a can of condensed soup, should I leave it condensed or should I dilute it as described on the can?

  2. This casserole is yummy!!! Just wondering how long does it take to thaw? I assume it thaws in refrigerator, correct?

  3. Wow this is absolutely delicious. I added sauted onions and celery and garlic paste to soup mixture otherwise followed the recipe to a T. It baked an entire hour though before it was bubbly. Served with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. This is a real crowd pleaser!!!! I can’t wait to eat the leftovers! I love Plain Chicken recipes. Please do a cookbook!

  4. Would you be able to put this dish together the night before and pop in the oven the next morning? If so, how long would you cook it for? And would you assemble the whole dish or wait to add the stuffing mix in the morning.

    1. I’d probably add the stuffing mix right before I bake it. You will need to add 10 to 15 minutes to the cooking time if baking this cold straight from the oven.

  5. This is very tasty. I added some frozen corn, carrot, Lima bean frozen veggies. Great recipe. I seasoned the rotisserie chicken with salt, pepper and a little onion powder too.

  6. I’ve been cooking this since I was a babysitter years ago. My fam has always loved it. We use regular stuffing with the butter and chicken broth mixed and on top. Both are very delicious.

  7. Hello and thanks for the recipe. If I decide to make it ahead and freeze, at what point in the recipe should I freeze? Thank you.

  8. Can you substitute egular stuffing if unable to find corn bread stuffing?
    Looking to make this. It look soooo good !

  9. I just tried to make this. Step by step of the directions and my chicken was still raw after 30 minutes. Has anyone else had this issue? I’m not giving up cuz that was what we had planned for dinner. I just hate when stuff like this happens. 😞

  10. This is a good basic recipe, felt it was a little to plain though yummy. I added chopped onions and celery, a little poultry seasoning and pepper also cut the sour cream in half. It’s a well with making the family loved it. Tasted like Thanksgiving!😊

  11. This recipe is so delicious, I also tweaked it a little bit. I added onion, mixed veggies and used turkey instead and it is one our favorites.

  12. Can you use Stove top stuffing and if so do you make it up according to package directions or just pour it on dry???

  13. I used to make a dish similar but without the sour cream. Several moves and some of my recipes are misplaced. We sometimes used pork chops as a substitute for the chicken and it is very good also.

  14. I made this dish and I am not much of a cook however my family loved it. It was easy to make and didn’t take allot of time

  15. My sister gave me the idea to add one more can of cream of chicken soup to the soup and sour cream mixture, then add an extra box of stuffing right on top of the chicken. So we do chicken – stuffing – soup mixture – stuffing, then top with the broth and butter mixture. It’s very moist and delicious!

  16. This recipe was easy and delicious! I did prepare my stovetop stuffing according to box directions and poured the chicken stock and melted butter over it!!! It was amazing!

  17. Can I use the chicken flavored or savory herbs stuffing (it is all I have I hand) or does it have to be the cornbread stuffing?

      1. I don’t have cream of chicken soup, but I have the cream of celery, will that work if I don’t have the cream of chicken soup?

  18. i used chicken tenders, boiled for a bit, shredded. i had to sub cream mushroom for the cream chicken though. i think half the amount sour cream i wouldve liked better, and I did add baby swiss slices over chicken before the soup mixture. added the broth to the box of stuffing mix first, but still a little crunchy on top, which was fine since the rest was really gooey lol, in a good way. only change would be to use less sour cream, and do use cream of chicken like it called for. hubby loved it, had green beans with it. good easy dinner fix for me. tysm

  19. Tried this last night it was delicious! Tasted so good I forgot to add the sour cream. I did add onions, corn and broccoli to get some vegetables. Will definitely make this again. Carolyn

  20. I think I will try this tonight. The basic recipe looks amazing! I liked all the suggestions and the idea of adding vegetables to round out the dish. I also like the idea of trying poultry seasoning and salt and pepper as we like a bit of seasoning to our food. Thanks so much for this easy light recipe!

  21. This so good. I took some other tips from the comments and added Swiss cheese to 1/2 of it (cause I was like Swiss cheese with chicken and dressing????????YUCK. IT IS THE BOMB. So good. I also sauteed some celery and onions, added my soup to it, then some poultry seasoning and kinda heated it before I poured it over the chicken. I also after reading comments, soaked my dressing in the butter and chicken broth to soften it up, then baked. (Also, I was so hungry, I forgot to add the sour cream, but didn't miss it. It was still wonderful. Especially the cheese side

  22. My 9 year old said this chicken is self explanatory (yum, yum). He is our toughest critic. If you can win him over, you know it is a hit. BTW, I followed this exactly.

  23. I just had to come and say thank you for such an awesome recipe… I added sauteed onions and broccoli to the soup mixture, and oh my goodness… I had to step away from the table, otherwise I probably could have eaten most of it by myself.. That would not have been a good idea.. It is seriously that good.. Yum Yum Chicken is right…

  24. I used boneless skinless chicken breast (baked & cubed) & had cream of chicken with herbs, & I used cream of mushroom roasted garlic instead of cream of celery, & I mixed in a packet of onion soup mix with the soups & sour cream, also added the Swiss cheese as suggested in previous comments. Sooooooo good!! ????

  25. I used boneless skinless chicken breast (baked & cubed) & had cream of chicken with herbs, & I used cream of mushroom roasted garlic instead of cream of celery, & I mixed in a packet of onion soup mix with the soups & sour cream, also added the Swiss cheese as suggested in previous comments. Sooooooo good!! ????

  26. I made this recipe just as it said. The flavor was GREAT, but my stuffing did not get puffy and moist like it showed in the photos. Any ideas? Thanks!

  27. This was delicious! Great comfort food. I did used Campbells Healthy Choice soups. Will definitely add this to my favorite recipe list. Thanks for sharing.

  28. OMG, this was amazing! So far all three recipes I have tried from this blog I have loved!

    I did make a few revisions to the recipe as written:
    1-I added a bit of Swiss cheese over the chicken, as suggested in the comments.
    2-I sautéed carrots, celery and onion that I chopped in the food processor, then added it to the sour cream mixture. (I used reduced fat sour cream).
    3-I added 1/2 tsp sage, salt and pepper to the sour cream mixture.
    4-I used the pepperidge farm cornbread stuffing mix and poured the margarine/chicken broth mixture into the stuffing mix before sprinkling it over the casserole…next time I am only going to use half the bag though because I thought it had too much and it'll help make it lower calorie:)

    Just a few suggestions for everyone because my hubby and I loved this one!

  29. My mom used to make this, and I couldn't remember what made the creamy sauce. Thanks for the recipe, and the memory.

  30. I have been looking for this recipe for 18 years, since my mother-in-law suddenly died and I hadn't gotten it from her. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I can't wait to make it.

  31. Katherine – I think you could freeze this. You might add a little more chicken broth when you bake it to make sure the stuffing gets moist.

  32. I made this tonight and both my husband and I loved it. I forgot to get sour cream so I tried adding some shredded cheddar cheese in there to give it some tang. I can only imagine it would have been even better with the sour cream. I also added some garlic, onions and mushrooms. very good.

  33. I make this same recipe but I add a bag of frozen mixed veggies (carrot, peas, green beans, corn) or use a couple cans of mixed veggies and make it a complete meal. Hubby loves it! I call it "Chicken Stuffing Stuff" 🙂

      1. Any cut of chicken that is cooked is fine. You need to cook the legs and pull the meat off of it before adding it to the casserole.

  34. What a beautiful photo of my family's favorite comfort food! We vary the ingredients just a tiny bit and call it Chicken Stuffin Stuff. All of our grown kids are now making it for their families. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! It is absolutely fantastic!

  35. Comfort food, for sure. I've seen a few varieties of this one but this one seems a bit easier, which is a good thing.

  36. Years ago, my picky eater son came in so excited…he had dinner with a friend and his Mom cooked the best thing he had EVER had! I quickly called to see what it was, we were both good "made from scratch" cooks, this is the same recipe she gave me:) I have not made this in years, but will have to make soon, also thanks for the good flashback memory! Love your blog and read faithfully!

  37. Sounds delic! I am trying this tonight…but using whole chicken thighs as that is what I had in the freezer. Hopefully it is just as yummy!

  38. That looks so yummy! I don't normally do this but I'm going to post my own recipe because it is soooo good and sooo easy in the crock pot…I've made it two nights in a row and would love for you to try it!!!
    Chicken Stroganoff in the crock pot

  39. I have the same recipe, but we put on Swiss cheese and a sliced tomato. So good! This is my go to when I make a meal for someone or need a potluck recipe.

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