Yum Yum Crack Chicken Stuffing Casserole

Yum Yum Crack Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe – creamy chicken casserole loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch and topped with cornbread stuffing. Cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing mix, sour cream, stuffing mix, chicken broth, and butter. Can make this in advance and refrigerate or freeze it for later. Great quick weeknight casserole recipe!

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Easy Chicken Stuffing Casserole

This Yum Yum Crack Chicken Casserole is the ultimate comfort food! Chicken, cheddar, bacon, and ranch topped with a creamy sauce and cornbread stuffing. YUM-YUM! We had this for dinner last week and everyone went back for seconds. I already have this back on the menu again this weekend. It is that good! Whip up some broccoli and buttery rolls and you are set! You must give this casserole a try ASAP!

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Yum Yum Crack Chicken Casserole

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread chopped cooked chicken in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle cooked chopped bacon pieces and shredded cheddar cheese over the chicken and set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, and sour cream. Spread the soup mixture over the top of the chicken layer. Sprinkle a box of stuffing mix over the top of the casserole. Pour chicken broth and melted butter over the stuffing mix. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this dish.
    • You can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
    • Can substitute cooked turkey.
  • You can use any flavor of condensed cream of soup in this casserole. Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom Soup, and Cream of Celery work great.
  • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • I use cornbread flavored Stove Top Stuffing. You can use any flavor that you enjoy.
    • Do NOT make the stuffing. You are only using the dry stuffing mix.
  • Feel free to add vegetables to the casserole.
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • frozen mixed vegetables 
    • corn
    • carrots
    • green beans
    • green peas
  • Can I make Chicken & Stuffing Casserole in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
    • You may need to add 10 to 15 minutes to the cooking time if you are baking the casserole straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can I freeze Chicken & Stuffing Casserole? 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 the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Chicken Stuffing Bake

This easy recipe has quickly earned a spot in our dinner rotation. It is so simple to make and we absolutely LOVE the flavor combination. We serve this with green beans or broccoli and some rolls. It is equally delicious with asparagus, or a side salad. Add this to your menu the next time you need a meal the whole family will enjoy!

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Yum Yum Crack Chicken Stuffing Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yum Yum Crack Chicken Stuffing Casserole Recipe – creamy chicken casserole loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch and topped with cornbread stuffing. Cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing mix, sour cream, stuffing mix, chicken broth, and butter. Can make this in advance and refrigerate or freeze it for later. Great quick weeknight casserole recipe!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread chicken in the bottom of the dish. Top with bacon pieces and shredded cheese.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, and sour cream. Spread over the chicken layer.
  • Sprinkle the uncooked stuffing over the soup mixture. Pour chicken broth and melted butter evenly over the stuffing.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this dish.
    • You can use any cooked chicken you have on hand. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work great.
    • Can substitute cooked turkey.
  • You can use any flavor of condensed cream of soup in this casserole. Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom Soup, and Cream of Celery work great.
  • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference.
  • I use cornbread flavored Stove Top Stuffing. You can use any flavor that you enjoy.
    • Do NOT make the stuffing. You are only using the dry stuffing mix.
  • Can I make Chicken & Stuffing Casserole in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
    • You may need to add 10 to 15 minutes to the cooking time if you are baking the casserole straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can I freeze Chicken & Stuffing Casserole? 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 the leftover chicken casserole in an airtight container in the fridge.

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