Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing Onion Edition

by Robyn Wright on December 17, 2012

in Food

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing Onion EditionIn September I shared with you that I tried a recipe I had found on Pinterest for Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing. My family and I had really liked the flavor of the dish, but we thought it needed a little tweaking to make it better. Today I made it again with a few changes – they definitely improved the final dish. So this is the new and improved version!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Stuffing Onion Edition

  • 1 large white onion
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (not frozen)
  • 1/2 cup water, divided in half
  • 1 box Stove Top Stuffing (we like Sage, use flavor of choice)
  • 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup Daisy Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup French’s French Fried Onions

This will only take maybe five minutes to put together in your slow cooker. You could easily make this in the oven also, if you go that route I would say cook it at 350° for maybe 30 minutes? I’m not sure on the time, but just check the chicken with a meat thermometer to make sure it has reached 165°F before you eat it.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - place onion on bottom as "base" for chicken  Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - place chicken on top of onions and then add 1/4 cup water to cooker

To address the dryness of the chicken from the first time I made this I added two steps. First take the large onion and cut it into large pieces and place on the bottom of the cooker. Then put your chicken pieces on top of the onion. The onions act as a rack sort of and keep the chicken off the bottom where they would get more direct heat and may dry out more. After the chicken was in I also added 1/4 cup of water into the crockpot to have a little moisture in the bottom as well.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - cover chicken with stuffing mix (uncooked)  Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - Mix sour cream, soup, and remaining water and spread over top of stuffing

The next layer is the stuffing mix (uncooked). If you use Stove Top like I do the bread and the seasonings are all mixed together already for you now so just sprinkle the whole package over the top of the chicken. Next mix the sour cream, soup, and remaining water together well. Then dollop it onto the stuffing – it’s very thick – and gently spread out.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - sprinkle french fried onions on top of soup mixture  Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing - cook on high for 4 hours

Next sprinkle the fried onions over the top. Put on your lid and cook about 3-4 hours on high. If you have more chicken it may take a bit longer or if you decide to use bone-in chicken pieces (although that would be messy to eat). Remember, just check to make sure your chicken has reached 165°F before eating.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing finished cooking  Serving of slow cooker chicken and stuffing

Here is the finished product! It is not one of those pretty dishes, but it is a very comforting meal. Serve with some veggies of choice – we like broccoli with it.

Everyone tonight was very happy with the changes I made. The chicken was much moister tonight! A big improvement over the original version I did. The pieces of onion and the bit of water on the bottom really did the trick I think. Hubby ate some of the big onion pieces also and he said they were good. I didn’t try them because I don’t like onion pieces that big. On top the French fried onions gave another little boost of flavor also. You could sprinkle a few more on at the end before serving if you wanted them to have a little more crunch still. T has suggested that we try the cheddar French fried onions next time too – he is a cheese lover! This dish also is one that makes the house just smell yummy and comforting. It was overcast and chilly here today, plus a Monday, and this was actually my son’s first day at his first full time job too – all of those conditions made a comfort food meal like this perfect for dinner tonight for all of us.

Did you try the first version of this recipe? Do you like the changes in this latest version?

Disclosure: None, just a recipe I’m sharing. The brands mentioned are the brands I prefer for this dish and I think it make a difference, but this is not a sponsored post by any of them.

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1 Meredith E December 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

This recipe looks delicious! I’m going to try it later this week. I’ve been looking for a good recipe for boneless skinless chicken breast. We tend to stick with the same 8 or so tried and true family recipes. Thanks for the idea.

Also, please congratulate T on his new job. I’m very happy for him.

2 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Most folks have a fairly small rotation of dishes that they use. I like to shake things up! Thanks for congrats for T – I’m a bit behind on replies so now he has lost that job but has a new one (whew!)

3 Gianna December 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

That looks like the perfect comfort food for a cold day like this!

4 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

It is a great cold-weather dish indeed!

5 Ttrockwood December 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

What a great easy dinner idea! Im sure this will make it on our menu soon!

6 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I hope you have tried it!

7 Margie December 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm

This sounds really good to me too. We eat a lot of chicken breasts, and I don’t have any recipes with stuffing. I’m going to try this. Thanks so much for the recipe.

8 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

You’re welcome Margie! Stuffing is not a favorite of my hubby and son usually, but when I cook it like this they enjoy it.

9 Katherine December 18, 2012 at 5:05 am

I have an oven recipe for this will have to try in crockpot

10 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I can see where it would work well in the oven too

11 angie December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

It may not seem like it, but this could easily be made into a vegetarian dish and would be delicious! You could substitute the chicken for Quorn’s fake chicken breasts and get a vegetarian stuffing mix at a store like Whole Foods and bam…yummy!

12 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for the vegetarian tip. A lot of my readers are vegetarian so I hope they see your comment.

13 Kecia December 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Oh wow, this chicken looks so yummy! I love using French’s French Fried Onions in recipes so I’m sure they are a great addition.

14 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Agreed, the fried onions really do give you a lot of bang for your buck when adding to recipes

15 Beverly December 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This looks great, and the changes you made sound like they should have been there in the first place! I’ll definitely have to try this because I love chicken, onions and stuffing! It looks delicious too!

16 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I hope you have tried it and like it Beverly!

17 Kelly December 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

That looks super yummy! Definitely going to have to try that!

18 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

It is!

19 Ashley December 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

This looks great! I need more recipes, and this one looks like it’s a home run

20 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks Ashely

21 Shari A December 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm

This looks delicious & I am adding it to my slow cooker recipes. Thank you so much!!

22 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

You’re welcome!

23 Lisa A. December 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Thanks for taking the bullet and trying out the original recipe for us! LOL! I’m sure your improvements would be ones we would like, too, so I plan to give it a try soon!

24 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

LOL – I love trying new recipes always :-)

25 Kelsey Lucas December 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I am going to have to try this, we need to change up are dinner selection a little bit! Thanks for the idea!

26 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I hope you all liked it!

27 Mary Peck December 20, 2012 at 5:58 am

Thanks for the modifications to the recipe. I love slow cooker ideas.

28 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

You’re welcome Mary!

29 Jane December 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I forgot this recipe today should have made this instead of pot roast, next Sunday.

30 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Hope you have tried it Jane!

31 Wendy T January 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Looks great and it’s our kind of recipe. Love that warm and stick to your ribs kind of food. And my son, who won’t eat vegetables, likes the fried onions.


32 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I hope you find some veggies that your son likes. Have you tried letting him pick out the veggies himself?

33 Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I cannot wait to try this one. Hubby will love it. (maybe just a hug not a kiss since it has onions.) lol

34 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Well if everyone eats onions (or garlic or whatever) then they cancel each other out for kissing :-)

35 Donald Poole January 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Wow! You truly are a foodie. Your love for food show through with every post. I love the way you enhanced and improved this fairly mundane recipe. It may be slow to cook, but I bet it’s deliciou when I try it.

36 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Thanks Donald!

37 Tabathia B January 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Seems like an easy recipe, but did you take out the onions once it was finished or did you eat them with the chicken

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38 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I did not eat the onions, but my husband did – he loves onions.

39 Jimmy January 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I love cooking meals in a slow cooker. This seems like a great recipe because I love chicken and stuffing.

40 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Yep, when you start off with ingredients you already love it makes it easier

41 Cassandra Baty January 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I cooked this Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing Onion Edition for a change from the stuff I normally make. Wow everybody loved it! My family is begging me to make it again and again!

Thank you for some great new cooking ideas!


42 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Wonderful! So glad your family enjoyed it!

43 kathy pease January 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

this looks so yummy and pretty simple to make..I love using my slow cooker it is so much better than standing in front of a hot stove

44 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Agreed, much easer

45 Terry Cross January 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

This sounds so good! And easy to make too. i love slow cooking!

46 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

You gotta love how easy the slow cooker is!

47 Kelsie January 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I’m always looking for new crock pot recipes! I can’t wait to try this one

48 Robyn Wright May 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I hope you enjoyed it!

49 @GothicYogini June 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I made this today, having brought back a packet of Stove Top from my holiday in the US to the UK. I’ve gotta say I *loved* it – and I have enough Stove Top left to make another batch. I added frozen veg as well because I had some I needed to use up, but it’s really delicious.

50 Lj September 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Hi, can you tell me what size the box of stuffing is? I can get them in 85g, 170g or 320g. Thanks x

51 Robyn Wright September 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I used the 6oz box – 170g. Hope that helps!

52 melinda gail September 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

That looks yummy minus the sour cream. Can I omit the SC ?

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