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.

© 2012 – 2013, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • Meredith E

    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.

    • Robyn Wright

      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!)

  • Gianna

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

    • Robyn Wright

      It is a great cold-weather dish indeed!

  • Ttrockwood

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

    • Robyn Wright

      I hope you have tried it!

  • Margie

    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.

    • Robyn Wright

      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.

  • Katherine

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

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • angie

    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!

    • Robyn Wright

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

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  • Kecia

    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.

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • Beverly

    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!

    • Robyn Wright

      I hope you have tried it and like it Beverly!

  • Kelly

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

    • Robyn Wright

      It is!

  • Ashley

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

    • Robyn Wright

      Thanks Ashely

  • Shari A

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

    • Robyn Wright

      You’re welcome!

  • Lisa A.

    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!

    • Robyn Wright

      LOL – I love trying new recipes always :-)

  • Kelsey Lucas

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

    • Robyn Wright

      I hope you all liked it!

  • Mary Peck

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

    • Robyn Wright

      You’re welcome Mary!

  • Jane

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

    • Robyn Wright

      Hope you have tried it Jane!

  • Wendy T

    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.


    • Robyn Wright

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

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey

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

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • Donald Poole

    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.

    • Robyn Wright

      Thanks Donald!

  • Tabathia B

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

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • Jimmy

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

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • Cassandra Baty

    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!


    • Robyn Wright

      Wonderful! So glad your family enjoyed it!

  • kathy pease

    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

    • Robyn Wright

      Agreed, much easer

  • Terry Cross

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

    • Robyn Wright

      You gotta love how easy the slow cooker is!

  • Kelsie

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

    • Robyn Wright

      I hope you enjoyed it!

  • @GothicYogini

    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.

  • Lj

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

    • Robyn Wright

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

  • melinda gail

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

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