All you need is 4 ingredients to make my easy stuffing-coated chicken breast recipe. It’s deliciously flavorful, delightfully crunchy, and perfectly tender; what more could you want?
I pulled this stuffing-coated chicken recipe out of Grandmama’s crate of recipes, which are currently residing at my house while I go through them and pull out recipes for my next book. My husband declares it’s right up there along with Granny’s oven-fried chicken, which is a big accolade in this household.
The best part is, this is even less work than that recipe, which gives it a bonus point in my books. Seriously, this is such a quick and easy crunchy chicken recipe. It takes between 30 and 40 minutes from start to finish, which gives you enough time to whip up a side dish to go along with it.
All you need is 4 ingredients: chicken breasts, stovetop stuffing mix (in the flavor of your choosing), milk, and cream of chicken soup. We use the milk and cream of chicken soup instead of egg to hold the breading in place. Trust me y’all, this adds the perfect pop of flavor AND ensures the chicken is deliciously moist and tender at the end. Then instead of breadcrumbs, we use crumbled stuffing mix. Sounds weird, but tastes so good.
All you’re gonna do is crush the stuffing mix, mix together the soup and milk, and then dip each chicken breast in the soup mixture and then the stuffing mixture. Pop these on a greased baking sheet and let them cook until golden brown.
Keep scrolling for lots of serving suggestions to make this the perfect main dish for you and your family. Enjoy!
- Cream of chicken soup (here’s my homemade cream of chicken soup recipe).
- Boxed stuffing mix (the flavor of your choice)
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
How to Make Stuffing-Coated Chicken
Start by placing the stuffing mix in a large zipper seal bag and beating the living mess out of it with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
I highly recommend hammering out your chicken or stuffing mix as often as possible as it helps work out the frustration with the craziness in the world around us – and keeps us sweet.
You can also use a food processor.
Stir together the milk and cream soup in a small bowl or measuring cup until well blended.
Make a breading station by placing the stuffing mix crumbs in one bowl and the soup mixture in another.
Dip each chicken breast on both sides into the soup…
Then into the crushed stuffing mix, both sides as well.
Place these on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
Thicker chicken breasts will need closer to 30 minutes and thinner breasts will be closer to 20 minutes.
To check for doneness, just cut in the center of one and pull it apart a bit to make sure there isn’t any pinkness.
Serve this hot and crispy stuffing-coated chicken as soon as it’s done with the side dish of your choice.
Mine is featured with my creamy cucumber salad.
- Feel free to use any kind of stuffing mix. I’m using chicken but herb, pork, or turkey stuffing mix all work as well.
- You can also use chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts. Just reduce the cooking time accordingly.
- For extra flavor, add 1 minced garlic clove or 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to the soup mixture. Cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or even Colby Jack cheese work.
- Another way to add flavor? Pour 1/4 cup of melted butter over the coated chicken breasts before baking.
- You can also swap the cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom soup.
How do you get the coating to stick to the chicken?
Here are some tips if you’re struggling:
- Pat dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel before adding the coating.
- Ensure all surface area is covered in the milk and soup mixture.
- Don’t be afraid to pat the coating onto the chicken with your hands to ensure it sticks.
- A final option is to place the chicken on a wire rack or platter in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. This helps the ingredients solidify and thus stick better.
What should I coat my chicken with?
You can coat chicken in panko breadcrumbs, cracker crumbs, cereal crumbs, or… stuffing mix!
What do you serve with stuffing-coated chicken?
You can serve your crunchy chicken with so many different side dishes:
- Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- Roast Vegetables
- Parmesan Fries
- Zucchini Fries
- Fresh Green Beans
- Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- Roasted Asparagus
- Zucchini and Squash
- 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits
- Country Gravy
You may also like these crunchy chicken recipes:
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 box stovetop stuffing mix
- 1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- Place the stuffing mix in a large zipper seal bag and crush it with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer (or your hands).1 box stovetop stuffing mix
- In a bowl or measuring cup, stir together the canned soup and milk until well blended.1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup, 1/2 cup milk
- Pour stuffing mix crumbs into one bowl and the soup mixture into another.
- Dip each chicken breast, on both sides, first into the soup mixture and then into the stuffing mix crumbs.4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Place them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and no longer pink in the center.