Chicken and Green Bean Casserole

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Chicken Stuffing Casserole is a family favorite for dinners and holidays. With chicken, stuffing, gravy, and green beans – it has a little bit of everything, making it a crowd pleaser!

Chicken Green Bean Casserole in dish

Chicken + Stuffing + Green Beans

Casserole dishes are some of our very favorites for dinner, and especially the holidays. We know that dishes like Twice Baked Potato Casserole and Green Bean Casserole are favorites, but today we are hoping to introduce you to another dish that you will love.

This Chicken and Green Bean casserole (aka Chicken Stuffing Casserole) is a family favorite. We feel like you get a little bit of everything with the chicken, green beans and stuffing.

We also love that it is very simple. There are a few steps needed to prep the chicken, stuffing and veggies, but they’re easy and result in a very flavorful, hearty casserole perfect to enjoy all year long.

How to Make Chicken Stuffing Casserole

STUFFING. To begin, prepare the stuffing according to package directions.

CHICKEN. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, until chicken is cooked through. Place chicken in a sprayed 9×13 baking dish.

GREEN BEANS. In the same skillet, cook and stir beans for about 6 minutes, or until beans are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with flour and stir for an additional minute. Stir in broth and let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Spoon over chicken and top with stuffing.

BAKE. Bake uncovered at 400 for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Can I use frozen green beans? You can definitely use frozen green beans. Be sure to still trim them to bite sized pieces, or you can buy a frozen package where the beans have already been cut. Also, you may need to cook them a few minutes longer than the recipe states.

Can I add extra gravy? Of course! In step 3 add an additional ⅛ of flour and an additional ¾ cup of chicken broth to help create more gravy in the casserole.

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Making Ahead of Time + Storing

Can I make this ahead of time and bake later? This is an ideal make ahead recipe! You can keep it covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking it.

You can also also freeze this before baking. Prepare the casserole as directed, except under cook the green beans. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Freeze both for 2-3 months. Thaw, then make the stuffing and add to the top of the casserole and bake. I do have to note that the frozen cream cheese may cause the texture to be slightly different.

Also, it can be frozen with the stuffing on, but we prefer to make that part fresh. 😉

Storing Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.  I do not recommend freezing leftovers as the green beans will wilt and the stuffing will become soggy.

In case you get stuck with the “casserole” assignment ever year and you wanna switch it up, here are some more awesome casserole recipes just for you that can all be made ahead of time. 😉

Chicken Green Bean Casserole Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Chicken and Green Bean Casserole - a delicious casserole filled with green beans, chicken, cream cheese, and chicken broth, topped with stuffing mix!! A staple at holiday gatherings! 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 499 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 6 oz chicken stuffing mix
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lb fresh green beans trimmed, cut into 1 inch lengths
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 5 oz cream cheese cubed

Instructions

  1. Prepare stuffing according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, until chicken is cooked through. Place chicken in a sprayed 9x13 baking dish.
  3. In the same skillet, cook and stir beans for about 6 minutes, or until beans are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with flour and stir for an additional minute. 

  4. Stir in broth and let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Spoon over chicken and top with stuffing. 

  5. Bake uncovered at 400 for 30 minutes or until heated through.

 

Chicken and Green Bean Casserole - a delicious casserole filled with green beans, chicken, cream cheese, and chicken broth, topped with stuffing mix!! A staple at holiday gatherings!

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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    1. It’s up to 24 hours, so you can make it the night before and cook for dinner the next night or even make the morning of. 24 hours is just a suggestion. Thanks so much and hope you like!!

  1. Does it need to be refrigerated? Why just wondering. I didn’t see an answer for that.

    I’m looking to make some quick meals for my husband while I’m away for a week. Can this be cooked then frozen?

    Looks really good 🙂

    1. I would keep it in the fridge, after it’s been cooked or even before cooking it. I have not put it in the freezer, but I would make it, then put it in the freezer, before cooking, then when ready, he could bake it. Hope that helps & hope he likes it!

  2. hI- I am looking for an alternative to a “Green Bean Casserole” for thanksgiving. Have you ever made this without the chicken?

  3. we just tried It and it was really good! Although i think we’d like more graVy. Would i just double the flour and chicken stock? Thank you!

  4. What a great recipe for my family to get their green beans! My kids can’t eat them alone, but this looks so delicious. I think they’d like it!

  5. Thanks to the muShy canned string beans i always had to eat as a child i resisted anything green bean. Thankfully i Found Out fresh whole green beans are a different story. This looks like a great recipe to try!