Monday, July 13, 2020

Nana's Chicken Casserole
{Convenience foods from the pantry}

I was going through some recipes I had saved years back and came across one called Nana's Chicken Casserole.  It was from a former co-worker who contributed the recipe for a cookbook my former employer put together.

Normally I like to make my own sauces but I have to say, during this lockdown I have relied on canned goods more than before.  This is also posted for my friend Katherine who is in need of recipes using few ingredients.  I hope this helps, Katherine!


This is so simple and I'll share a few photos of it being tossed together.  Photo below is a casserole dish with chicken breasts, covered by a mixture of soup, topped with swiss cheese slices and then stuffing laden over that lot.


 Here it is ready to go in oven. No, it doesn't look appealing but honestly it's good.


We have substituted boneless chicken thighs and it works well.  Depends on the chicken parts you like best.  We have also swapped out the soup.  It calls for cream of chicken but I have used cream of mushroom or celery.  Again, it depends on your taste.

This particular night we ate this casserole using candles as our electricty went out.  Fortunately the casserole was finished cooking.  Doug opened our last bottle of Rose and it was a smooth combo of flavors.

This is what blew in on us. My weather app fluctuates between Havana and Midway.  Yes, 102 degrees and 14 mph winds.  Branches fell, the electricty went out and we enjoyed our meal and wine all the same.


This will be one of our last wine meals as the cooler is getting empty and we aren't going shopping. Probably good to give my brain a rest for a bit.


Nana's Chicken Casserole

1 box Stovetop Stuffing of your choice
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/8 cup white wine or water
6 slices Swiss cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13 pan.  
Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions.

Place chicken breasts in the dish.  Mix soup and water together then spread this mixture over the chicken breats evenly.  Pour the rest in the dish around the pieces.

Place a slice of cheese over each chicken breast. Salt and pepper each piece.
Spread the stuffing mixture over each piece and place any remainder in between the chicken and the pan.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.  Check the chicken after 30 minutes for doneness.  You can cover it with foil at this point if it's getting too brown.

Like I said, this is easy and you only need a couple of pantry items along with the chicken to make a good casserole.  I'd love to hear from anyone who has quick pantry type recipe so I can stock up on items.

That's it for today!


  1. I must admit that I've never tried stovetop stuffing mix (or any other brand). I only really use stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner. So this looks unfamiliar! I once stuffed a chicken with a package of prepared mac & cheese & then roasted it, which was pretty good but I never did it again.

    be well... mae at

    1. Mae, it's definitely a quickie convenience food, a way to get moist stuffing in 5 minutes. Frankly I can't make stuffing to save my life. It was something I was asked to bring one Thanksgiving gathering when we used to get togteher with family. It was an awful dish! Never thought about using mac and cheese.

  2. I love few ingredient easy recipes and I love chicken so I'll be trying this using chicken thighs.

    1. Vicki, it's easy and tasty. Few ingredinets needed!

  3. We were met this weekend with a hot weather storm that dumped torrential rain with 45-60 mph winds. It literally a large potted plumeria and a large bird of paradise off our patio steps. Luckily, they landed in the yard. I think there is a place for canned soups...especially with some comfort food of my childhood.

    1. That was some storm, Debra! I'm glad your plants landed innthenyard and you didn't have other damage. Your house is ok? Did you lose electricity? It's so hard during the hot evenings to be without the electricty.

      Yep, I keep some canned soups in the pantry and the way things are going we will be stocked and staying in again.


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