Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is my mother-in-law's recipe, and one of my husband's favorite meals! It is a warm and delicious comfort food casserole. Note: Using the blue package of Herb Seasoned Pepperidge Farm stuffing is a MUST! It sets up the whole flavor of the meal. If you are trying to clear out the cupboard or are unable to get the blue package, then you'll need to use two of the standard sized boxes (8 oz.) of stuffing, preferably herb seasoned.
- 1 (16 ounce) package Pepperidge Farm stuffing (herb seasoned-blue package, see note above)
- 1⁄2-1 cup butter
- 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream soup (celery, mushroom, chicken)
- 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1⁄2 small onion, chopped
- 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped (rotisserie chicken works great!)
- 1 (15 ounce) can sweet peas or 2 cups frozen peas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Add dry stuffing, stir to coat evenly with butter.
- Layer 1/2 stuffing on bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish.
- In large bowl, combine evaporated milk, cream soups, and onion.
- Gently fold in peas and chicken.
- Pour chicken/soup mixture over stuffing in baking dish.
- Top with remaining stuffing.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbling in the middle.
- Serve and enjoy!
I'll give this recipe 5 stars for the great flavors. I love this type combination. I did however make some a few changes. I used two 6 oz boxes of Stove Top Savory Herb Stuffing Mix (I prefer that over the Pepperidge Farm) and only half the butter stated in the recipe and that was plenty for our liking. I also covered the dish for the first 30 minutes of baking and then uncovered the last 15 minutes and it still got a little toasty on top. There is a lot of stuffing mix in this recipe and boderline over-powering the chicken mixture. I did add a nice sprinkle of black papper and a thin layer of parmesan cheese to the chicken mixture before adding the final layer of stuffing. I will make this again with some adjustments on the stuffing mix. Thanks for sharing. Made for Let's Party 2011.
Turned out great. Very filling as well as easy.
Tasty comfort food. Split it for us, used 6 ounce box, diced zucchini, and subbed in chicken stock for the evaporated milk b/c did not have, and added black pepper. Thanks Sophie.