Italian Chicken & Stuffing Bake

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Basil pesto and chicken stuffing gives this Italian Chicken and Stuffing Bake extra flavor. This recipe is a family favorite!


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I have another super delicious chicken dish to share today! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this one yet. We love this. It’s an actual staple in my house. 🙂

The flavor the basil pesto gives this is just so good, and the stuffing on top makes it extra delicious! I like to make this in the Fall and Winter months, when it’s cold outside, and we’re wanting a comforting meal! Serve it up with a vegetable and some warm garlic bread and your family will be in dinner heaven!

 

Italian Chicken & Stuffing Bake
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (6 oz.) package Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ⅓ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine diced tomatoes, stuffing mix, water and garlic. Stir together until stuffing is moistened.
  4. Lay chicken pieces in a single layer in the prepared baking pan. Spread the basil pesto over the tops of chicken. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the chicken.Top with the stuffing mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy!

 

 


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  1. To make this in the crock pot would you need to add any more water since the tomatoes are untrained? I’d like to make this while I’m at work one day.

    1. Hi Tammy! It should be enough time because the chicken is cut in bite-size pieces (about 1 inch pieces) so it’s plenty of time for them to cook! You could bake it an extra 5 to 10 minutes though if you feel it needs more time. All ovens heat differently! 🙂

  2. My family loved this–the flavor was great and the ease of perpetration was a huge bonus for busy weeknights. I’m looking forward to making again but thinking I might mix the pesto, chicken , and motz together and maybe add 1 beaten egg, decrease water by 1/4 cup and top with grated Parmesan to see if I can get the stuffing to be a little crunchier. It reminded me of parmesean chicken. I used a 9×11 instead of 9×13 which may have caused the stuffing to be too moist since it wasn’t as spread out. Anyway. We loved it and it was a huge hit for my crew of 9 wih 7 picky kids!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I made this for my husband and I. It will definitely be made again, and again! He’s not a big chicken fan but he loved this meal! I didn’t have mozzarella so I used the parmesan we had in the fridge. This is so easy and so satisfyingly delicious! Thank you!!

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