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Cheaters' Thanksgiving Casserole

This easy casserole can be done in a clay cooker, slow cooker, or a covered baking dish. The chicken falls apart and makes its' own stock. Let the stuffing soak up the juices, and serve a crowd with this budget-friendly meal that tastes like Thanksgiving!
Course Casserole
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12 servings
Author Mimi Holtz


  • 10-12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 sweet onion peeled and chopped
  • 4-5 stalks of celery chopped
  • 4-5 carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 package stuffing mix I used Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing


  • Use a slow cooker or clay cooker or covered baking dish that will hold at least 5.5 quarts.
  • Place the skinless, boneless chicken thighs into the pot, and layer the onion, celery, carrot and seasonings on top.
  • Cover and cook at 350 degrees (oven) or on high (slow cooker) for 1.5 -2 hours until the chicken is falling apart.
  • Using a spatula, break up the chicken pieces until shredded.
  • Sprinkle stuffing mix into the cooked chicken, pressing down with a spatula, until most of the liquid has been absorbed. (You may not need the whole bag of stuffing mix to do this.)
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with a salad or vegetable, and fresh cranberry sauce.