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!
Servings 8 -12 servings
- 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.