Chicken and Stuffing Bake and Some Winter Diamond Dust!

 
Not since 1873 has it been this cold, 
on this date, March 4th, 
here in Chicagoland, 
blame it on the polar vortex!

Our thermometer read -4° this morning, that's with a windchill of -20°.

Diamond dust over Lake Michigan, Chicago

Diamond dust has been in the air this bitter cold winter ~ tiny ice crystals falling from an apparently clear sky, when the temperatures are subzero.  In sunlight, moonlight, or artificial light, the ice crystals glitter and shine like diamonds. 


Diamond dust ~ Chicago

It has truly been a sight to behold this winter, a pretty fascinating meteorological phenomena,  but I'm over it and want 80° sunny weather now!

We're still bundled up here, winter still has its grip on us, but spring is just around the corner I'm hoping!
 
This casserole is perfect for the weather, and is so simple to make it’s crazy ~ bake it for a hearty and hassle-free supper.  You just know it’s going to be delicious!


My Thanksgiving stuffing is not close to this stuffing used here, but with this quick cooking stuffing mix, we can have our stuffing fix in the fall, winter, spring or summer, any time!

 
If you like bite-size pieces of chicken, covered with a layer of mixed vegetables, creamy mushroom soup blended with sour cream and seasonings;  all topped with tasty stuffing, you’ll love this comforting dish.  


I hope all you enjoy this as much as we do!  I serve it with tangy coleslaw for a delicious meal!

It’s a pleaser!


Chicken and Stuffing Bake
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1⅔ cups hot water
1 package (6-ounces) stuffing mix, like Stove Top
1½ boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2-3 cups frozen mixed vegetables 
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

Method:

Heat oven to 400°.
Add hot water to stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.
Place chicken in a 13x9-inch baking dish.
Spread vegetables over chicken.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix soup, sour cream, pepper and garlic until blended; pour over chicken.
Top with stuffing.
Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done.
Serve



Enjoy!



22 comments:

  1. Hi Pam, Beautiful photos of Chicagoland and the diamond dust effect. It's much easier to appreciate the beauty that we endured for 27 years now that we live in East Tennessee. This winter we have had 1.8 inches of snow...total! The coldest we've been was when it dipped down into the high teens for 2 nights...although we will be around 20 degrees overnight for the next 2 nights. Please don't send anymore of your cold weather our way! We have broken records here this winter as well. February was the rainiest February on records that date back to 1871 with 12.08".

    Love the casserole concept. My wife will change it a little, using her favorite dark chicken meat and substituting cream of celery or cream of chicken soup... Much to her dismay, I just don't like anything with mushrooms. Stay warm... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! It has been quite a winter everywhere it sounds like. Glad you like the chicken, minus the mushrooms though! Thanks!

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  2. The diamond dust sounds fascinating.
    The casserole in the picture looks very tempting! (In my recipe cream must go as I don't mix chicken with dairy).

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    1. The diamond dust is pretty in a picture, Duta; that's the way I like it! Take care

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  3. The casserole looks so comforting, delicious and absolutely perfect for the season. I have never seen the diamond dust before...really fascinating!

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  4. I not only have never seen diamond dust, I have never even heard of it. I wish I could experience it in person. It has to be like a fairy land sky.
    The casserole looks marvelous. I might have to make it for TheHub one night. I could at least smell it and lust for a taste!

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    1. Hi Anne! It's pretty amazing to see. The casserole was amazingly good! 😊

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  5. Everyone in the midwest must be really tired of winter by now! We don't even have any diverting oddball weather phenoms here in Michigan, just unrelenting cold.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, Mae! Sick of winter! The cold has been unreal! Come on summer!!!

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  6. This sounds delicious but the diamond dust sounds very chily!!! Keep warm Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It has been a frigid winter for sure. Take care

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  7. Our weather isn't as cold as yours (thank goodness!) but it's been plenty cold. Although I love cooler weather -- cooler, not frigid -- I'm ready for the warm stuff too. Anyway, in the meantime I can make this terrific dish -- this is really creative and comforting. Nice, homey dish -- thanks.

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    1. Hi John! I'm a warm weather sort of person and looking forward to summer. Comfort is needed now! Thanks!

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  8. A great recipe for me to share with my daughters. Oh Pam....I know y'all have been COLD up there. Even my part of TEXAS has been cold these past few days....Stay warm sweet friend.

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    1. Hi Shug! Glad you like the recipe! I'd take the cold winter all y'all have been having in Texas! Still have snow on the ground and I'm ready for green grass! Thanks!

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  9. Wow, that's cold. I just looked at your weather forecast and luckily it appears you guys are thawing out. Your Chicken Stuffing casserole looks yummy and perfect for a comforting meal on a chilly night.

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    1. Hi Ron! It's thawing out some now, still plenty of snow on the ground though. It's a perfect dish for chilly weather!

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  10. I am not sorry to not be experiencing the diamond dust. I hate the cold. This chicken bake sounds delicious.

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    1. I hate the cold too, Cakelaw, and definitely live in the wrong place in the wintertime. But the rest of the year, the weather is great here usually. Thanks!

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  11. Oh Pam...yes, it is very cold...and I am glad that I am here in California and not feeling the cold, although I must confess that the pictures are awesome.
    Your chicken dish looks delicious, perfect comforting dish...stay warm!

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    1. Hi Juliana! California is definitely warmer than here. I like to see the diamond dust in pics too. Have a good day!

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