Chicken Casserole

I'm not exactly sure where my mom got this recipe, but once she started making this I would request it all the time.  I don't make it that much because my husband generally just pulls out the chicken breast, leaving me with a lot of veggie and stuffing leftovers.  I decided to make it since I haven't made it in quite some time and wanted to share this yummy recipe.  If any of you are from my mom's church, this recipe is in the church's 40th anniversary cookbook on page 62.

You'll need:
4 boneless chicken breasts
1-20oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables (I have 2 bags of the steamable kind and they are only 12oz. each)
2 packages of chicken flavored stuffing (I was wanting to get the Walmart brand because it's cheaper, but they were out of the chicken flavored)
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 C chicken broth (you'll get that later - no need to buy)

You're going to want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Fill a large pot with water and put your chicken breasts in.  The recipe doesn't call for this, but I added some salt to the water to help flavor the chicken.  You are going to boil them until they are completely cooked.  The recipe doesn't say how long and I didn't keep track.  I generally cut through the breast to make sure they are cook thoroughly.

While your chicken is cooking, this is a good time to start the stuffing and the mixed vegetables.  Follow the instructions on both packages on how to cook.  With the stuffing, I cooked it all in one pot.
Once your chicken is cooked, you want to put them in a greased 9x13" baking dish.  One thing I added here that the recipe doesn't call for is, I put salt and pepper on the chicken breasts for a little more flavor.  Now that you're done cooking your chicken, don't pour out the water just yet.  Measure out a 1/2 C of it and add that to a pot with the cream of chicken.  Cook until it starts boiling.
I messed this step up.  After the chicken breast, you're suppose to pour the cream of chicken soup over the breasts and then the mixed vegetables.
It still turned out yummy!  It's a casserole, no one is going to know that the layering is incorrect.
Finally, add the stuffing to the top.  Try and cover the whole entire dish.  In the past, I've put foil over the top, but decided not to hassle with that this time.
Put in oven and cook for 30 minutes.
Because I didn't put foil or lid over the dish, the top of the stuffing turned a nice golden brown and had a yummy crunchy texture.

In the past I always felt like I was running around the kitchen and not getting everything timed out right.  This time didn't seem like that at all.  I guess I must be getting better with cooking since I'm doing more if it.  I actually had this all put together a little too early so, I placed it in the microwave to keep it warm until I got a call from Jon saying he was on his way home.  Could not of timed it any better.  As soon as Jon walked through the door, the timer buzzed!

I've made this for potluck meals and have just shredded the chicken so that every serving had chicken in it.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers