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Chicken Zucchini Casserole

A co-worker shared this chicken zucchini casserole recipe that was originally her grandmother's. When I make it, I use pre-cooked chicken from the grocery store and fresh zucchini my neighbor gives me from his garden. —Bev Dutro, Dayton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups diced zucchini
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix and butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Add the zucchini, chicken, soup, carrot, onion and sour cream to the remaining stuffing mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved stuffing mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until golden brown and bubbly, 40-45 minutes.

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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 481 calories, 31g fat (18g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1174mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


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    • resalee
      Jan 28, 2021

      Good especially because of the stuffing on top. Quick, easy and most of the ingredients are usually on hand.

    • Nancy
      Dec 6, 2020

      This was very good. Husband & I both loved it! Super easy and tasty! It’s a keeper.

    • Valerie
      Nov 1, 2020

      Delicious just the way it is!!!! When reserving part of the stuffing mixture the second time I made this, I accidentally didn't reserve enough. I began to panic at the thought of going back out to the market and then I remembered I had plain bread crumbs. Reluctantly, I mixed a small amount with a small about of butter(just as the recipe tells you to do with stuffing) and added that to the top just to make up for not having enough stuffing. Still came out delish! This one goes into my cookbook! Bonus: The kids love it!

    • MarilynRaz
      Oct 5, 2020

      A good amount of veggies paired with the stuffing mix.

    • Beth
      Sep 29, 2020

      No comment left

    • d_horkey
      Aug 30, 2020

      Delicious! We love this recipe!

    • Repk4375
      Aug 10, 2020

      This recipe was a huge hit with my family and they request it 2 or 3 times a month. The Stove Top dressing mix gives it a wonderful flavor!

    • Autumn
      Aug 10, 2020

      My first experience with this recipe was trying it at my church small group gathering. The flavor combination was the perfect craving to satisfy my palate. The attractive features of this recipe were that I already had most of these items at home, and it was very easy to put together with minimal dishes (a pan to melt the butter, a big bowl to mix everything in, a small dish for the 1/2 cup of stuffing topping, and a knife). I made one very minor adjustment to this to help reduce the sodium content. Since the stuffing already has a high amount of sodium, I would recommend using unsalted butter. I also added one more cup of zucchini so that I didn't have leftover zucchini (The recipe would only use 1.5 zucchini, so I threw the rest of the 1/2 zucchini in). I used two cans of chicken since I didn't have cubed chicken or rotisserie chicken handy. Canned chicken is already slightly shredded, which made it nice for cooking. If you are new to cooking or looking to teach someone how to cook a nice dish to serve for a meal, this would make an excellent recipe for demonstrating and practicing the skills of chopping and dicing (zucchini, onion) and shredding (carrot) and measuring. This recipe is definitely a keeper in our household.

    • llkmomof2
      Aug 2, 2020

      We had this at a friend's house last evening. She didn't have sour cream, so used chip dip! It had an awesome taste!!!

    • Kathy
      Jul 16, 2020

      Fantastic! I added 2 eggs just for a little more holding power but otherwise this was absolutely delish!! It’s a keeper ??