This Chicken and Stuffing Skillet is a complete meal in one pan! Tender chicken with fluffy stuffing and fresh green beans make this a family dinner that will be requested over and over again!
This is probably one of my newest favorite ONE SKILLET dinners!
I was walking through the isles of the grocery store with my husband, looking for items to take with us on a camping trip when I happened to walk by the boxes of stuffing mix.
I stopped and starred at these boxes while my husband just kept walking by.
All of a sudden, in the middle of summer, I had a craving for stuffing and Fall flavors.
I knew I needed to make this stuffing into a complete meal with some chicken and green beans so I grabbed the box and tossed it in the cart.
My husband looked at me with a questionable look on his face.
“Don’t worry, I have an idea for a new one-skillet dinner!”
And this my friends, is how a lot of my recipe inspiration comes to me… while I meander down the isles of my local grocery store.
This dinner turned out even better than I could have imagined.
The chicken gets pan seared in a hot skillet before being placed in the oven to finish cooking. The chicken is placed on a plate to keep warm, while the green beans and stuffing are quickly cooked in the same skillet. Finally the chicken is nestled back into the skillet on top of the stuffing until it cooks through.
The whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes!
And of course, because I can’t have stuffing without gravy, I whipped up a package of chicken gravy to go on top. Completely optional, but highly recommended. If you do make the gravy, then that’s two pans to clean, but it’s totally worth it!
I can’t wait to make this delicious dinner again!
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Chicken and Stuffing Skillet
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 bone-in, skin on, chicken thighs*
- salt and pepper
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 1 6oz package chicken stuffing mix
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In an oven safe skillet with a lid, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat.
- Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place in skillet skin side down first for 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned, then flip for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Place skillet in oven for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Carefully remove skillet from oven and return to medium heat. Remove chicken from the skillet to a plate to keep warm.
- Melt the butter in the skillet and toss in the green beans and chicken broth. Bring to a slight boil and cook beans for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in the stuffing mix and nestle the chicken thighs into the stuffing. Cover and remove from heat for 5 minutes. Fluff the stuffing and serve!
Was wondering what brand is the skillet that you are using?
In the picture you seem to have gravy, is that a different recipe you have or store bought?
I just mixed up a basic chicken gravy for this. You can use store bought if you prefer.
I have made these dish a couple of times, always a success with my family.
Fantastic! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it Rosa!
So the chicken takes upwards of 30 min in the oven, never the 10 min you say on the recipe. Why could this be?
danita Jo watson
Made this tonight , followed the recipe , I had to cook chicken for 25 minutes to reach a safe temperature, other than that, he recipe turned out yummy. I love one skillet dinners, such a pretty dinner to serve also. I think next time I might do boneless, skinless chicken, but I have lots of chicken thighs to use up. Make this….you will enjoy it!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Do you have to cook the chicken with the lid on in the oven and on the stove top?
Don’t put the lid on when it goes into the oven. You’ll only need the lid on the stove top portion. Enjoy!
Becky L Mueller
Is this Stove Top Stuffing and do you make according to package directions first?
You don’t need to make anything beforehand. Just follow the directions in the recipe above, not on the box of stuffing.
Hi Shawn..I just found you on Facebook suggestions and am loving all of your recipes! I will try it this chicken dish soon but was wondering if you could substititute turkey thighs or breasts and do like a Thanksgiving version. same recipe but with turkey? That way you can add a little cranberry sauce to give it a little extra zing! Or would you just stick with chicken? Please let me know! The chicken looks so juicy cooked this way, can’t wait to try it! Thank you very much!!
This was a wonderful dish.
I’m SO GLAD that I came across this recipe! I recently saw and made this same recipe, but it was made in a slow cooker. I was very disappointed. The stuffing & the green beans were a mushy mess, the chicken thighs were falling apart, and there was a lot of liquid left in the bottom of the slow cooker. I’m pretty sure that your recipe will work out much better, seeing that it’s baked in the oven. FYI: I prefer using CUBED stuffing mix (Pepperidge Farms Herb Stuffing) instead of the ‘fine crumbs’ of Stove Top Stuffing. It doesn’t turn into ‘mush’..
I think you’ll like this stove top version much better! 🙂 Enjoy!
This was soooooo Yummy! I did not drain the juices, but eyeballed the amount and added that much less of the chicken broth. Personally I would add another clove of garlic. The green beans had so much flavor and were still slightly crunchy. A keeper! Thank you.
Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Was wondering what size skillet pan you use for this?
You should use at least a 10″ skillet for this recipe.
After I remove the skillet from the oven and place the chicken on a separate plate do I drain the liquid in the pan and then melt butter? Or do I just leave all the juices from the chicken and add the butter to that plus the chicken broth I don’t want super soggy stuffing 🙂
If there is a lot of liquid from the chicken you can drain the majority of it. But pan drippings add great flavor to this dish, so don’t ditch all of it! 🙂
IT sure looks yummy and I like that it has butter in it.
Getting a taste for fall flavors in the middle of summer is something I can relate to. A few weeks ago it was pumpkin soup!
Yes! I love the flavors of fall! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Looks yummy, so glad you were inspired. Thanks for sharing. Will probably be trying soon, as the green beans are conming in the garden.
I love fresh green beans from the garden! We didn’t plant them this year, and I’m regretting it already!
Denise van den Berg
That sounds great! I just wish I had the imagination for these wonderful, simple dishes. Thank you.
You’ll love this dish! It’s so quick and delicious! 🙂
Looks hearty and tasty, my kind of meal!
Thanks Mick! Enjoy!
Looks sooo good!
Wow! How simple, and I bet delicious! Why can’t I come up with these things on my own?? Good thing I have you to help me out!
Just leave the easy meals up to me, and keep coming back for more! 😉 Thanks TammyO!