Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans

Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by Lindsay Delk, RDN

Indulge in the comforting flavors of a home-cooked meal with this Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans recipe.

It’s perfect for busy weeknights or times when you don’t feel like cooking much. This one-pot wonder combines your protein, vegetable, and starch all in one easy dish.

This post was written by Lindsay Delk, RDN. It is for informational purposes and is not intended to replace medical advice or instructions given by your healthcare provider. 

4 ingredient slow cooker chicken with stuffing presented on a serving plate with a fork

Cooking on “Down” Days

It’s essential to have recipes that are both nutritious and simple enough for those days when your energy or motivation is low. You need recipes for times of anxiety or low mood that still offer a way to eat well without loads of effort.

Recipes that require only a few ingredients and steps can diminish kitchen stress. Having a few of these recipes on hand can help you avoid skipping meals or eating a lot of junk food, which can exacerbate feelings of anxiety or depression.

It’s important to make plans to take care of yourself, especially on the hard days.

Close-up of slower cooker chicken and stuffing with green beans on a serving plate

Why You’ll Love this Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans Recipe

This recipe is an excellent choice for those days when you’re feeling down and the idea of cooking feels like a mountainous task. It’s an effortless way to nourish yourself without the added stress of extensive meal prep or cleanup.

The simplicity of throwing 4 ingredients into a slow cooker means you can set it, forget it, and return to a balanced meal.

Recipe Ingredients and Nutrition

With just 4 ingredients, this recipe is simple but still nutritious. It’s low in fat and high in protein. And it provides a substantial dose of iron, zinc, selenium, choline, vitamin K, and B vitamins, especially vitamin B6 and folate. All of these nutrients are important for brain and mental health.

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans 

Mix the stuffing mix and the broth in a bowl and set it aside to soften.

Stuffing and broth combined in a white bowl

Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Season the chicken breasts as desired (I use garlic powder and black pepper) and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Seasoned chicken breasts placed in a slow cooker

Pour the prepared stuffing over the chicken in a single layer. Pour the green beans over the stuffing in a single layer. Season this top with more garlic powder and black pepper if desired.

4 ingredient slow cooker chicken arranged in a crock pot before cooking

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Tips, Variations, and Substitutions

  • To prevent the stuffing from getting too mushy, check the consistency half an hour before the end of the cooking time and adjust the lid slightly if necessary to allow steam to escape.
  • Swap out green beans for another frozen vegetable of your choice, like carrots or peas, to add different flavors.
  • Use bone-in chicken pieces instead of boneless, skinless breasts.
  • Substitute turkey breast or pork tenderloin for the chicken breasts.
  • Add dried cranberries and chopped nuts to the stuffing mix for extra nutrients and crunch.

Bottom Line

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans recipe proves that even on your toughest days, a nutritious meal is within reach with minimal effort and a few simple ingredients.

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4 ingredient slow cooker chicken with stuffing presented on a serving plate with a fork

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing with Green Beans

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or times when you don't feel like cooking much. This one-pot wonder combines your protein, vegetable, and starch all in one easy dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz stuffing mix
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or 14.5 oz can
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 12 oz frozen green beans
  • Seasonings as desired

Instructions
 

  • Mix the stuffing mix and the broth in a bowl and set aside to soften.
  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Season the chicken breasts as desired (I use garlic powder and black pepper) and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Pour the prepared stuffing over the chicken in a single layer.
  • Pour the green beans over the stuffing in a single layer. Season with more garlic powder and black pepper if desired.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
Keyword chicken, crock pot, green beans, slow cooker, stuffing

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