Most people who know me know that I love casseroles. One of the best is Thanksgiving Casserole, in which you combine shredded chicken, shredded cheese, a can of chicken corn chowder soup, and a package of dry stuffing together and bake…if you enjoy Thanksgiving, this meal will make you extremely happy.
Last night I got the brilliant idea of using the crockpot instead of the oven, since I didn’t have the can of soup to make Thanksgiving Casserole. Here’s what I used:
-Package of stuffing
-2 + cups of chicken stock (as much as necessary to keep it from drying out and burning)
-4 garlic cloves, whole
-1 new potato, sliced
-2 frozen chicken breasts
-Pat of butter on the chicken
Somehow, this experiment didn’t quite work the way I was expecting…instead of coming out fluffy and light, the way stuffing is supposed to be, the stuffing became extremely gooey and thick (see picture of goo). Once the chicken was cooked (about an hour and a half on high in the crockpot), I took it out and shredded it and mashed up the softened garlic cloves. It certainly tasted good, but the consistency was definitely not what I was looking for.
I recommend trying the traditional Thanksgiving Casserole recipe available here in the oven, not the crockpot.