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Easy dinner alert! This Dump-and-Bake Chicken and Cornbread Casserole comes together in about 10 minutes and requires only a handful of kitchen staples. A cozy, comfort food meal has never been quicker!

Chicken and Cornbread Casserole in a bowl

So many of you have raved about my Chicken and Stuffing Casserole recipe over the years, along with its slow cooker counterpart.

Chicken and Cornbread Casserole in baking dish

With that in mind, I was inspired to create a similar dish (with a cornbread twist) that’s even easier to prepare – thanks to the dump-and-bake method! That means that you don’t even have to cook the chicken before it goes straight into the dish. Promise, your whole family is going to devour this one…

You can’t beat the flavor combination of sweet cornbread casserole and creamy, tender chicken. Add some butter to the mix and you know it’s bound to be good!


To start, you will mix together the cornbread stuffing mix and a stick of melted butter. Toss until the crumbs are all nicely coated.

Buttered cornbread stuffing mix

Spread half of the stuffing mix in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Cornbread stuffing mix in bottom of baking pan

In a separate bowl, whisk together the condensed soups and the chicken broth to form a creamy sauce; then stir in the diced, uncooked chicken breast.

Bowl of chicken breasts and sauce for cornbread casserole

Spread the chicken over the stuffing mixture in the dish.

Chicken breasts in cornbread casserole dish

Top with the remaining buttered cornbread stuffing and pop it in the oven!

Unbaked cornbread casserole in dish

The chicken will need about 45 minutes to cook through, so I like to loosely cover my cornbread casserole with foil after about 25-30 minutes. This keeps the topping from burning while the meat finishes.

Dump and Bake Cornbread Casserole in dish

Allow the casserole to rest for at least 10 minutes before spooning it onto individual serving plates. The sauce will thicken nicely, and you’ll be blessed with a satisfying, hearty, soul-nurturing dinner that everyone at the table will enjoy!

What to Serve with Chicken and Cornbread Casserole:

Serve the dish with a side of peas, broccoli, or just a light green salad to balance out the plate. It’s amazing what you can throw together with just 10 minutes of effort!

Chicken breasts and cornbread stuffing in a casserole

Looking for even more easy casseroles? Try these favorites:

Dump-and-Bake Chicken and Cornbread Casserole

4.60 from 5 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 462 kcal
​​​​​​​This Dump-and-Bake Chicken and Cornbread Casserole comes together in about 10 minutes and requires only a handful of kitchen staples. A cozy, comfort food meal has never been quicker!


  • 1 (14 ounce) package cornbread stuffing mix (I used Pepperidge Farm brand)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 lbs. uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, NOT diluted
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, NOT diluted
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together stuffing mix and melted butter. Spread half of the stuffing mix in the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together condensed celery soup, condensed chicken soup, and broth. Stir in the diced chicken.
  • Pour chicken mixture over the stuffing in the dish. Sprinkle remaining stuffing mix on top.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 45 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through). I like to cover the dish loosely with foil after about 25-30 minutes of baking so that the topping doesn’t burn while the chicken finishes cooking.
  • Allow the casserole to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken slightly as it sits.


Cooking for a Smaller Family? Cut the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square dish. You can just pick one flavor of condensed soup and use the entire can (omit the other flavor). The rest of the preparation instructions remain the same!


Serving: 1/8 of the casseroleCalories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 31.8gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 8.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 101.8mgSodium: 1108.3mgPotassium: 404.4mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3.5g
Keyword: casserole, chicken casserole, cornbread
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

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  1. Ruth says:

    Could this be made with cooked chicken? I cook several breasts in the crockpot to chop or shred and keep in the freezer. If so, what would the cooking time be?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Ruth! Absolutely! You’ll need about 4-6 cups of cooked, diced chicken. If using pre-cooked meat, I would bake the casserole at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (or until the filling is hot and bubbly and the topping is golden brown). Enjoy!

  2. Nikki says:

    Hi Blair,
    My husband loves Stove Top and it happened to be all the store had in stock. I got the cornbread flavor and two boxes of it but it still only equals 12 oz. Would you suggest getting the Pepperidge Farm brand or would you modify the recipe for the Stove Top!?


    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Nikki! The 12 total ounces should be totally fine! That’s the nice thing about cooking instead of baking. Unlike baking, cooking is NOT an exact science. 🙂 I would follow the recipe exactly as written, but just sub the 12 ounces of Stove Top for the 14 ounces of Pepperidge Farm. I’m sure it will be delicious! 🙂

      1. Kathryn says:

        The recipe is not clear whether you follow the cornbread recipe or don’t instead adding the extra butter or don’t follow the cornbread recipe and instead just add the butter.
        I followed all other instructions precisely, including cutting the chicken to small bite-sized pieces. I just called my family to the table not found the chicken RAW!

        1. Blair says:

          Hi, Kathryn! I’m sorry that the recipe wasn’t a success for you. The instructions say to combine the stuffing mix with the melted butter — you do not need to prepare the stuffing itself according to package instructions. The end result is like buttered cornbread crumb topping (not a wet stuffing). If the chicken is diced into small bite-size pieces, 45 minutes should be plenty of time for it to cook through. I’m not sure why it was raw? Again, sorry that it wasn’t a hit. 🙁

  3. Laura says:

    5 stars
    Hi There,
    I was wondering if you could add any frozen veggies to the chicken mix – I like getting my husband and son to eat hidden vegetables that way 🙂 Any thoughts? I don’t want to risk making the casserole too soggy.
    Also, just wanted to say thank you!! As you could probably guess, I’m not the best cook, but I have LOVED experimenting with your dump and bake casseroles. They’re quick, easy, cost-effective, and super yummy. I have the tuna casserole planned for later this week 🙂 Thanks for making this mom/new cook’s life a lot easier!!

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Laura! I’m so glad that you find the dump and bake dinners helpful. It’s seriously the only way that I can get meals on the table consistently!

      I would try adding some frozen peas, frozen corn, or frozen mixed vegetables (no need to thaw first), some lightly steamed (or microwaved) crisp-tender broccoli florets (just cook in the microwave for about half of the recommended time on the bag) or a similar veggie that your family enjoys. You can stir the vegetables right into the chicken mixture. Again, if you’re using something like broccoli that has a bit of a longer cooking time, you’ll just want to make sure that you give it a head start by cooking it partially in the microwave or on the stovetop before adding it to the casserole. Otherwise it might not be tender by the time the rest of the dish is done.

      Hope that helps, and enjoy!

  4. Hanna says:

    5 stars
    Hey Blair! Just wanted to drop by and say that this casserole is the BOMB! This was my first “dump-and-bake” of yours, and it’s already almost gone even though I just made it last night. It’s so quick and easy (just 6 ingredients?!) I think it’s going to become an every other week kinda thing! I really enjoy making your recipes so far; they’ve all been a huge hit, so thank you! Happy holidays, and well wishes of health, joy, and lots of delicious food to you and yours.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Hanna! Thank you SO much! I appreciate your kind note, and it makes me really happy to know that you’re enjoying some new quick and easy recipes in your kitchen. 🙂 Happy holidays to you, too!

  5. Judi says:

    5 stars
    OK, I was skeptical. I am not a huge fan of casseroles to begin with but someone asked me to make a chicken casserole for them. I chose this recipe because I had the ingredients on hand. I added a can of mixed vegetables (drained) to make it a “one dish meal”.

    This recipe is so yummy and PERFECT for the mid-winter blahs. Easy to do when you don’t feel like cooking and not a soul alive who loves traditional winter holiday fare will not love this casserole.

    Perfect as a “casserole to take” for those occassions when we take people casseroles, as it is surprisingly yummy and brings a bit of comfort and nostalgia to mind. It’s just darn good, that’s all there is to it!

    1. Blair says:

      Aw, thanks so much for your kind, thoughtful note! I’m glad that this changed your mind about casseroles, Judi! 🙂

  6. Brittany says:

    This looks amazing and is on my list for this weekend! My husband is lactose intolerant; do you think regular celery soup/chicken stock would work or should he just sit this one out? thank you!!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Brittany! I don’t know — you’ll need something to form the thicker creamy base of the casserole. If you just use broth-based soups, it will be thin and runny (like soup, rather than a sauce). I don’t know if there is a dairy-free version of something similar that would work? Sorry, I’m not very familiar with lactose intolerance, so I’m not sure of a good work-around for this recipe. 🙁

  7. Mary Mason says:

    Can this be prepared the night before and baked the next day?

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Mary! Yes, that should work really well! Just allow the dish to sit on the counter and come to room temperature for at least 30-60 minutes before baking. Hope you enjoy!

  8. DC says:

    5 stars
    I didn’t have any creamed soups, so I used a 15 oz can of country gravy. I made the smaller amount for 2 people.It was very good. Thanks for the great way to use up Cornbread stuffing.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Sounds perfect! Thank you!

  9. Lynn says:

    Hi, I wanted to make this casserole for a friend and was wondering if it freezes well.

    Thank you!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Lynn! Yes, this will freeze well. I would freeze it before baking for the best quality. Hope your friend enjoys it!

  10. Danielle says:

    I have an abundance of herb stuffing. Do you think I could make this using that instead of cornbread flavored?

  11. Patricia L. mackey says:

    Going to make it to day. Using a 6oz box of corn meal, a can cream of chicken, can of white chicken. Just for 1. Sounds delishes. Ty

  12. Tom O'Brien says:

    I followed your recipe basically, but made a few changes because I felt like fish. I used Cod, cream of shrimp soup, a little white wine, a few squeezes of lemon. It was delicious. I took it out of the oven at 40 minutes and the Cod stayed moist and tender cooked in the soup.

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      Hi Tom! This sounds delicious. We’re so glad you were able to make it work for you and appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback!

  13. G. Rainstein says:

    3 stars
    This was tasty, but way too mushy. I made a dish like this years ago, but precooked the chicken.
    Also,I would use half of the chicken broth.

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      We’re sorry you didn’t love the recipe but appreciate your feedback!