Cheesy California Chicken Casserole


This is a quick and easy casserole combining a few of my favorites (chicken and California-blend vegetables) mixed together with my favorite gravy spices. My family can eat the entire pan and still want more!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • 1 (6 ounce) package stuffing mix (such as StoveTop®)

  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen California-blend vegetables (broccoli, carrot, cauliflower)

  • 12 slices American cheese

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans light cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground sage


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Combine water and margarine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir stuffing mix into water and margarine until moistened; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  3. Spread cooked chicken into bottom of the prepared baking dish and spread frozen vegetables over chicken. Top vegetables with American cheese slices in a layer. Mix cream of mushroom soup, garlic powder, marjoram, thyme, and sage in a bowl and spread over cheese slices. Sprinkle stuffing over top of casserole in an even layer.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and browned, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
24g Fat
30g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1428mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 334mg 26%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 579mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.