Swiss Chicken Casserole

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This Swiss Chicken Casserole is pure comfort food. It’s a great, easy slow cooker dinner recipe.

Serving of Swiss Chicken Casserole on a white plate set on a red and white plaid placemat with a fork and knife

If you’re looking for a super easy dinner recipe to throw in the slow cooker for tonight’s dinner, then this Swiss Chicken Casserole is it. There is no pre-cooking of anything, and all you will have to do is layer the ingredients in your slow cooker, turn it on, and let your slow cooker do its thing for 8 hours.

I need to explain something about the recipe.  It calls for canned cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup.  I know I don’t usually have recipes on RecipeGirl that call for canned soup, but this one is an exception.  If you don’t like to use canned soups, then this recipe won’t be for you.  If you don’t mind pure comfort food once in a while, then you’ll probably love this casserole as much as I do!

Swiss Chicken Casserole displayed on a white platter

What ingredients are needed for Swiss Chicken Casserole?

  • chicken breasts
  • chicken broth
  • Swiss cheese
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • cream of chicken soup
  • milk
  • cornbread stuffing
  • cooked sausage
  • butter

Swiss Chicken Casserole on a white platter with a serving fork

When having this for dinner, you’ll get chicken and cornbread stuffing with a creamy, Swiss cheese sauce drizzled on top. Kids tend to like this one too.

serving of Swiss Chicken Casserole on a white plate with a red plaid napkin and fork and knife - another plate of casserole in the background

What’s the best slow cooker to buy?

I have a favorite slow cooker that I’ve used for many years. It’s easy to use, and I love that you can program the exact time and heat level. When your food is done slow cooking, it automatically switches to “warm,” and it just keeps your food warm until you’re ready to serve it. It’s the Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker. It’s a workhorse in my kitchen, and I love it!

Here are a few more casserole recipes you might like to try:

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Swiss Chicken Casserole

Total comfort food for dinner!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 854kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken casserole, swiss chicken casserole


  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 6 slices deli Swiss cheese, divided
  • One 10.5-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • One 10.5-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 12 ounces cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1/2 pound cooked, crumbled sausage
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted


  • Lightly spray your slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour the chicken broth over chicken. Top with 3 slices of cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soups and milk. Pour the mixture over the cheese. Place the remaining 3 slices of cheese on top of the soup mixture.
  • In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix and the sausage; sprinkle it over the cheese. Drizzle the melted butter over the stuffing mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours (or on high 4 to 6 hours).


  • Note that the nutritional info assumes that ALL of the sauce will be consumed.  That's probably not going to happen, so the calorie count is likely to be less.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 2139mg | Potassium: 1021mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 4mg
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  • Elizabeth Young wrote:

    After I pushed start on my slow cooker I looked at your pictures of the recipe. I noticed celery in the stuffing. Did you add celery and onions to the stuffing mix? You never mention anything about it in the ingredients or the directions.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      It looks like photographer added them for visual purpose, but I’m thinking they would actually be a good addition to the recipe!

  • Thomas William Fowler wrote:

    Sodium 2139 mg MG OF sODIUM YOU

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yeah, it’s the canned products. It’s one of those old time recipes with the canned soups. Not for everyone, I’m sure. Imagine what people ate it the 70’s?!

  • Bryn wrote:

    Will this recipe still perform well without the sausage? For whatever reason my youngest cannot handle the idea of mixed meats. I have no idea! She would never dream of adding bacon to a hamburger either! Her loss!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yes, I think that will be fine!

  • Carol wrote:

    What type of sausage is called for in this recipe? The standard breakfast sausage?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      You can certainly use already cooked breakfast sausage crumbles. Or you can cook up some sweet Italian sausage and use that.