I have lots of tips here, so please read them all. They will help.
TIP #1: Cut your time drastically by using store bought chicken broth. You will want about a gallon of broth, so add in water, such as the water that is used to boil the chicken.
TIP #2: Technically, you don't have to use shredded chicken or chicken at all. But it does help.
TIP #3: To keep your hand from burning, let the broth cool before dipping the bread. You can mix it with tongs or use hands to tear the pieces.
TIP #4: Taste Test! Because this is a family recipe, measurements are approximate. Make sure to taste test the broth, especially with the poultry seasoning. For the video version I used 2 Tablespoons of poultry seasoning. It was probably a little too much for me, but my husband liked it. Even my mother in law sometimes adds in bullion if it needs more flavor. So experiment.
TIP #5: For a smaller quantity cut the loaves down to 1 1/2 loaves of bread. For the remaining ingredients, cut down by 1/3 I would say. The most important thing is to make sure you have enough broth.
TIP #6: Only use white bread. Whole wheat bread will not taste the same. I've tried a variety of types and white is the best option. Gluten free will fall apart.
TIP #7: If you don't like your stuffing too moist, mix it up half way through baking.
TIP #8: To save additional time, try toasting the bread the night before. This will help too!