And as always . . . Momma was right! It tasted just like the cornbread dressing we have at Thanksgiving with some chicken mixed in!
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Here's the recipe:
Sunday Chicken & Dressing Casserole
- 3 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup oleo (I used 4tbsp of margarine)
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can chicken with rice soup
- 4 cups cornbread crumbs
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook onions and celery in margarine until translucent. Heat chicken broth and soups (undiluted) in pan until mixed thoroughly. Pour broth/soup mixture over cornbread crumbs. Add cooked onions and celery. Mix well. Season with salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning.
Pour and spread 1/2 of dressing mixture in a greased 3 qt. casserole dish. Add chicken over dressing mixture. Top with rest of dressing mixture spreading to cover.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until edges brown and casserole is firm -- not still wiggly in the center. :) It took mine about 10 minutes longer before I felt like it was done to the consistency I like. The longer you cook it, the drier it will be. To each is own!
The last instruction on the recipe was . . . "and serve it with love." :)
By the way, my 9 x 13 pyrex dish is a 3 qt size dish. And "oleo" is margarine for anyone that's not familiar with that term. Ha! And I was concerned about the chicken with rice soup -- sounded kind of weird to put in it, but I couldn't even tell it was in there after the casserole was cooked. It must add some flavor or texture . . . I don't know. I followed the recipe just like I posted it, and I wouldn't change a thing!
I made this with leftover cornbread from Sunday lunch so although it was a Monday night dish . . . the Sunday cornbread kept it authentic for the "Sunday" part of the chicken & dressing recipe! Ha! I kid-you-not when I say this was really good . . . and not hard to make either if you use leftover cornbread from another meal!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
"Served with love" to you from
the Ferrell boys and me
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