If you love a good casserole, then you are really going to enjoy this Chicken and Dressing Casserole. Nothing in this world can be as comforting as a casserole. They are perfect to make for your immediate family and for enjoying over the holidays. I use chicken in this recipe, but you could easily sub out turkey. All of us are about to have a ton of leftover turkey, so keep this in mind as you prepare for the holidays!
I have made casseroles for as long as I can remember. When I was young, my mother could make a casserole out of anything. As I raised my kids, I did the same. I’d love to pass on those same cooking skills to you. Whether you make this dish for family dinner night or you are using up leftovers, it’s a true winner in my book!
Chicken and Dressing Casserole
You have to admit that chicken is a really delicious protein. I use chicken in so many recipes since it’s easy to freeze, unthaw, and prepare. Plus, it can be an awesome ingredient in any casserole that you are going to make. When you add a protein with other delicious ingredients, you are truly going to get the best meal out there. Follow along as I show you how to prepare this Chicken and Dressing Casserole.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all the listed ingredients so you are ready to go.
Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, place the butter to melt.
Add the celery and onion and cook, stirring often, until softened. To the skillet, add the chicken stock, cream of chicken soup, salt, poultry seasoning, ground sage, pepper, and garlic.
Stir to combine and remove the skillet from heat. Place the stuffing mix, cornbread, chicken, and the liquid mixture in a large bowl. Gently fold the mixture together until the cornbread is moist.
Transfer the mix to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the edges are browned and crunchy but the middle is cooked through.
As you can see, you get the most delicious casserole ever. This is perfect to use with leftover chicken you might have on hand.
Chicken and Dressing Casserole Recipe
- 3-4 chicken breasts or leftover turkey, shredded
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3 stalks celery, finely diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups herb-seasoned classic stuffing mix
- 5 cups crumbled cornbread
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, place the butter to melt. Add the celery and onion and cook, stirring often, until softened. To the skillet, add the chicken stock, cream of chicken soup, salt, poultry seasoning, ground sage, pepper, and garlic. Stir to combine and remove the skillet from heat. Place the stuffing mix, cornbread, chicken, and the liquid mixture in a large bowl. Gently fold the mixture together until the cornbread is moist. Transfer the mix to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until the edges are browned and crunchy but the middle is cooked through.
Chicken and Dressing Casserole
The great thing about this recipe is that you can freeze it, and even make it the night before you want to cook it. Any casserole can be frozen and cooked later, which is why people really love casseroles! Not to mention the fact that they are easy to make and yummy to eat. Adults and kids love them because they are tasty and require little to no work to prepare and cook them! If you decide to make this casserole, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you and what you thought of it.
How Do You Make Chicken Dressing From Scratch?
If you are interested in making this recipe, you may be wondering how you can make chicken dressing from scratch. You will need chicken broth, biscuits, cornbread, margarine, celery, onion, eggs, sage, salt, and pepper. You will mix all of these ingredients together in a sauce pan. And then bake in the oven at 375 degrees for one hour. You’ll want it to stay in the oven until it is browned.
What is the Difference Between Dressing and Stuffing?
Good question! The difference between dressing and stuffing is that stuffing is what is placed inside a turkey or a chicken, while cooking it. Dressing, however, is usually cooked on its own.
How Do You Know When Dressing is Done?
If you have never made dressing before, you may be wondering how to know when it is done. Of course, this is simple! The dressing needs to brown on top. There also shouldn’t be an excessive amount of liquid in the pan. You can always stick a fork inside the dressing to see if there is still any liquid in it, just like you would do to see if a cake is done.
Whenever I make this Chicken and Dressing Casserole, I always make at least two. It’s easier to make dinner for the future when you can make at least two of the item. Pop one in the freezer for later or to share with a neighbor. I like to serve homemade bread or my dinner rolls as a side with this meal because it just makes sense. What’s your favorite casserole to make for your family? May God Bless this world, Linda.
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