Chicken and Dressing Casserole


Chicken and dressing casserole brings the flavor of Thanksgiving to a Tuesday night family dinner, without hours of prep and cooking. Just combine the ingredients and pop it in the oven to bake. The cheese topping adds crunchy appeal, but you can easily omit it.

Use leftover chicken or saute fresh chicken breasts in a small amount of olive oil and butter until thoroughly cooked. A rotisserie chicken or packaged fully cooked roasted chicken strips work in this casserole too.

You can prepare the casserole earlier in the day; cover it with foil and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Serve the casserole with cranberry sauce on the side, along with your family’s favorite veggie sides.

This is one of my family favorites. I also add green beans to it and will sometimes top with cheese. I have used both Stove Top Chicken and Cornbread Stuffing, depending on what I have on hand.


* 4 cups shredded chicken
*4 cups cornbread or other cubed dried bread
*⅓ cup chopped celery
*1 cup onion chopped
*1 can cream of Onion soup
*1 ½ cups chicken broth
*2 tbsp butter
*1 tsp poultry seasoning
*½ tsp dried sage
*Salt and pepper to taste
* Gravy:
*¼ cup unsalted butter
*2 cups chicken broth
*¼ cup heavy cream
*¼ cup flour
*Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 375*
Put the butter into a skillet on medium high heat and let it melt
Add the onions and celery and saute until the vegetables soften
Place the cornbread, chicken, vegetable mix, sage, poultry seasoning, soup and the chicken broth ( save 1 cup of the broth) in a large mixing bowl.
Stir to combine thoroughly
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and then put the mixture in the dish
Spread evenly
Bake for 45 minutes
Melt the butter into a skillet, add the flour and using a whisk mix together completely and cook until it begins to brown slightly
Whisk in some of the chicken broth and add salt and pepper to taste.
Continue to simmer until the gravy begins to thicken
Stir in the heavy cream and simmer another 5 to 10 minutes
Pour the gravy over the top of the casserole and serve
Garnish with parsley or chopped green onion.


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