Grandma's Chicken and Dressing Casserole

Grandma's Chicken and Dressing Casserole

14 reviews, 4 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is a very good casserole! It makes a wonderful warming and filling meal.


6 chicken breasts; (or one 3 lb. broiler or fryer, cut up)
1 stalk celery,; halved
1 small onion,; halved
Salt; to taste
1 large skillet cornbread; (your favorite recipe)
1 sleeve saltine crackers,; crushed
8 hard-boiled eggs,; chopped
1 stick butter; (4 ounces)
1 bell pepper,; finely chopped
1 medium onion,; finely chopped
2 stalks celery,; finely chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons Sage
salt and pepper; to taste
2 14-oz cans chicken broth; (low sodium)
2 10-oz cans cream of chicken soup,; diluted with 2 cans water

Original recipe makes 8



Combine chicken, celery stalk and small onion with enough water to cover in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot. Add salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer about 1 hour or until tender. Transfer chicken to a large bowl and cool briefly; Strain and reserve broth. Remove skin and bones from chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Saute chopped bell pepper, onion and celery in butter until translucent and tender.

Crumble cornbread in a large bowl; add crackers, eggs and sauted vegetables. Add sage and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To reserved broth, add canned chicken broth and diluted soup; mix well. Combine liquid, cornbread mix, and chopped chicken; mix well.

Pour into a large, lightly greased, casserole or baking dish and bake in 400 degree oven until set and golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.

Makes about six to eight servings.


If desired, one or both cans of cream of chicken soup can be replaced with your favorite canned cream soup, e.g., cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or cream of onion soup.

The casserole can also be topped with one cup of your favorite shredded cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking if desired.

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I must have done something wrong because it was so wet the consistency was not good for me. The taste combination however was good.
Seraphina1 3y ago

Very Delicious! A true Southern comfort food casserole very much like the dressing Mama made. The only thing I changed was to replace the two cans of chicken broth with our home-made chicken stock. We served it with our scalloped cranberries, baked yams and Creole roast pork. Thank you for such a delicious recipe.
DaddyBlues 4y ago

Wonderful recipe!! This was my first attempt at chicken and dressing and I was very impressed, as was my family. This will become a regular! I made the cornbread and boiled the eggs ahead of time. Chopping the ingredients was the most time consuming but well worth it. As others have stated, I added the canned soups to the canned broth, then added my reserve broth to my liking and it was perfect.
plazalife 4y ago

Good flavor. I pulled out about a third of the liquid before adding the crumb mixture (which I turned into a delicious gravy), but the final product was still a bit moist for my liking. I'd advise adding your soups to the existing broth, then crumb mixture, then additional broth/water as needed. Keep in mind it'll dry out a bit in the oven, but not too much.
dakotarussell 4y ago

I have made the same recipe for 17 yrs now. My sister gave it to mgr when I got married and moved away wit my husband whom was in the military. We love this recipe.
michellsunshine 5y ago

Watery and bland would never consider even trying it again. All went straight to trash
rhammond1974 5y ago

Quite tasty even as leftovers. Need to come up with a gravy to have and then it would be eating at my like my favorite Memphis soul food restaurant.
Fashionmommie 5y ago

Made an admirable addition to our holiday table and deserving of praise. My mother-in-law's family is from Chattanooga Tennessee. She couldn't figure out how I could come up with an authentic Southern recipe from her childhood. This is the first time that I have ever been responsible for putting a smile on her face! Kudos to you sgrishka and your Grandma's wonderful recipe.
chefhoward76 6y ago

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