CHICKEN AND DRESSING CASSEROLE – THE PERFECT WEEKNIGHT MEAL!




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.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Cornbread (about 4 C. crumbled)
  • 4 large chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning (optional)
  • 4 eggs, boiled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 C. chicken broth
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a 9 x 13, lightly greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until set.

Gravy:

  • 1/2 C. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1/3 C. heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

HOW TO MAKE IT :

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in chicken stock. Reduce heat to low and cook and stir until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 4-6 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, and season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Serve the casserole with gravy over the top and a big side of mashed potatoes.

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