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Chicken And Cornbread Dressing

Chicken And Cornbread Dressing

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My mother never made just dressing, it was always chicken and dressing. I have made my mother’s dressing recipe with a few of my own additions. I add sage and chicken soup to mine. Mother used a hen and I add just a regular frying chicken. The two recipes combined make the best dressing ever.

Cook time: 45 Min
Prep time: 1 Hr
Serves: about 10 people


1 9 skillet of cornbread (tradional southern cornbread recipe)
3 slice light bread{regular old sandwich bread)
3/4 c onion chopped small pieces
3/4 c celery chopped small pieces
6 hard boiled eggs
1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning( may add to taste)
2 tsp sage, dried (to taste)
1 tsp course ground black pepper and 1 tsp salt(to taste)
2 qt chicken broth (in addition to where you boiled chicken)
1 can cream of chicken soup
boullion for extra flavor (better than bouilion)
1 large fryer chicken


1. Cut up fryer and put in stock pot covered with water. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Boil until done. Remove all bones, skin, fat. Save broth for dressing. Set chicken aside.

2. Put chopped celery and onion in pot covered with cold water. Add about 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Add the 6 eggs in this pot. (Be sure eggs are covered with water) Boil until celery and onions and eggs are done. About 15 minutes. Drain and peel eggs and chop. Set all aside.

3. Crumble up cornbread in a large pan.(I use dishpan)add broth from chicken and add sliced bread and mix until all cornbread is moist. Add additional canned broth to make the cornbread very moist but not “soupy”.

4. Add celery, onions, chopped boiled eggs and chicken. Mix all together. May need more broth at this point. Add sage, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add cream of chicken soup, mix well and taste to see if needs additonal seasoning. Need good rich flavor. (May need more boullion or additional can of cream of chicken soup, sage, poutry seasoning, salt or pepper). Suite your own taste at this point. Divide into 2 casserole dishes. Even though all ingredients are already cooked, you still need to bake it about 45 minutes at 400 degress or until nicely browned.

5. This can easily be doubled. Just add more bread, broth and seasonings. Cant have dressing without giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. (I have posted my giblet gravy recipe also)

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