One of my favorite holiday meals is a good dressing side recipe. This chicken and dressing recipe can be used with turkey, but when a turkey is the main staple at the table, I like to change things up with a different bird.
This chicken and dressing recipe is a family favorite at our house, and everyone likes to go back for seconds and thirds.
Made with a delicious Mexican cornbread, you will want to make this dish over and over again for almost any occasion. The best part is that it is easy.
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How to Make a Delicious Chicken and Dressing recipe
I love this chicken and southern cornbread dressing recipe, and I hope you will soon enjoy it too. It’s one of those recipes that is a perfect holiday side dish or made as a meal.
Chicken and Dressing Recipe Ingredients:
To get started making this chicken and dressing recipe, you will need to have a few supplies on hand:
- Three pkg. Mexican cornbread mix
- Two boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and cubed)
- 3 or 4 pieces white bread (torn into small pieces)
- Chicken Stock or cups chicken broth
- One large onion, chopped
- Three stalks celery, chopped
- One bell pepper, chopped
- One can cream of chicken soup
- tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- One tsp oregano
- 2 tbsp butter
Mix all three packages of cornbread mix as directed and bake in a large iron skillet. Allow to cool and then crumble into a large mixing bowl. Add white bread pieces and mix with cornbread.
Saute onion, celery, and bell pepper with butter over medium heat in a skillet. Stir in teaspoon pepper, salt, and oregano. Cook until vegetables are tender.
Recipe for Easy Chicken and Dressing
- Add vegetable mixture in cornbread and add in cream of chicken soup.
- Stir in 1/4 cup Chicken stock (and keep adding in small increments of chicken stock) until dressing is moist to your liking.
- Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes to see how much the dressing soaks up the broth and add more if needed.
- Once the stuffing is moist to your liking, add in the cooked and cubed chicken.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the cornbread mixture into the desired baking dish and then bake the stuffing for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
FAQs and Substitutions
This southern cornbread dressing can have several different substitutions.
If you want to serve with turkey, substitute turkey for the chicken breast and substitute the Chicken Stock for broth or for Turkey Broth.
You can also substitute chicken thighs or Rotisserie chicken for the chicken breast. You can also add in a teaspoon poultry seasoning or kosher salt for additional flavor.
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Delicious Chicken and Dressing Recipe
- 3 pkg. Mexican cornbread mix
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
- 3 or 4 pieces white bread torn into small pieces
- College Inn Chicken Broth
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 stalks celery chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tbsp butter
- Mix all 3 packages of cornbread mix as directed and bake in a large iron skillet. Allow to cool and then crumble into a large mixing bowl. Add white bread pieces and mix with cornbread.
- Saute onion, celery, and bell pepper with butter in a skillet. Stir in pepper, salt, and oregano. Cook until vegetables are tender.
- Add vegetable mixture in cornbread and add in cream of chicken soup. Stir in 1/4 cup College Inn Chicken Broth (and keep adding in small increments of chicken broth) until dressing is moist to your liking. Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes to see how much the dressing soaks up the broth and add more if needed. Once the dressing is moist to your liking, add in the cooked and cubed chicken.
- Heat oven to 400. Pour dressing into desired baking dish and then and bake dressing until lightly browned on top.
- If you want to serve with turkey, just substitute turkey for the chicken and substitute the College Inn Chicken Broth for College Inn Turkey Broth.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.
What are your favorite holiday side dishes? Do you use the same holiday recipes every year, or do you change things up?