Baked Chicken & Plain Dressing

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

This recipe is for "picky eaters" like me. Even grown-ups seem to like it for a change. To make a more traditional dressing you may add sauteed onions, celery and hard boiled eggs before baking, Instead of cornbread mix, a homemade cornbread recipe may be used. Note: Chicken may be baked with 2-3 cups of water instead of boiled.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
1 Hr 35 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 pkg
cornbread mix-i prefer stone ground
2
eggs
1 1/3 c
milk
2 tsp
sage
1 tsp
poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black or white pepper
1/4 tsp
thyme
3-4 c
chicken broth from boiled chicken, hen or canned
butter or cooking spray

BOILED CHICKEN-PREPARE THE DAY BEFORE & REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT. BOIL IN AT LEAST A 3 QT SAUCEPAN OR DUTCHOVEN- UNTIL DONE ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS-LEAVE WHOLE.

1
chicken-boiled whole; reserve broth
water-enough to cover completely; add more (water) as needed
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper

NOTE: THE NEXT DAY- REMOVE FROM REFRIG. & PLACE WHOLE COLD CHICKEN INTO BAKING DISH ON TOP OF DRESSING. ALSO, FOR CONVENIENCE, BAKE CORNBREAD THE DAY BEFORE, RECIPE MAY BE DOUBLED FOR DRESSING.

Step-By-Step

1Bake cornbread- Mix according to directions with eggs and milk.
Note: I use an iron skillet that has been greased and heated then sprinkle cornmeal over the bottom before adding prepared cornbread mixture and baking.

2Allow baked cornbread to cool. Break pieces into large bowl. Add spices and enough broth to moisten well. Reserving some broth to pour over chicken.

3Place dressing into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Note: May use cooking spray in place of butter.

4Place (cooked) boiled whole chicken rubbed with salt, pepper and other spices as desired in the center of dressing. Pour broth over chicken making dressing a little soupy.

5Bake uncovered for about 45 minute @ 350 until chicken is browned and dressing is hot. May increase oven temperature to 400F during last 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Dressings, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids