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.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bake 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.
2
Allow baked cornbread to cool. Break pieces into large bowl. Add spices and enough broth to moisten well. Reserving some broth to pour over chicken.
3
Place dressing into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Note: May use cooking spray in place of butter.
4
Place (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.
5
Bake 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