baked chicken & plain dressing

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By Gail Welch
from Carthage, TX

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 1 Hr 35 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked chicken & plain dressing

  • 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.

How To Make baked chicken & plain dressing

  • 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.
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