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southern chicken casserole

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
raymond spencer
st bernard, LA

This new chicken casserole recipe I created is Southern-inspired. It's filled with sauteed chicken strips, vegetables seasoned with creole seasoning, and Monterey jack cheese and has a layer of cornbread on the bottom.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern chicken casserole

  • 3 c
    crumbled fresh cornbread pieces, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    poultry seasoning mixed with black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6
    boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 md
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    red onion, peeled and diced
  • 4
    fresh white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    creole seasoning
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 c
    jalapeño jelly
  • 2 Tbsp
    margarine, melted
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make southern chicken casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Coat a 11-x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add 2 cups cornbread pieces. Pressed down with a wooden spoon.
  • 3
    Season with poultry seasoning/black pepper.
  • 4
    Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chicken strips and cook for 6 minutes until no longer pink.
  • 5
    Add the chopped carrots, diced red onion and sliced white mushrooms; saute again for 3 minutes. Season with ground cumin, garlic powder and creole seasoning.
  • 6
    Reduce to low heat.
  • 7
    Stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, crushed red pepper flakes and jalapeno jelly; mix well for 3 minutes until blended. Remove from heat.
  • 8
    Spoon the mixture into a prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cornbread pieces. Drizzle with melted margarine. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • 9
    Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 10
    Take the casserole out of the oven and remove the aluminum foil. Sprinkle evenly with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  • 11
    Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until the cheese is golden.