Chicken and Dressing Casserole

Dive into the heartwarming comfort of a classic dish with a twist in this Chicken and Dressing Casserole recipe. Perfect for those chilly evenings or when you’re simply craving something that feels like a hug on a plate, this casserole brings the homely taste of cornbread and chicken together in a symphony of flavors. Paired with a rich, creamy gravy, it’s a meal that promises to satisfy your soul and stomach alike.


  • Cornbread (about 4 cups crumbled)
  • 4 large chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 1 can (10.5 oz.) of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning (optional, but recommended for that extra whisper of flavor)
  • 4 eggs, boiled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground if possible
  • 1 stalk celery, diced for a subtle crunch
  • 2 cups chicken broth, rich in flavor
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter, for that silky touch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste

For the comforting blanket that is the gravy:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper, for a gentle kick


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish to ensure nothing sticks and everything bakes evenly.
  2. Combine: In a large mixing bowl, bring together the crumbled cornbread, cooked and cubed chicken, creamy mushroom soup, poultry seasoning, boiled and chopped eggs, chopped onion, black pepper, diced celery, chicken broth, melted butter, and a sprinkle of salt. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Bake: Pour the mixture into your prepared casserole dish, spreading it out evenly. Slide it into the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the top has a beautiful golden hue.
  4. Gravy Time: While your casserole bakes, prepare the gravy. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and let it cook for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously. This is your roux, the base of your gravy. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock, ensuring no lumps form. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer, stirring often, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. This should take about 4-6 minutes. Finally, stir in the heavy cream and season with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a gentle warmth.
  5. Serve Warm: Once your casserole is perfectly baked, let it sit for a couple of minutes before serving. Ladle the creamy, flavorful gravy over the top of each serving. This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, making for a comforting meal that’s sure to bring smiles all around the table.

There you have it, a Chicken and Dressing Casserole that’s not just a meal but a warm embrace on your plate. Enjoy the layers of flavor, the textures, and the comforting warmth that comes with each bite. It’s a recipe that’s sure to become a cherished part of your culinary repertoire.

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