Who said that you can't enjoy Chicken and Dressing year round? This simple Chicken and Dressing Casserole combines all of your favorite flavors from a classic southern Thanksgiving and Christmas dish for a family pleasing weeknight meal!
Chicken and dressing was something we ate every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother made the best and just so happened to have shared her recipe with me long before she passed away. It's a dish that I prepare every year for my family, just as she did when I was growing up.
Although a few times throughout the year we can a hankering for some chicken and dressing! I don't want to pull out all the stops to recreate a holiday dish, it just takes to much time and effort for a normal day of the year. However, this casserole hits the spot! It brings all the classic chicken and dressing flavors together in a casserole to enjoy any day of of the week.
What do you need?
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled and cut up
2 cans of cream of chicken soup (or homemade cream of chicken soup - see recipe below)
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter
1 package of Arrowhead Mills herbed stuffing
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 ½ teaspoons ground sage
What do you do?
If your making your own cream of soup, then you'll want to get this started. If your buying 2 cans, you can skip these steps.
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
dash of garlic powder – to taste
dash of onion powder – to taste
dash of thyme – to taste
salt and pepper as desired
Melt your butter over medium heat, whisk in the flour and simmer until a golden brown color. Stir in your spices, add your chicken broth and milk. Continue to simmer while stirring every once in a while to keep it from sticking. Your looking for a thicker soup like consistency. Once there, remove from heat, set aside until ready to use.
Grease a 9X13 inch baking dish. Place cut up chicken in the bottom.
Mix together your milk and cream of soups. Pour over the chicken.
Melt the butter and mix with your stuffing.
Sprinkle your stuffing over the top of your dish and over with foil.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes or until heated through and brown on top.
And that is how you enjoy chicken and dressing throughout the entire year!