Monday, November 10, 2008

My Mother’s Chicken N’ Dressing Recipe

As mentioned in a previous post, this recipe was cooked by my mother every holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas). I decided a couple of years ago to give it a try and took it to my Mother n Law’s home for Thanksgiving. It was a hit! Now I am required to bring this to our holiday gatherings.

In the South, we don’t do “stuffing”, we do “dressing”. The difference, well, who really knows, I think it’s just a term. This however isn’t made with turkey, although, I am sure that you could substitute if needed. Although, I really would rather not hear of such! *smiles*

Chicken N’ Dressing

Heat oven to 375 degrees
Corn Bread, broke into small pieces (recipe follows)
1 box Stove Top Stuffing Mix - Chicken Flavor
4 boiled eggs, cubed
4 chicken thighs, boil, debone and chunk up
1/4 tsp sage
1/2 cup onions, cut up small
Mix together your chicken, Stove Top Stuffing, sage, Corn Bread, eggs and onions, add broth from your chicken to this mixture just enough to moisten. Taste this and add salt and pepper accordingly. Pour this into an 11X17 dish.
Bake until brown....This varies, usually 25 - 30 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cornbread **This recipe has no measurements, it's all eyeballing it. **

Self Rising Flour
Self Rising Corn Meal
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together some corn meal and some flour...More corn meal than flour. Add some buttermilk, but not too much, you want to add a small amount at a time.
You will want to add about 1/4 cup of water to this. You want the consistency of thick pancakes. In a small skillet (8"), add enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet.
Heat over medium high heat. Add your cornbread mixture and cook on the stove top for a few minutes. You want the mixture to sorta start bubbling. Put the skillet in the stove and bake until the top is brown. There is not a time for this. It's more of a knowing. So keep your eyes open!
When you remove it from the oven, flip the cornbread over so that the golden brown top is showing.
The is also the corn bread that we eat with our meals. We never use a boxed mix. This is delcious with butter!
If you try this recipe out, please let me know what you think!!


Tom said...

I am impressed that you can just eyeball that cornbread recipe. I bet it is fantastic!

Darlene said...

There is nothing better than cornbread dressing!!

Sherri said...

This sounds alot like my chicken and dressing...and you know,I don't measure anything for cornbread either,actually,you know I don't measure anything anytime....that's good for me and all but it's concerning to me that when I'm gone,I won't actually be leaving any recipes for the kids.