Chicken And Dressing Casserole

The Chicken and Dressing Casserole is more than just a dish; it’s a comforting embrace in the form of food. This Southern classic combines tender chicken with a savory dressing (or stuffing), creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that evoke a sense of home and tradition.

The Essence of the Casserole

At its core, the Chicken and Dressing Casserole is a testament to the simplicity and richness of Southern cuisine. The dish typically involves layers of cooked, shredded chicken beneath a moist and flavorful dressing, baked until golden and slightly crispy on top. The dressing, often made from cornbread or breadcrumbs mixed with herbs, broth, and sometimes a creamy soup, adds depth and character to the casserole.

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Variations and Personal Touches

While the basic recipe for Chicken and Dressing Casserole is straightforward, many cooks enjoy adding their personal touches to the dish. Some popular variations include:

  • Sautéing the chicken with onions, garlic, and spices for added flavor.
  • Incorporating vegetables like peas, carrots, or green beans for a nutritional boost and color.
  • Using different types of soup (such as cream of mushroom) for a unique taste.
  • Adding a layer of cheese or a sprinkle of herbs for extra flavor and texture.

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  • 2 pounds of chicken tenderloins
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of celery soup
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 6-ounce box Stove Top chicken stuffing mix
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth (see notes below)
  • fresh or dried parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray an 11×7-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Cut 2 pounds of chicken tenderloins into bite-sized pieces and place them into the baking dish.
  • Toss the chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 10.5 ounces can cream of celery soup, 10.5 ounces can cream of chicken soup, and 1/4 cup milk until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces and smooth it out, so all of the chicken is covered.
  • Evenly sprinkle the 6-ounce box Stove Top chicken stuffing mix on top.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups chicken broth on top of the stuffing mix, and make sure that all of the stuffing is moistened by the broth.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Take the foil off and bake for an additional 5 minutes to lightly brown the top.
  • Garnish with fresh or dried parsley (optional) and serve. When serving, scoop up some of the gravy at the bottom and drizzle it over each serving.

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