10 Down-Home Chicken Dishes

Yes, you can go home again with these comforting chicken recipes that take you right back to your mother's kitchen table.

  • Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie
    Randy Mayor

    Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie

    This shortcut version of chicken pot pie has a biscuit topping made from biscuit mix rather than a homemade pastry crust, so it's ready in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional pot pie.
  • Herbed Chicken and Dumplings
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Herbed Chicken and Dumplings

    Get that warm and cozy feeling with an old-fashioned dish that's been updated to have less fat and fewer calories.
  • Mama's Fried Chicken

    Fried Chicken

    Skip the bucket of fast-food fried chicken and remember what it's like to eat "real" fried chicken like Mama used to make. Mashed potatoes and biscuits are optional.
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Chicken Pot Pie

    Could anything be more comforting than tender chunks of vegetables encased in a rich pastry crust? We don't think so. Dig in.
  • Creamed Chicken in Biscuit Bowls

    Creamed Chicken in Biscuit Bowls

    Creamed chicken with biscuits is a home-style classic, and the fun twist here is serving the chicken mixture in biscuit bowls made from refrigerated canned biscuits.
  • Mama's Chicken Soup
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Chicken Soup

    Nothing cures the blues like a big bowl of chunky chicken soup, straight from Mama's kitchen to your heart.
  • Chicken-and-Cornbread Casserole

    Chicken-and-Cornbread Casserole

    Imagine how much more you would love chicken and dressing if you stirred sour cream into the cornbread mixture and topped the casserole with cheese. Here it is – the dish of your dreams.
  • Chicken-and-Corn Pies With Cornbread Crust
    Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Chicken-and-Corn Pies With Cornbread Crust

    These individual servings of chicken pie feature a Tex-Mex style chicken mixture with enchilada sauce, corn, green chiles and chili powder, and the crusty topping is made with Mexican cornbread mix.
  • Sausage-and-Chicken Cassoulet

    Sausage-and-Chicken Cassoulet

    A cassoulet is a French dish of beans, sausages, and meat that's covered and slowly cooked. This homestyle version is covered with a cornbread crust and baked in a skillet.
  • Grandma Dean's Chicken and Dressing
    Jim Bathie

    Chicken and Dressing

    Make any day a Thanksgiving feast by dishing up a big helping of chicken and dressing. Because you make it in a slow cooker, you can toss everything in the cooker in the morning and have a hearty meal waiting for you when you get home.
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