Chicken-and-Cornbread Casserole

Chicken-and-Cornbread CasseroleRecipe
Reminiscient of traditional cornbread dressing, this casserole variation includes chicken. Pick up a deli-roasted bird if you don't have 3 1/2 cups of chopped chicken on hand. It yields just enough meat for this recipe.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes
Bake: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups packed crumbled cornbread
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
3 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 (4.5-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Sauté celery and onion in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender; set aside.

Combine cornbread and poultry seasoning in a large bowl.

Layer half of cornbread mixture on bottom of a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Combine onion mixture, chicken, and next 6 ingredients in a bowl. Spoon mixture evenly over top of cornbread mixture in dish. Top evenly with remaining half of cornbread mixture, and drizzle with butter.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven, and top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 more minutes or until cheese is golden. Garnish, if desired.