Decided to cook this for dinner, and guess what? My hubby and I couldn’t resist, and he ate more than half of it

Chicken Dressing Casserole is a quintessential comfort food dish that marries juicy chicken, creamy sauce, and savory dressing in a heartwarming bake. This cherished recipe, steeped in tradition, finds its roots in the southern United States, where it’s a staple at holiday feasts and family dinners. It’s a testament to southern hospitality and the comforting, communal meals that define the region’s culinary landscape.

To round out this cozy meal, consider pairing the casserole with sides that contrast and complement its rich flavors. A crisp green salad dressed in a tangy vinaigrette adds a refreshing bite, while roasted brussels sprouts or carrots offer a sweet and earthy counterpoint. For those seeking extra indulgence, creamy mashed potatoes or buttery cornbread are sublime choices, echoing the casserole’s comforting essence.

Chicken Dressing Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup

1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup

10 ½ fluid ounces milk

1 package (6 ounces) seasoned cornbread stuffing mix

1 ½ cups chicken broth

Optional: ½ cup diced onion, 2 celery stalks, chopped

Instructions:

Cook the Chicken: In a large saucepan, boil the chicken breasts in lightly salted water until fully cooked, about 30 minutes. Reserve the broth after cooking. Once cool, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and arrange them in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare Soup Mixture: In a medium bowl, mix together the condensed cream of chicken and cream of celery soups. Use an empty soup can to measure 10 ½ fluid ounces of milk, and stir it into the soups until smooth. Pour this mixture over the chicken in the baking dish.

Moisten Stuffing: In a separate bowl, combine the cornbread stuffing mix with chicken broth, ensuring the stuffing is evenly moistened. If using, mix in diced onion and chopped celery.

Assemble Casserole: Spread the stuffing mixture evenly over the soup-covered chicken in the baking dish.

Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the dish is thoroughly heated and the top is golden brown.

Serve: Allow the casserole to cool slightly before serving to let the flavors meld.

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