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Easy Chicken & Dressing

chicken and dressing on a plate

Although mother-in-law is no longer with us, I can still honor her memory by making some of my favorite meals of hers.  Every Saturday she would prepare a huge dinner around noon and all of the family would gather and enjoy eating together.  Though she cooked many different things, my favorites were her  Chicken & Dumplings and Chicken & Dressing.

My mother-in-law would make her cornbread from scratch when she prepared Chicken & Dressing, but I have streamlined the process by using a packet of cornbread mix.  All I had to do was add some water and bake.  I take another shortcut by using chicken that has already been cooked.  You could buy a rotisserie chicken from the store and pull the meat off of the bones.  I was fortunate to find a package at Kroger with the meat already pulled.

In a large bowl, I crumble the cornbread and add the remaining ingredients.  I then mix it well and pour into my baking dish.  I bake it for about 50 minutes in a preheated (375 degrees) oven.

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Easy Chicken & Dressing

You don't have to spend all day in the kitchen making chicken and dressing. Here's my streamlined recipe for the Southern classic dish.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dressing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 460kcal
Author Lynda


  • 1 6 oz packet cornbread mix
  • 1/4 cup sage
  • 2 to 4 cups chicken cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • Prepare cornbread according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Crumble cornbread into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.
  • Pour into a 9-inch square baking dish and bake for 45 – 50 minutes.



*I like to bake the sage into the cornbread. I simply add sage to the mix and prepare the cornbread according to the directions on the package.
**Recipe updated October 2018.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 814mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g
chicken and dressing with cranberry sauce

Now if stuffing is more to your liking, check out the recipe at The Salty Side Dish for Homemade Stuffing.

 Other delicious Southern recipes:

Easy Lemon Pie with Grape-Nuts Crust
Southern Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
Recipe Rating

Jackie Davis

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

The recipe calls for 1/4 cup sage. Surely, you mean fresh sage. Right?


Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Nope. I know it seems like a lot, but good dressing has a lot of sage in it.

Suzette Buck

Sunday 24th of June 2018

What size dish is that/how many servings? I would like to make it as the main part of a meal .


Sunday 24th of June 2018

The number of servings would vary based on the size of the portion. I am not sure about the size of the dish, but I imagine a 9x9 glass baking dish would work.

Aldin bakao

Sunday 11th of December 2016

I need chicken and dressing if what will because I have no idea about that please answer what is dressing chicken ..thanks for reading and accepting my suggestion


Sunday 11th of December 2016

Dressing is often made with cornbread and seasoning. It is quite often eaten at Thanksgiving in the United States, though Southerners like to eat it any time.


Monday 12th of May 2014

i love the heart shaped dishware. it would be so classy on special occasions!

Cheryl Free

Sunday 11th of May 2014

I like the William & Mary Large Round Bowl.