Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chicken Casserole - My remake of an old recipe -

Chicken compliments of https://thecliparts.com

Morning Sweet Friends 

Welcome to August......

Hope you had a really great weekend,
with some fun and rest...........

Ours was quite busy for a change,
had a young couple we are working
 with over on Friday evening,  had a
 baby shower for another girl in our 
class early Sat. afternoon,  and then 
our lil darling arrived about 4 pm.
 for  a sleepover.  It was all great fun.....
but by Sunday afternoon I was totally
exhausted and I am sure the heat index
was a big help in that too.  So I took a
good long nap......and was glad I had
nothing I had to do on Monday!!  lol

Was on the phone with our daughter
Dee for a long time yesterday,  as
she was telling me about their trip to
 Charleston, S.C. over the weekend.
 It is looking very likely that they 
may be moving there in the next 
few months. It is about 10 degrees
hotter there,  which she is not 
thrilled about, since the weather is
so great in Asheville, but the have 5
beaches, which she is thrilled about!!
so will know sometime soon how it
is gonna play out!
One nice thing we love about it....
 is it will only be a 51/2 hr. drive 
rather than a 91/2 hr drive,
So can't help but love that!

Thought I would share this great
Chicken casserole with you....I
used to make this all the time when
the kids were growing up and I
seriously have no idea where I got
this recipe,  but stopped making it
about 10 or so years ago after hubby
had his heart surgery as I used to
use stove top stuffing in it, but un-
fortunately they put hydrogenated 
oils in their stuffing, and that is a
 huge No No for heart patients.
So happened to think about it one
day while I was in the grocery 
store and just thinking about how
good it was made me think I can
probably make my own cornbread
dressing and redo the recipe, so
that is what I am sharing with you
in the recipe below.  So hope you
give it a try.....it is definitely a kid
friendly recipe.........most kids I 
have tried it on love it........as well
as the big kids!!  lol

Chicken Casserole Recipe


Krusteaz Southern Cornbread mix

1 1/3 cups of milk or buttermilk
( I used lactaid lowfat milk)

1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
(I use light tasting olive oil)

2 eggs
(I used eggbeaters in the equivalent
of 2 eggs)

*The above items are to make the cornbread
according to package directions.

2 tablespoons of butter

1 medium chopped onion

4 stalks of  chopped celery

2 eggs

2 cups of chicken stock
(I used low salt chicken boullion)

2 Tablespoons of dried sage
(think I might use a lil more the
next time)

1/3 cup of Mayonaise
( I used Hellmans light Mayo)

2 cups cooked chicken (diced or shredded)
(I used Rotisserie chicken I had left over)

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 8oz. package of Shredded Sharp cheddar cheese


First you start with this Krusteaz 
Southern cornbread mix, or of
course, you can make your own
cornbread, if you buy some corn
meal there is probably a recipe
on the box, but I thought of this
old recipe while I was at the store
 and in high heels and my feet
 were hurting, so this was

I made the cornbread the day before.
Just follow instructions on the box.
and if you are making it the same 
day, just cool it first.

Then you cut the cornbread in fairly big 
pieces, and I just rolled it between my 
hands to crumble it all up.  Make sure
 to wash your hand first....
Don't want anyone to think we are
unhygenic here...........lol

You will need 4 cups of cornbread crumbles

Now is a good time to preheat your oven to
350 degrees, and grease a 9" X 13" baking dish.

Now chop your onions and celery,
then in a large skillet over medium heat, 
melt the butter and saute the onions and 
celery until soft.

They should look like this,  try a pc. of 
celery to make sure it is sof enough before 
you finish sauteing.

Now in a large bowl,  add  the 4 cups of 
crumbled cornbread, the sauteed onions
and celery, eggs, Chicken bouillion, sage
and salt and pepper to taste,  mix well.

Add 1/3 cup of Mayo and stir well.

 It should look like the above picture.
Now is the time to add and stir in
 the 2 cups of chicken as well.............

Put it in your prepared baking dish.

Then add the cheese on top, and bake
at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

put the cheese on top and then realized
 I forgot the chicken.........lol,
so I had to scrape the cheese off and stir in the 
chicken, and in my panic over the chicken, 
I forgot to take a picture of how nice it looked
with the cheese on top.  lol

This pic above was taken after I added the 
chicken and had put the cheese back on so
the stuffing was mixed with the cheese
 some. lol but it tasted fine,  and once the 
cheese all melted you could never tell.....

I also forgot to take a picture of the
finished product,  but did have a small
piece left in the fridge so took a shot 
of that, so you get the idea.

We both really enjoyed it!

It really isn't as hard as it sounds!!
and if you want... you can  always
use  cornbread flavor stovetop


Hope you give it a try......you won't be
sorry, especially if you like cornbread
 dressing!  lol

Glad you could stop by for a few 

minutes out of your day.

Have a fabulous Day!

Hugs and Blessings,


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Patti said...

Sounds like a yummy casserole. I mean, cornbread and chicken, how can you go wrong?

Yes, Asheville is a pretty perfect place climate-wise, but I do love that they might be moving closer. That will make long weekend visits much more doable.

Love and hugs,

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti,
NIce to hear from you hon..........and yes, it really is a yummy casserole.

Think we will all be sorry to see them leave Asheville as we have really
enjoyed visiting there as well and you are so right about the climate, it
is fantastic..........

and yes, we are beyond happy about the new time frame cause as you
said it will definitely make long weekends doable where they weren't before
for us anyway, Scott and Megan do a 4 day trip every so often........

Thanks for much for dropping by and for all your warm sweet comments.

Hope this finds you doing well hon,

Blessings, Nellie

Patti said...

Thanks for linking up to Trip to the Past Tuesday!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Patti,
Your welcome, thanks for allowing me to join your party.
and thanks for hosting.

Blessings, Nellie

Rebecca said...

That really DOES sound good. I think I'll copy it and try it for a meal I'm to deliver later this month to a couple from our Sunday School class who are convalescing!

sistersusiesays said...

Hi, Nellie.
Sounds great! I probably would substitute fat free sour cream for the mayo. Looks
delicious! Love you all, Susan

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Rebecca,
It is a great casserole to take to a pot luck dinner or for someone who has been in the
hospital. I have made it many times for that....and they will love it. It also reheats very
well for leftovers.
Glad to hear you are gonna try it.

Praying for you and your family,
Love and Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Susan,
I know you hate mayo but it is only 1/3 cup of Hellmans, and you can't even taste it, Ithink it is just for the purpose of making it more moist, and if you liked Mom's cornbread dressing you will like it, cause Jimmy and I both thought that is what it tasted like, but just that it had chicken and cheese added.

Course, the sour cream might work too..........
Think you will like it anyway.............

Take care,
Love, Nellie

sistersusiesays said...

Hi, Nellie.
I know it tastes just as good with mayo, ha, because I have eaten yours before with the mayo! There's something about cooked mayo as opposed to it being a spread on bread. I love your cooking! You have done such an excellent job of cooking for you and Jim's health! Praise the LORD for your love!! I love you all, Susan

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This sounds so comforting and delicious. It's the perfect moving-into-fall dish, and I am more than ready to start cooking for cooler weather. Thanks for sharing.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Pattie,
Nice to hear from you hon, and thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
Guess I never thought of it as a Fallish dish cause I used to make it year round, but really
after what you said, I really think it would be a perfect Fall dish........
Yea, a change of seasons usually brings about new dishes to prepare, at least at our house,
and sounds like at yours too...........

HOpe this finds you doing well hon,
Have a great weekend,
Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Susan,
You have only had the old type I made, the new one tastes a bit different but better, we think. But hey, to each his own............lol No offense taken.

Thanks for your encouraging words, they are appreciated.

Have a good day and weekend hon,
Blessings, Nellie