If you are a true southern cook, you probably not only love dressing, but you are very partial to your own recipe. I am no exception to that. (Amby has some amusing observations on dressing versus stuffing, which is the food of Yankees. And to all of my non-southern readers, although we take our dressing very seriously here, this post is meant in fun).
I found a great recipe for a combination of chicken and dressing which can be made in a crock pot. I thought that was a great concept, but I didn't like many of the ingredients. So this recipe is actually just a slightly altered version of my dressing recipe with chicken added. The original recipe also called for a rotisserie chicken, but I don't like dark meat, so I just boiled some chicken breasts.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing4 -6 small chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 recipe cornbread (to follow), crumbled
10 slices of day old bread, crumbled
2 stalks chopped celery, sauteed, then chopped in food processor
1 small onion, chopped, sauteed, then chopped in food processor
1 tsp sage
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 eggs. lightly beaten
4 cans cream of chicken soup
Combine ingredients and place in a greased 6 qt crock pot. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or on high for 1 - 1/2 to 2 hours.
1 cup self-rising cornmeal (not cornmeal mix)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, melted
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
Combine ingredients. Pour into a greased muffin tin. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. Yield: 12 muffins
Bake cornbread. I like to use a muffin tin:
Process cornbread into crumbs:
Place day old bread in a processor...
... and process until you get fine crumbs:
Combine onion and celery and saute in butter until tender:
Then chop in processor:
Combine ingredients and place in a greased crockpot:
Cook on high for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or on low for 4-5 hours. This is a photo of some that has been partially eaten by all of us at the class I did last Saturday.
This is amazing creamy delicious. And it further proves to reiterate the inimitable futility and pointlessness of stuffing.
Yes, Yankees, southern women are smart, too. : )