How to make it

  • Prepare cornbread mixture as directed on package ( or, if you know how, make your own cornbread--no Jiffy Mix! I make my own, but I really don't measure, so I can't give good instructions on this).
  • Using a liberal amount of vegetable oil, sautee vegetables until softened (it sometimes turns kids off to eat crunchy onions and green peppers!)
  • Crumble cooled cornbread
  • Add croutons (as little or as many as you want)
  • Using discretion, add cans of broth until mixture is moist, not soupy
  • Add cans of creamed soup to mixture as well as vegetables with oil
  • NOTE: your dressing (stuffing) should be aromatic and full of flavor at this point, which is why spices are added last)
  • Add the spices to taste, being careful not to over season
  • When you are satisfied with your flavor, begin adding stuffing to opening of chicken breasts
  • You can either close off breasts with tooth picks or fill breasts to a point where the dressing is visible through opening
  • Cover and bake in a pan pre-sprayed with vegetable oil at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes to ensure doneness of breasts (large breasts take longer to cook, especially when stuffed)
  • Pour gravy over breasts (optional) during last 10-15minutes of cooking
  • After removing from oven, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes to allow juices to settle.
  • Slice across width and serve with cranberry (optional, but usually how the kids like it)
  • NOTE: Notice that soul food cooking is actually an art, and is not usually done using a measuring cup and exact times. It's just learned! So, add your own twists and be mindful of cooking times; mine may not be precise; I just KNOW when my food is done to my liking.
  • ENJOY!

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  • nakedchef 10 years ago
    sounds fantastic, I have to try this soon, thanks
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  • trackwidow 10 years ago
    This sounds fantastic! I cook by feel and by taste most of the time.
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  • quepidoll 10 years ago
    Oh...Welcome to the group..:)
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  • quepidoll 10 years ago
    Your recipes look great..My kind of food!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Great Recipe! You cook like I do.. just dump! It has been hard on some recipes to put on here! Keep them coming!
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  • gingerlea 10 years ago
    Ya know, I don't know anyone who fixes homemade cornbread dressing that can measure. I just dump and taste!!!!!!!! Learned from a great woman from the Arkansas Delta (ex-mominlaw) and just had to watch her dump. She even churned her own buttermilk. Tried to keep the Jersey cow out of the wild onions!!!!!!!
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  • joyinabasket 10 years ago
    Good golley..this is one of the "stuck your foot in it" meals! I love it! Thanks!
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