Sunday, December 14, 2008

Turkey and Dressing

Clay and I provided the turkey and dressing for a Progressive Dinner we had with friends this weekend. We had fun preparing the dishes together!

The turkey was completely FREE with a Kroger coupon (no purchase necessary)
Clay injected it with Tony's Injectable Marinade in Honey Bacon BBQ. He let it cook for several hours at 325 degrees. Clay also made a yummy turkey gravy.
The platter is on loan from my mom. Isn't it beautiful?
I made my mom's yummy chicken and cornbread dressing.
It is the BEST dressing you will ever have. It can be a meal all on it's on. Here's the recipe which will feed a large crowd. You can half the recipe for a smaller gathering.
Chicken and Cornbread Dressing
1 whole fryer (I use 4 large chicken breasts to save time OR you can use an already cooked
Rotisserie chicken to save even more time :)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped (I use 2 seasoning packs- frozen veggies- to save time)
1/2 cup butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 batches of cornbread (I use Jiffy corn muffin mix)
4-5 boiled eggs, chopped finely
1 bag of Fritos
2-3 cans of chicken broth (I use about 30 oz.)
Boil eggs and set aside. Make cornbread and set aside. If using whole fryer, boil chicken in water, allow to cool, and debone. If using chicken breasts, cut into small chunks and cook over medium heat in large stock pot. Remove meat when meat turns white and is no longer pink. Add butter and veggies. Saute over medium heat until veggies are clear. Add meat back to pot. Stir in cream of mushroom soup. Add chopped boiled eggs. Break up chunks of cornbread and stir into soupy mixture. Crush bag of Fritos with hands and pour chips into mixture. Add chicken broth slowly. Stir often and stop adding broth when mixture appears creamy. You do not want it to be soupy. Place the dressing in a large casserole dish. It can either be refrigerated overnight or baked right away. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes with foil cover. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes. Serve with turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

the dressing was indeed great! i was actually going to ask you if you give out the recipe. thanks for posting it!
we enjoyed our evening with you guys!