Crock Pot Chicken And Dressing Tutorial


We do dressing differently in the south. Dressing is moist and delicious, served steaming with sides of cranberry sauce and ample amounts of chicken or turkey inside. Often reserved for holidays, my grandmother changed all of that with her crock pot chicken and dressing recipe. Now we have this family favorite all year long thanks to the little effort involved in preparing it.

I’ve often said there is no sight prettier than an old lady with a casserole dish – but the sight of my Grandmother toting her crock pot has it beat by far! This is from my grandmother, Lucille, to you. Enjoy!
(Good thing y’all aren’t waiting in real time for me to finish this post. Its taking me ten forevers because I am sitting here eating more dressing as I do it.)

You are going to need…TWO pans of cornbread (I know I am only showing one here, but trust me, two, two..), Two hotdog or hamburger buns, two boiled eggs, stick of butter, chicken (I used 4 boneless skinless breasts and just boiled them in water until done), two cans cream of chicken soup, two cans chicken broth, sage, and a chopped onion. Uh oh! Here goes my tangent…..

Eons ago (A few years), I was watching the Martha Stewart show and Donald Trump and his new young thang were on there. The newly acquired Mrs. Trump had come to demonstrate how she makes meatloaf. Who are we kidding here, if you were married to “The Donald” would you make meatloaf? Anyway, lest we actually think she had done this before, she requested a latex glove (which she pronounced “Lah-tex”) before handling the meat. The following segment was perhaps the most riveting food show segment of all time. A super model attempting to smoosh ground beef for the first time. Okay, so my point is this, Mrs. Trump was too good to touch ground beef with her bare hands and you know what? I think she was on to something.

I think all of us, no matter what station in life or how little money we have, should all choose something and declare ourselves too good to do that. Its just a state of mind really. I mean, load your dishwasher and tell yourself in a diva-esque tone “I’m too good to hand wash dishes.” See how it feels, really. Me, I’m too good to chop onions ~grins~.

Alright so…I’m too good to chop onions when the grocery store has the frozen ones in stock but still – at times I am too good to do something and it makes me feel rather indulgent and as close to being a princess as I am likely ever to come.

–End Tangent. On To Recipe–

Alright! Things are heating up here at Southern Plate! We now have ACTION Photography!!! Crumble all of your cornbread into a large bowl. I will be posting a cornbread tutorial later in the week. My mother said she is going to do it because I use whole milk instead of buttermilk when I make it ~dramatic gasp followed by a giggle~.
Tear hot dog or hamburger bun into small pieces and place in bowl. We always use two types of bread in our dressing. The white bread helps to bind it together. If you don’t have any buns, you can always use loaf bread.
Chop eggs.

Add to bowl eggs, onions, sage, melted butter…

…one cream of chicken soup and both cans of broth.
Stir well until it looks like this. You’ve made your dressing!!! Go you!!!
In crock pot, spread half of the remaining can of cream of chicken soup.

Top with 1/3 of your dressing.

Top dressing with half of your chicken. I just tear it up as I add it in here. You can do that or shred it or cut it…or ask it really nicely to separate into tiny pieces and hop i

Repeat with another layer of dressing, remainder of chicken, and a final layer of dressing.
Spread remainder of cream of chicken soup over the top. Cover and cook on low for three to four hours.

Dig in!

Crock Pot Chicken and Dressing

~My grandmother, Lucille

4 chicken breasts, cooked
2 pans of cornbread or two quarts
2 hamburger or hot dog buns (can use a few slices of white bread)
2 Tablespoons sage
1 medium onion, chopped
2 eggs, hard boiled
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 stick margarine, melted
2 cans chicken brother (3-4 cups)

Mix together cornbread, sage, onion, eggs (chopped), melted butter, one can cream of chicken soup, two cans broth.

Make a layer of half the remaining can of cream of chicken soup in the bottom of a large crock pot. Top with 1/3 of the dressing. Top dressing with half of the chicken, shredding it as you put it in. Top with 1/3 dressing, remaining chicken, and remaining dressing. Spread other half of cream of chicken soup over top. Cover and cook on low for three to four hours. Serve hot.


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  1. Jan says

    Your dressing is very similar to my mom’s except she always added the cheap biscuits from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. She always put in celery with her dressing also. It was sooooooo yummy. My middle daughter and I are going to love this in the summer time because we always make extra at Thanksgiving and freeze it hoping it will last us a while. It usually lasts about a month (if we are lucky) and then it is gone! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. says

    Hi! I am loving your recipes! Thank you so much for sharing them! I also live in Alabama (Gadsden) so it is really nice to see our traditional foods as well as the same brands that we have available here! lol

    This recipe very closely resembles my mother’s and I am so thankful because I did not get a chance to write her recipe for it down before she passed away a few months ago. She added celery, but I actually don’t care for celery so I’m going to try it without it. Thanks again!

  3. Angie says

    Man, I am making this for Sunday dinner! My air conditioning went out, and I am not baking in this 100 to 105 degree weather. Thank goodness for crock-pots. Thank you Christy!

  4. tonya says

    I am going to fix this this weekend. My dad gave me a cooked turkey breast so I am going to use it instead of chicken. Will give the onions a good sautee so that my family doesn’t spit out and we still get flavor. THAnks for all you do!

  5. Lisa says

    This is one of the favorite recipes that I fix for church dinners. I always bring home an empty crock pot. We are printing a church cookbook of our favorite recipes. May I include this recipe in our cookbook as long as I include your name and info as to where recipe came from?

  6. Dianne says

    Hey There Christy,
    This sounds just like my Family’s dressing recipe except we add celery. I will definitely have to try this very soon. I LOVE your site & your recipes, I was “born & raised” in Texas & have lived here my whole life & you seem just like a trusted friend. Will the older recipes ever have the button option to add them to our Recipe Box? It makes my day to find your new recipe posts on Facebook…Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Billie says

    I am Southern (Mississippi) born and raised so I am always surfing around the websites dedicated to our kind of cooking. For a while now Saturdays have become my crockpot meal day so when I came across this I knew it was a must for today. We don’t usually have dressing until the holidays so this is a treat! I had a great crockpot dressing recipe that I can’t find so hopefully this will be my replacement. I am waiting on my cornbread to finish baking now so I can get it in the crockpot for dinner:) Thanks!

  8. tara says

    Great recipe!! This is the first that I’ve tried from your site, and my first time making chicken and dressing in the crockpot. I modified the recipe just a little by substituting one can of cream of mushroom for one of the cans of cream of chicken because that’s what I had in the pantry. Also, I added celery. It was perfect!!! Thanks so much!!!

  9. Teresa Javins says

    I made this recipe THREE times this holiday season. That is a first for me. Making dressing has never been something I did well. It was a hit each time. I sure wish I had found your website a lot sooner.

  10. Patsy Maccarino says

    This sounds great but my family doesnt like boiled eggs in dressing , we just put in raw eggs before dressing goes in the oven . The rest of this sounds just like what we use , however, some use sage & some use poultry seasoning .


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