Chicken and Dressing Casserole

1 ½ pounds chicken breasts 10 ½ ounces cream of celery soup 10 ½ ounces cream of chicken soup 8 ounces sour cream ½ cup unsalted butter, divided 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery ½ cup fresh Italian … Continue reading

Piggy Chicken

This recipe for Piggy Chicken comes from one of my friends, Susan Higginbotham. She is a fabulous cook and I am delighted she shared this recipe!
This recipe makes it’s own gravy. Serve with plenty of rice or noodles

Piggy Chicken

2.5 ounce jar dried beef, rinsed, dried, and chopped

4 chicken breasts, halved and skin removed

8 slices bacon

10 ½ ounce can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream

1 to 1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms

Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line 9″x 13″ baking dish with chopped dried beef. Pound chicken breast halves between plastic wrap or waxed paper until ¼ inch to ½ inch thick. Wrap each piece of chicken with 2 slices of uncooked bacon.  If desired, fasten bacon to chicken with toothpicks.

Place bacon wrapped chicken on top of chopped beef in baking dish. Mix soup, sour cream and mushrooms together and pour over chicken. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 3 hours. Uncover the last 45 minutes of baking time.
Serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy!

Published in The News and Neighbor on October 19, 2016

Creole Grillades and Creamy Grits

Deep in the heart of French Louisiana, creole grillades and grits are served for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The dish is pure comfort food in Louisiana. Thin cuts of pork, or chicken are served alongside creamy grits and rich tomato … Continue reading

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Crispy Cornbread Croutons

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Roasted Chicken Breasts- For soups, casseroles and other recipes calling for cooked chicken

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers

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