This Chicken Cornbread Dressing is a family favorite for the upcoming holidays.

Thanksgiving Chicken cornbread dressing

I will be the first to admit that I am extremely picky when it comes to dressing recipes. In fact, I will ONLY make and eat an old family recipe which is your traditional chicken cornbread-dressing. It’s one of those dishes where time and a lot of love goes into preparing the stuffing and getting to share it with family and friends makes it even better.

Thanksgiving Chicken cornbread dressing

There is something about this dish that makes me crave it every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas time. I was going to share it a couple years ago, but I completely forgot or I might have had a baby and no time for Thanksgiving cooking. Not going to make the same mistake again because this will become a new family favorite for you as well.

You can omit the hard-boiled eggs but they are personally my favorite addition to this recipe. If you prefer turkey over chicken feel free to substitute but just know that the chicken is what makes it special.

So breakout the chicken and get ready to make some chicken cornbread dressing.  If you happen to have any leftovers don’t forget to try out these fun turkey dressing meatballs.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Thanksgiving Chicken cornbread dressing

Chicken cornbread dressing


  • 8 inch pan pre-made cornbread
  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded without skin
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl crumble the cornbread.  Tear apart the hamburger buns into bite size pieces and place in the large bowl.  Toss in the chicken, boiled eggs and ritz crackers.  Set aside the bowl.

Add butter to a skillet over medium heat.  Toss in the celery, onions, salt, pepper, parsley flakes and cook for 10 minutes.  Pour this mixture into the large bowl filled with bread and toss.

Place everything into a large casserole baking dish.  Pour the chicken stock over the top and cover with foil.  Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Adapted from my grandmother’s recipe.

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17 comments on “Chicken cornbread dressing”

  1. Yes! I’m so weird with my dressings too. My favorite is the one stuffing recipe that gets made every single year. This year I branched out and made a few new recipes (for the blog) that were delicious but still not as comforting as the old family favorite.

  2. I love conrbread stuffing! This looks perfect!

  3. Dressing (stuffing) is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. This one looks fantastic!!

  4. Thank you! I am in need of a stuffing recipes!

  5. Yay for Thanksgiving recipes!! This sounds so close to my granny’s recipe. LOVE it!

  6. I am right there with ya…stuffing has to be a certain kind for me to devour. No boxed mix. Ever. Love the addition of chicken to this…screw making this just for the holidays! This is straight comfort.

  7. I am so happy you busted out a T-giving recipe!! Bring on the food, especially if cornbread is involved.

  8. I’m super picky about my dressings too! It wasn’t until my husband and I got together and tried HIS family’s recipe that I fell in love with it 🙂

  9. We have a cornbread dressing that is a family tradition for Thanksgiving! Love this one!

  10. I realize I don’t have a nice dressing casserole recipe. I love it. What a great change of pace.

  11. I have such high stuffing (that’s what my family calls it) standards too, and I absolutely love using cornbread. I’m not familiar withadding hard-boiled eggs, but I totally trust you. Looks amazing!

  12. I love dressing/stuffing SO much, and you just got my excitement for Thanksgiving kicked into super high gear. I don’t think I’ll be able to wait that long to try this recipe, though! 🙂

  13. Love family traditions! We have a dressing recipe that’s been in our family for generations, and it’s something that is MANDATORY for my on Thanksgiving. I love seeing everyone else’s classic family recipes, and yours looks ahhhh so so good.

  14. This simply looks phenomenal. And just in time for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  15. This looks so yummy and hamburger buns…who knew?! I’m putting this on my “to try” list for sure. 🙂


  16. Why isn’t sage listed? I’ve never heard of a southern cornbread dressing without sage.

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