How was your Monday?
Mine was FULL of cookies…not made by me, but made by my co-worker’s wife…whom I’ve deemed Satan’s mistress. I swear I don’t know what it is, but if there are cookies within an arm’s reach of me, I get “cookie fever” and wind up feeling like a diabetic about to go into insulin shock by the end of the day, but I’ll touch on this more in tomorrow’s WIAW post…
Oh yeah, it’s coming.
Time to show all the gory details of my single-handed cookie massacre!
Um, sorry about that folks, not sure what came over me ::cough::sugar::cough:: there!
Anywho, I thought I’d share the chicken recipe from last week’s “Southern Cookin’ Potluck”, but first a little background:
This recipe has been in my family for YEARS! It’s a dish that my great-grandmother was always famous for and like a lot of simple southern recipes, it’s quite the money-saver and most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen any old time.
I honestly was not a fan of this dish as a child…probably stemming from the fact that I hated eating meat because it “took too long to chew” and the only vegetable I liked was tomatoes…as in ketchup. Fortunately, I’ve come to my senses in the past few years and realized why my family always got so excited about the thought of having “stuff” for dinner!
Granny’s Chicken “Stuff”
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: entree high protein grain-free nut-free chicken
Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
- 1 whole roasted chicken (3-5 pounds)
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cube chicken bouillon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon A-1 steak sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground sage*
*Sage was not included in the original recipe but I threw it in assuming the flavor would pair nicely with the other ingredients…and I was SO right in making that assumption. 🙂
1. Bone and skin chicken and, using your hands, shred the meat into bite sized bits. Set aside.
2. In a medium-large soup pot, melt butter over medium heat and saute onion until translucent.
3. Sprinkle flour evenly over onions and stir together until it resembles a paste of sorts.
4. Stir in 1/2 cup of milk and whisk well.
5. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk and the chicken broth, stir and reduce stove temperature to low heat.
6. Add the rest of the ingredients and the shredded chicken from earlier and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes at least to allow time for flavors to meld.
7. Serve over warm crumbled cornbread.
I didn’t get fancy with my cornbread…just used the recipe on the back of the package of cornmeal, but if you’re like me and always seem to produce dry crumbly cornbread from just about any recipe, don’t worry in the slightest…that is the BEST kind of cornbread to soak up all that glorious sauce!
As for the recipe for the out-of-this-world-amazing pineapple upside down cake, I only WISH I could take credit for that, but I owe it all to Deb over at Smitten Kitchen! The only changes I made were using whole wheat pastry flour (ha, the ONE healthy ingredient), being lazy and going with canned pineapple, and throwing in the maraschino cherries so I could get that traditional pineapple upside-down cake look!
If I failed at getting the point across last week, let me just say again that this is THE best pineapple upside-down cake I have ever tasted in my life!
Now, if only I could go back in time and
relive re-taste last Wednesday’s potluck!
What is your favorite “southern” entree? dessert?
In all seriousness, Chicken “Stuff” is by far my favorite entree…as for desserts, I’m a total sucker for peach cobbler…as long as it’s ala mode! 🙂
I’ve always thought that I live in the wrong place…. Southern food just ticks all my boxes. Sadly, I’ve never even TRIED most of it. I’m practically a third world citizen!!!%$@$#!!!12!
Chicken and dumplins is one of my favorite Southern meals! This STUFF sounds perfectly divine and so easy to make… gotta love that whole stick of butter… that’s how you know it’s delicious! Peach cobbler rocks my world too… and fried green tomatoes!!
I LOVE those creamy chicken dishes! When I was in college one of our cafeteria’s made the best creamy chicken dish! I totally need to make this!
I am a total sucker for cookies! I can be stuffed to the gills and you put a plate of cookies in front of me and I can’t stop. I actually really like those cheap sugar cookies you can get at any super market. I dont judge. Haha.
This “stuff” looks amazing and easy to make. Unfortunately, I don’t have a favorite southern recipe since I’m from Turkey. But as a grandma recipe, I love my grandma’s potato meal (http://kitchenimpromptu.com/swee-potato-meal) and cornbread!
anything grandmother-made is delicious!
even my grandma’s cabbage recipe gets me every time. 🙂
Country Fried Steak is my favorite (it’s actually chicken, not steak, in the recipes my family uses). Love love love!
Southern comfort food is the best. I feel blessed to have a mother from New Orleans — without her I wouldn’t know about red beans and rice or jambalaya or gumbo or shrimp stuffing. And recipes from grandma are always the best!
Oh wow! I can only imagine how southern feasts go down in your family! I LOVE cajun food so so much!
Thanks for the “stuff” recipe! Looks really good 😉
Oh my, the fave southern food-meal? How do I choose? I love fried okra, turnip greens with hot water bread, southern cooked pinto beans sweet taters (skin rubbed in bacon grease and baked), chicken and dumplings, grits, chicken and dressing, peach cobbler, and the list goes on!! But of course, the way my Momma did it was best (;)) and some things can really taste bad if not cooked correctly (non seasoned turnip greens? Blech!) One definitely needs to know how to cook the southern way to make em taste right!
Thanks again for recipes! I’m gonna go check out the cake recipe now!
Your welcome Missy! And oh yeah, there is a HUGE difference in greens made by someone who actually knows what they’re doing! And throw a ham hock in there? Pure bliss!
I want you to know that you know have me craving chicken and dumplings seriously bad now!
Boiled peanuts! I had never even heard of them before I moved to Georgia.
Sweet potato casserole is definitely my favorite…with greens, and cornbread! Your chicken “stuff” looks good, though. It’s funny how old family recipes mean so much, even if they are simple or seem like nothing fancy. Our family has a Coca-Cola Chicken recipe that is so treasured just because of the “lore” surrounding it!
Ohh, I bet the chicken gets nice and tender with the soda! Yum! Love sweet potato casserole, but I’m pretty picky…not a fan of the marshmallow topping…or too much brown sugar. But I LOVE candied sweet potatoes! My mom makes some of the best!
My grandma’s from the south, so I love everything she makes! I have to say, my top three are her chicken and dumplings, glazed ham and fried blueberry pies. And holy cow your chicken looks amazing!
Thank you Alexa! Mmm, chicken and dumplings! Can you believe I’ve never actually had homemade chicken and dumplings before? Crazy right?!
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That looks like a winner of a recipe! YUM.
WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW – MY HUBBY AND I TRIED THIS RECIPE LAST NIGHT AND IT TURNED OUT AMAZING. WE ADDED A CAN OF PEAS AND A CAN OF CARROTS – BOTH DRAINED – TO THE RECIPE AND IT WAS LIKE CHICKEN POT PIE FILLING. WE PUT IT OVER HOME MADE SOUR DOUGH ROLLS I HAD MADE…..YUMMY. THANKS FOR A NEW RECIPE TO ADD TO OUR COOKBOOK.
Oh wow! The idea to add the peas and carrots was great! I’m so so glad you liked the recipe! You just made my night! 🙂
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