Looking for a comfort food dish? I was thinking it was a comfort food kind of day. And I needed a way to use leftover rotisserie chicken. There are many leftover chicken recipes in this blog, but today I wanted to create something new. And time in the kitchen is always comforting to me.
It is important to note the backstory of how I note down the ingredients and cooking methods for the recipes. Hubby scratches his head at my use of scrap paper while in the kitchen cooking. I try to explain to him that using my laptop or iPad is just not practical when creating a recipe. My hands are usually covered in some food like flour, or olive oil, or, or, or. Typing on computer keys would be too messy and hard to clean. So I grab a pencil and whatever scratch paper I can find and start jotting down ingredients and notes.
Now one would think that as an intelligent woman I would plan ahead and have a pad of paper at my disposal when I’m in the kitchen creating recipes. Uh, you would think that, wouldn’t you? I’ve kind of given up as that pad of paper ultimately ends up on another counter where hubby is creating his own list for the hardware store (or the liquor store that is adjacent to the hardware store.) Then he becomes possessive of that pad of paper and I never get it back. (Do you think this may be the result of being cooped up too long with the pandemic? Perhaps.)
Then I remembered my cousin sent me the perfect vessel to collect details of my recipes. I’d been saving it for my garden notes this summer but thought why not break it out now? So I did. It has an elastic band that holds the book closed. Well, right then I knew hubby would not confiscate it because it would be too much trouble to undo the elastic band each time he needed to add to his list. Ah ha! And, wait for it, it has a built-in table of contents! Wow, I’m in notebook heaven! (I also used to get really jazzed when the new school year started so I could go school supply shopping. Anyone else share that excitement?) Well, I guess we can’t all share the same enthusiasm over paper.
Where was I? Oh yes, Corny Chicken & Cheese Casserole. I was going to make something with the chicken and cook the cornbread separately. Then I got a bit lazy and thought, why not dump everything together, throw it in the oven, and call it dinner? And so I did.
I almost hate to admit how easy this recipe is. It really is just a dump of ingredients.
I mixed the cornbread ingredients together before adding the chicken, onion, and cheese, but it really doesn’t matter.
Ingredients are combined and ready for baking.
I love how the recipe makes a light crispy crust.
Makes enough for four servings.
Comfort food at its best!