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Kairos Chicken & Dressing and Cornbread

Recipes courtesy of James K Jones from Kairos Kafe
Good Day Alabama
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

Kairos Chicken & Dressing
2 Cups boneless Chopped Chicken (we use leftover grilled chicken, and leftover rotisserie chicken works great as well)
4 Cups Cornbread, crumbled (see recipe at the bottom)
4 eggs
1 cup cream of Celery
1 cup cream of Chicken
1/4 cup Heavy Cream, plus one splash for bottom of pan
1 red onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 Teaspoon minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Pinch Sea Salt
1 Pinch Celery Salt
1 Pinch Cracked White Pepper
1 Pinch Cracked Black Pepper
1 Sprig each of Fresh Rosemary and Fresh Sage

Preheat a sauté pan, and add butter until it melts. Add in diced onions and celery and cook on high heat for about a minute, just long enough to get a good sear on all of it. Add in garlic, celery salt, sea salt & both peppers, poultry seasoning, and oregano. Stir around and cook until onions become translucent, taking care not to burn the garlic.

Transfer cornbread into a large mixing bowl. Add in eggs, heavy cream, cream of chicken, and cream of celery. Pour the warm sautéed onions & celery over entire mixture and mix well with a spatula or with your hands (that's how I do it).

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9X12 casserole dish (or a cast iron skillet) with cooking spray. Put in a splash of heavy cream and even it out into the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle in garlic, a dash of salt & white pepper, rosemary sprigs, and fresh sage. Spread Dressing mixture out evenly over the bottom of the pan. Using your hands place pieces of chicken evenly all over the pan and gently push them under the Dressing.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and cook another 10 minutes or until the Dressing becomes golden brown.

Serve with your favorite Turkey or Chicken Gravy and Cranberry Sauce!

3 cups Self Rising Corn Meal
1/2 Cup Self Rising Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 eggs
3 cups buttermilk

Mix together well and pour into a greased sheet pan. Cook at 350 for 20-30 minutes.


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