How to Make Traditional Southern Chicken Cornbread Dressing


This Thanksgiving I insisted that we shoot a video of the preparation of my Mom’s chicken dressing, considered by many to be a true test of a Southern woman’s cooking chops. To my friends outside the Southeast United States it may appear that this recipe simply calls for five quarts of flavored fat, some protein (chicken), and a binding agent (cornbread). BUT!!! Until you’ve had the opportunity to have this recipe explode in your mouth, you don’t know what you’re missing. And believe me, I’ve watched people from Los Angeles fall to pieces when they encounter southern cooking, especially if somebody calls it “soul food”. While this recipe changes all the time, you can download the recipe (including the ingredients) of a “standardized” version and try cooking it yourself in the comfort of your own kitchen!!

Just click on over to the “Downloads” section of my website and scroll down until you find the PDF for “Six Degrees of Cooking”. Or if you’re really, really lazy you can download it by clicking here!!! Remember: don’t eat more than a handful of this at one sitting… it’s PACKED with calories, salt and fat. And if you do make it, be sure to check back and let me know how it turned out!!

2 thoughts on “How to Make Traditional Southern Chicken Cornbread Dressing”

  1. Hello. The recipe’s link is somehow malfunctioning. Is there a way that it can be renewed? I use this recipe every year, but have recently purchased a new computer. My old one completely crashed so I no longer have the recipe on file. I’d really love to make this for Thanksgiving. The video leaves a couple of ingredients out. Thank you.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for letting me know that link was broken. I have corrected the link to the PDF, which has been moved to the “Art” section of my portfolio website at “www.drewprops.com” – please stop over for to visit that part of my site and feel free to SAVE the recipe book to your own computer. It’s a PDF and can be shared via email with your friends :)

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