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Cracker Barrel Copycat Chicken Casserole

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Looking for the best copycat recipes from Cracker Barrel? Well we have them! This delicious Cracker Barrel copycat chicken casserole is so good you'll swear it's the real thing. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself!

Ingredients
  • --Cornbread:
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • --Chicken Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced thin
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
Instructions

Cornbread:

  1. Mix all except melted butter together in mixing bowl until smooth.
     
  2. Pour into greased 8-inch square baking pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes until done. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
     
  3. When cool, crumble cornbread and place 3 cups of cornbread crumbs in mixing bowl.
     
  4. Add 1/2 cup melted butter to crumbs and mix well, set aside

 

Chicken Filling: 

  1. In saucepan on medium low heat, place butter and saute onion and celery until transparent, stirring occasionally.
     
  2. Add chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended and soup is dissolved completely.
     
  3. Add chicken; stir and blend until mixture reaches a low simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
     
  4. Place chicken mixture in buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole dish or individual casserole dishes (about four ).
     
  5. Spoon cornbread crumb topping on top of chicken mixture; do not stir into chicken filling.
     
  6. Place baking dish in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 35 - 40 minutes. The crumbs will turn a golden yellow.
     
  7. A side order of country green beans or salad makes for a hearty meal.

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If I don't want to make cornbread topping ( family doesn't like cornbread ) what could I substitute for that?

Never had Cracker Barrel's casserole, but HOLY SMOKES is this good! To make my dollar stretch, I added about 1 1/2 cup noodles (cooked to al dente) when I added the chicken and used a 9 x 13 pan. Also added some garlic powder with the salt & pepper. Finally, I didn't want runny sauce, so I mixed in 2 tbls flour before adding the soup and stuff...made it thick and creamy!

@sandrarising 1262481 - We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this recipe. The amount of chicken broth in the ingredients list is correct, however if you don't like your sauce so runny, you could always adjust the amount of broth. -The editors of RecipeLion

Disappointing, sauce was thin and runny. The entire family agreed that this was not a "keeper". Perhaps the 1 3/4 cups of broth is a misprint?

Hi mspowell45, So glad you enjoyed it! -Editors of RecipeLion

I love Cracker Barrell and love this recipe. I did not change a thing. Some may not like cream of chicken soup, but I do. I wisk it into the drippings from a roast for a rich flavor. Thank you for posting this...a keeper.

Delicious recipe. My family really liked it. The only change I made was to cut the salt to 1/2 teaspoon.

This recipe looks pretty good but I will use a homeade white sauce instead of using cream soup from a can (YUCK) and add in peas or corn. The cornbread sounds divine on top. I think this will be a hit with my family.

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