Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing is like a cozy hug for your taste buds. Picture this: crumbly homemade cornbread mixed with a flavor-packed sauté of onions and celery, all baked to a golden glory. And let’s not forget that amazing chicken stock—it’s like liquid gold that makes everything taste extra fantastic. Top it off with a ladle of rich, velvety gravy, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Thanksgiving side that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds. It’s not just food; it’s a flavor party!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Cornmeal
  • Flour
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Bone-In Chicken Thighs
  • Spices
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Celery
  • Bell Peppers
  • Aromatrics (Sage, Thyme)
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Cream of Celery

How to Make Cornbread Dressing

Make the Cornbread:

  1. Combine yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, creamed corn, baking powder, salt, granulated sugar, eggs, milk, and vegetable oil.
  2. Mix until just combined and bake at 400°F (190°C) until done.
  3. Let it cool, then crumble it into a large mixing bowl.

Chicken Stock:

  1. In a pot, combine bone-in chicken thighs, celery, carrot, green onion, white onion, and spices.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 hours on medium heat.
  3. Strain the broth, discarding solids. Set aside the deboned chicken.


  1. Cook down some bacon. Sauté green onion, red onion, and diced celery until softened.
  2. In a large bowl with crumbled cornbread, add sautéed vegetables, deboned chicken, vegetable broth, cream of chicken, cream of celery and spices.
  3. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.
  5. Bake until golden brown.


  1. Melt butter, slowly whisk in flour until smooth.
  2. Then, add in chicken stock and stir.
  3. Season and serve

Cornbread Dressing

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10


For the cornbread

  • 2 cups yellow corn meal fine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil

For the chicken broth

  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 2 stalks celery cut
  • 1 whole carrot chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 2 tsps chicken bouillon
  • 2 tsp adobo
  • 4-6 cups water


  • 1 1/3 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1 can of cream of chicken
  • 1 can of cream of celery
  • 1 whole green onion diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 celery stalks died
  • 2 tsps adobo
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion
  • 2 tbps sage freshly chopped

For the Gravy

  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 4 tbsps flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • season to taste


  • Mix cornmeal, flour, creamed corn, baking powder, salt, sugar. In a separate boil mix eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Bake at 400 degrees until done, and cool. Set aside then crumble.
  • Boil chicken thighs, celery, carrot, green onion, white onion, thyme, sage, chicken bouillon, chicken bouillon base (optional), salt, pepper, and garlic powder.Simmer, strain, and set aside deboned chicken.
  • Cook down bacon. Sauté green and red onions, and celery until soft. Mix crumbled cornbread, sautéed veggies, deboned chicken, vegetable broth, cream of chicken, cream of celery, and spices.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, and 375 degrees for 10 minutes, until golden brown.


  1. Bacon is optional.
  2. Season onion, celery, and bell pepper mix.
Keyword dressing, stuffing, thanksgiving

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Louisa November 13, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    5 stars
    I usually don’t eat cornbread stuffing ,but this right here was good!

  2. Joy November 23, 2023 at 9:51 am

    5 stars
    OMG this is so good. Will definitely make again next year. Cooked the broth 2 days before making the dressing. So much flavor.

  3. Tywanna N Watson November 25, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    5 stars
    Everyone side eyed (jokingly) thr idea of cornbread dressing, but once it hit their palate, they weren’t disappointed at all!! This was new and refreshing ✨️