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Cracker Barrel Chicken Casserole

You can still recreate this seasonal casserole from the Cracker Barrel with this copycat recipe. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat recipe, Cracker Barrel Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 582kcal
Author Stephanie Manley



  • 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 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg

Chicken Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Crust Mix all together in mixing bowl until smooth. Pour into greased 8x8 inch baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes until done. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  •  When cool, crumble cornbread and place 3 cups of cornbread crumbs in mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup melted butter to crumbs and mix well, set aside. Chicken Filling In a saucepan on medium-low heat, place butter and saute onions and celery until transparent, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended and soup is dissolved completely. Add chicken; stir and blend until mixture reaches a low simmer. 
  • Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat. Place chicken mixture in 2 and 1/2 quart buttered the casserole dish or individual casserole dishes (about four). Spoon cornbread crumb topping on top of chicken mixture (do not stir into chicken filling) and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. The crumbs will turn a golden yellow. Add a side order of country green beans or salad for a hearty meal.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2111mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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