Chicken & Dressing (Once a Month Cooking)

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Total Time
20 mins
40 mins

When you've cooked ahead, you have not only ensured a month's worth of healthy meals for your family, you are also ready for guests, you have a meal on hand to share with a shut-in, and if you become ill or there is a family crisis - well, at least dinner's ready!

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  • 4 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 12 -16 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 18 -20 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 2 -3 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter in large pot.
  2. Sauté onion and celery.
  3. In large, separate bowl, pour eggs and milk over bread cubes and toss until completely moistened.
  4. Add this to celery and onion and fry until lightly browned.
  5. Add chicken.
  6. Freeze in ziploc bags.
  7. Freeze broth in glass jars, plastic containers, or ziploc bags.
  8. To serve, thaw.
  9. Pour mixture into large, heavy pot.
  10. Pour half of broth over top.
  11. Heat over medium heat until hot all the way through, adding more of the broth as mixture becomes dry.