I have a tried and true recipe for those occasions that call for a meal being delivered to a friend or neighbor’s house. You know, like when someone has had surgery, a death in the family, given birth. There are many instances when a casserole can just brighten someone’s day.
Give this one a try. It’s easy and I promise, everyone will love it. It’s tradition for me to make it for anyone we know that’s had a baby. So much so that my family actually calls it “Somebody Had a Baby Casserole”. There are even members of my family who have had babies just so I would bring this casserole over to their house. It’s that good, people! So here you go.
Somebody Had A Baby Casserole
1 whole chicken (I cheat sometimes and just use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups of chicken broth
1 stick of butter or margarine
1- 8 oz. package of Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing
Place chicken in stock pot and cover with water. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, thyme, etc. Boil chicken until done. Remove the chicken and let cool. Reserve 2 cups of broth. (If you use a store bought rotisserie chicken, then you will need to pick up some chicken broth as well). Remove the chicken meat, cut into bite sizes and place in casserole dish.
Mix the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups with 1 cup of broth. Add to the chicken and stir well.
Mix the stick of butter and cup of broth together until butter is melted. Add the stuffing and mix until stuffing is moist. If it is too dry add more chicken broth. Remember you can add more broth but you can’t take it out.
Place stuffing on top of casserole and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until bubbly.
I usually make a double batch of this recipe when I am taking it to someone, so I have one for my family as well. I actually made this the other weekend at the special request of my family. We didn’t know anyone who had actually had a baby recently, but we reasoned that someone, somewhere had had a baby that day, so we ate it in honor of all the babies born that day around the world.