This moist, hearty cornbread casserole can be made with chicken for a main dish or without for a delicious side dish!
I happen to be a big fan of corn casserole. It’s a lot like cornbread, which I love, but there is even more corn in it, so that’s clearly a win. This week, I wondered if I could turn cornbread casserole into a main dish because this would (1) save time, and (2) allow me to eat a bigger portion! I decided that adding chicken would be enough to make it into an entree, so I set out to do just that. I considered stirring in more ingredients to fancy it up a bit more like diced jalapeños, green onions, or a more nutritious vegetable than corn. Then I remembered my sweet, wonderful, angelic children, the precious children who don’t eat most foods. I decided if I wanted to stand a chance of getting them to eat this dish, I had best keep it simple. This easy cornbread casserole is moist, hearty, and delicious. To be honest, the chicken didn’t add a whole lot except protein. I certainly didn’t mind it being in there, but this casserole would be just as great as a traditional corn casserole side dish. The recipe is a winner, but the chicken is very optional!