The Equinox has come and gone and we are enjoying some very fall-like weather here in Maryland. There is a definite chill in the air, as well as lots of rain.
It’s an absolutely perfect time for comfort food. And I think that casseroles, particularly chicken casseroles, are extra comfy.
This Yorkshire Chicken recipe comes from the cookbook Favorite Recipes from the Outer Banks Woman’s Club.
Nothing weird here. The only thing that I did in the way of substitution was swap out Poultry Seasoning for the ground sage. Because I didn’t have sage. And in the milk mix I put in dried parsley and dried thyme. But aside from that, I followed Ms. Barbara Sherman’s recipe to the T.
Yeah, electric skillet!
It’s amazing how close to a fried chicken it turned out like at this point. I might have to remember to do this little shake n’ bake technique with some smaller pieces of chicken and see if I can get them cooked all the way through.
I baked it closer to 1 hr 20 minutes because, you know, apartment oven.
This is how stupid I am–I thought that somehow this would end up being a gravy and not a bread. But–hell-O?!?! It’s Yorkshire. Like, as in Yorkshire pudding? Of course this would be exactly what it was:
And what it was, was delicious. It was like chicken in the stuffing instead of stuffing in the chicken.
I love how the edges got a little brown and puffed up away from the edge of the casserole dish.
I served this tasty casserole with fake mashies and corn (very hey-it’s-not-that-far-from-Thanksgiving!). But the dinner was a bit dry. It was easily remedied with this:
Yeah, I am classy like that: Fake mashed potatoes. Canned corn. Canned gravy.
But hey, I kinda made bread from scratch with this dish! Seriously, this may have been my most successful “bread” ever.
Anyway, the chicken was cooked perfectly and the Yorkshire pudding part was great. I think it would be interesting to maybe mix in some canned mushrooms or some cooked onions and celery and see if this could turn into something that was even more like chicken and stuffing (or dressing if you are from the South, like the Outer Banks Woman’s Club).
Speaking of which, is there a difference between stuffing and dressing other than the fact that one is in the bird and one is out of the bird? Which is it that you serve come Thanksgiving and Christmas?