March 24, 2014

Smothered Chicken Casserole {and Cookbook Giveaway!}

I think I’m going to start awarding recipes a “God Bless America” title when they’re really really amazing. Remember when I made the Cajun Cake and it was so good all I could say was God bless America, that’s good so that’s what I ended up renaming the cake?

Well, when I ate this smothered chicken today I had the same experience. The onions loved it. Husband loved it. And I loved it. I mean like loved it loved it. There was not one bit of this left when we were done with it. The kids were using their bread to sop up the cheesy bits of potatoes from the bottom of the dish when we were done. I didn't even have to rinse the casserole before I put it in the dishwasher.

The bottom layer is like potatoes au gratin then it’s topped with tender, flavorful chicken and bacon and it’s all smothered in cheese. I mean, come on! Talk about a home run for your taste buds! And the best part? It’s all wrapped up in a perfect casserole.

Before I tell you about the recipe, let me tell you how it is that I came to cook it. My pal, Stacey Little from Southern Bite, just published a cookbook! And I have the honor of reviewing it and hosting a giveaway (details below)!

The way this usually works is that I read through the cookbook, pick out a recipe to cook, make it, tell y’all about it and then host a giveaway. As I was leafing through the book (which is chocked FULL of amazing, easy Southern recipes) I came across Stacey’s Easy Smothered Chicken and just knew I had to make it!

I bought all the stuff I needed to make it and then had an idea. Stacey’s recipe doesn't have potatoes but I got to thinking that all that creamy goodness could easily work with sliced potatoes to make a casserole. And I’m one of those folks who, if I've got to turn my oven on, I’m getting as much out of it as possible! Deciding to use potatoes and make a casserole caused me to make a few other changes as well so what I ended up with isn't exactly like Stacey’s recipe. But they’re definitely close. Like cousins. Like first cousins. Who are buddies.

Smothered Chicken & Cheesy Potato Casserole
recipe adapted from the Southern Bite
4-5 medium russet potatoes
1 10.75-oz. can condensed cheddar cheese soup* (such as Campbell’s)
1 1/4 cups milk
8-10 slices of bacon
8 chicken breast tenderloins (about 1.25-1.5 pounds)
4 ounces cheese**, shredded (about 1 cup)
Salt & pepper

Combine cheese soup and milk then whisk until smooth. Reserve 1 cup of cheese soup mixture and set aside to use later.

Wash and peel potatoes then cut into thin slices (about 1/4 inch thick). Spray the bottom and sides of a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 of the cheese soup mixture into the bottom of the dish. Add a single layer of potato slices. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Spoon another 1/4 of soup mixture over potatoes. Repeat this process two more times so that you have three layers of potatoes topped with soup mixture. Don't forget to salt and pepper each layer of potatoes. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice bacon into 1/2-inch strips and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until bacon is browned and crispy. Remove bacon pieces from skillet with a slotted spoon; set aside.

Season chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper (I actually used my Chicken Scratch seasoning) then sauté in bacon drippings over medium-high heat until lightly browned (we’re not trying to cook them through, just get a nice sear on each side); set aside.

Remove dish from oven and uncover. Arrange chicken tenderloins on top of potatoes and pour reserved cheese soup mixture over chicken. Cover tightly again and continue cooking for 30 more minutes.

Remove dish from oven and uncover. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over chicken and potatoes then top with bacon pieces. Return dish to oven and continue cooking, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

UPDATE: Though I have made this many many times and never had this issue (and though an hour is plenty time for three layers of thinly sliced potatoes to cook) a few folks have reported having to cook their casserole longer for the potatoes to get done. Be sure your potatoes are only 1/4" thick and that you only have three layers. If potatoes are not par-cooked and somewhat tender after the first 30-minute cook time, cover again and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes before adding the chicken.

*NOTE FOR CANADIANS... Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup is totally different in Canada than it is in the US. I used it last week on vacation and was shocked at the difference. The colour (you like I spelled it like you do, right?), texture and flavour (and again) are different but it should still work. I just can't promise it will be as delicious. Boo. Yo, Campbell's, what's up with that??

**I used Monterrey Jack because I thought the white cheese would be a nice contrast to the cheddar soup mixture but feel free to use whatever's handy!

Stacey’s recipe calls for thinly sliced onions and I almost layered them with the potatoes but I let Brutus talk me out of it. Consider adding thinly slices onions to yours – I think it would be great!


PRINTABLE RECIPE


CONTEST HAS ENDED
To win a copy of Stacey Little’s, The Southern Bite Cookbook, simply leave a comment below with your email address (just one comment per email address, please). If you’re not comfy doing that, you’re more than welcome to send me an email at southyourmouth@aol.com with “The Southern Bite Cookbook” as the subject and you’ll be entered.

Done and done! Easy-peasy, bo-deasy!

I will randomly select and email the winner after 4PM EST on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway starts today Monday, March 24, 2014 and ends Friday, Monday, March 31, 2014. Contest is open to US residents only.

Winner will have 72 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.


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232 comments:

  1. This looks like a great book and I would love to win it, thanks for the opportunity.
    glxygormet@verizon.net

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  2. I ran across your blog a few weeks ago and absolutely love it!! Chicken Scratch is amazing!! We have used it many times already including yesterday on grilled butt chicken after our beloved Wichita State lost to Kentucky! Sigh! Thanks for all your creativity, humor, and great recipes! kpalecki@cox.net

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  3. This is definitely on my list to make, as it has all of the hubby's favorites in it....cheese, potatoes, chicken and BACON!

    Thanks for the recipe and the give-away!

    lisag21658@yahoo.com

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  4. Need to dig some chicken out of my freezer and get this cooking one day this week. icyeyes1971@gmail.com

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  5. Looks AMAZING!!! I am so changing the menu for this week!
    If the recipes are anything like yours I'd love a copy.
    Thanks Mandy!!!
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  6. Mandy, I use your recipes all the time and would love to have a copy of the Southern Bite Cookbook. The potatoes, chicken and cheese looks like it will be great. I will try it and let you know.

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  7. Looks delicious! I've pinned it and would love to enter to win a copy of her cookbook. Thanks! Stacy (stacytarkowski@gmail.com)

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  8. This looks amazing. Can't wait to make it tonight! (makingcakes@hotmail.com)

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  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe - it sounds divine and super easy! The book looks very inviting also! TKDecker23@aol.com

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  10. YUMMO!!!! Can hardly wait to make this. Thanks for the chance to win a cookbook. (shelley32177@yahoo.com)

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  11. This recipe looks great. The cookbook must be awesome to have the start of this in it! Thanks for the chance to win. kierstennichol@yahoo.com

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  12. Yummmmm..I'll be making this tomorrow! Thanks (jnutz@cox.net)

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  13. I have to try your version of Smothered Chicken! Looks and sounds yummy!
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  14. would love a copy of the cookbook, and LOVE the recipes that you post! deanasmallwood@outlook.com

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  15. Yum! That looks awesome....good call on the potatoes :)
    I would love to win a copy of Stacey's book! (erikaharless@yahoo.com)

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  16. That looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. mrsjeieio@aol.com

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  17. Perfect-got a bunch of cheddar cheese soup on sale and have been looking for the perfect recipe. I think this is it as my honey is Mr. Potato!

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  18. Would love to try this cookbook!
    dky765@aol.com

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  19. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your web site. If this book is even close to YOUR recipes, I'd love to add it to my collection.
    pjsimonds@hotmail.com

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  20. I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity.
    lsuttles@wildblue.net

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  21. Sounds amazing :)

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  22. I love all the reciepes i have found on your site and your friends.

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  23. All things Southern????? All things GOOD!!!!!!

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  24. YUMMY!!! lmpaton1@aol.com

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  25. These recipes are wonderful! Would love to see your friend's cookbooktoo.

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  26. Please pick me random. This will make my day!!! Lucyskub@Hotmail.com

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  27. The Smothered Chicken recipe looks and sounds amazing. Definitely added to my Try soon List!
    Lgj3364@msn.com

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  28. Made your pimento cheese recipe yesterday for a family gathering and it was the hit of the event! Plan to try the Smothered Chicken next, and would love to win a copy of your friends new cookbook.
    Thanks

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  29. I'd Love to win a copy of this cookbook. This recipe looks amazing! somewheresewin@yahoo.com

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  30. This looks so delish! I can't wait to try it. I have pinned it to my Pinterest board. I pin most of your recipes :) chyriemoore@yahoo.com

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  31. Sounds yummy! cledperez@hotmail.com

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  32. I.LOVE.COOKBOOKS!
    cooleyad@aol.com

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  33. I live in Jersey but love cooking southern food! amysoltis@comcast.net

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  34. Sounds delicious! Would love the cookbook!

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  35. I am from Louisiana but now live in Wisconsin, but still love my southern food. Would love a southern food Cookbook
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  36. Lovin' from the oven. I love trying out new recipes and the family loves taste testing them! addeberry@gmail.com

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  37. Can't wait to get this in the mail! ;-)
    Thank you!
    Reneelyn33@hotmail.com

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  38. Love your site and all of the recipes I have tried are super delicious and so easy! You have become my go-to site for recipes :) Sara - sara3deee@gmail.com

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  39. The recipe looks so yummy.....but unfortunately I can't eat potatoes, I know I know it's awful. I looked at Stacy's version and will try that one. I would LOVE to win her book and see what other recipes she has.

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win! allykatz55@yahoo.com

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  41. Love your site and Stacey is a favorite too. Thanks to both of you for providing some good down home cooking.

    Grasswidow58@aol.com

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  42. Wow! Talk about "good timing" -- opened my email and read (and drooled over!) this recipe just as I hit the "what are we gonna have for supper" (original plans fell through 'cause we got a "mom, can you babysit..." call! LOL) Looks amazingly scrumptious! Thanks! SueL5775@yahoo.com

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  43. Being a Northern I would love a chance to win her cookbook.... :) Love so many of the southern dishes you have posted....
    miga1104@comcast.net

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  44. Book and recipes look amazing! Hope to win! Thanks! ucmelaffn@aol.com

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  45. Your recipes are wonderful and this cookbook looks great! Thanks for the opportunity. jgober@roadrunner.com

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  46. This recipe looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing, and thank you too for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

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  47. Would love to stay connected with my Southern roots, even though I live in the land of snow and sleet! farmands@mchsi.com

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  48. Chicken, potatoes, cheese and BACON.. How could that be anything but delicious?

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  49. I love your South My Mouth and will be cooking way more than usual because of the delicious sounding recipes! I love to try new recipes and would love to win the cookbook! barbara.gamble@rocketmail.com

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  50. You always have such good recipes. I have saved many of them.

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  51. I love trying your recipes!
    meezer@ymail.com

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  53. Love to cook & try out new recipes for my brothers' family! This would make a great addition in our household! Love all your posts, also would love to win this cookbook! Pattirain317@gmail.com

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  54. Thank you so much for the chance to win - I have a bit of a cookbook obsession! Stacy.menifee@risd.org

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  55. Thank you for the chance to win! I would love to win this cookbook and am looking forward to trying the smothered chicken! randy_jennifer2000@yahoo.com

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  56. This cookbook looks like it is going to be great! Brennamgraham@gmail.com

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  57. Love this recipe - I am going to try with Frozen Hash Browns! colleenfperry@yahoo.com

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  58. Absolutely love your recipes & can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing with us :) ~ Deb from the 'Boonies of Maine' LOL ~ delta_b_me@hotmail.com

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  59. Being from New England , I love all your recipes. Hooked my daughter up on your page as she just moved to South Carolina!

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  60. This looks so yummy! I've pinned it & gonna try it soon!! Thanks for all your recipes posted!
    toyota_gal66@yahoo.com

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  61. Melissahawkins12@yahoo.com
    Putting this into my dinner menu for next week. Husband and sons will love it!!

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  62. Absolutely love all of your recipes!
    jwitalis85@yahoo.com

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  63. My mouth is watering looking at this recipe, would love to see more!!
    maddemarco@hotmail.com

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  64. will be making this tomorrow night! janeymac@aol.com

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  65. This looks like a great book!
    5fishon@att.net

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  66. That chicken look fantastic

    bigjrfan8@msn.com

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  67. My email address is maryxmas43@yahoo.com

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  68. Love your recipes! blondie500@gmail.com

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  69. Cousins are awesome! sugarcookiestopeterbilts (at) yahoo dot com

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  70. Would love to win this cookbook,!!! Brenshiff@aol.com

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  71. I would LOVE this cookbook! I collect cookbooks & use them often to try new dishes. I would love to add this book to my collection. I know there will be a lot of recipes I will want to try. Grammagale@hotmail.com

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  72. Love your recipes and hope to win!

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  73. Would love to try these recipes!
    moench@gctel.net

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  74. Looks like an AMAZING recipe! I hope I win the cookbook!
    maryann25@comcast.net

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  75. You are MY kind of cook! I recently discovered you...oh my! Hubby will be happppppy with the luciousness I am about to give him! I would LOVE your cookbook! I have to have a cookbook or recipe card in front of me. The iPad just doesn't cut it!
    Fcampbell61@gmail.com

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  76. Delicious looking recipes and I LOVE cook books. Heather. hbradley@comcast.net

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  77. I enjoy your food blog as well as Stacey's. I love all of the recipes and would love to win his cookbook. Thanks.
    janceel@yahoo.com

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  78. A new cookbook-caan't think of anything better. honey941@gmail.com

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  79. The above recipe sounds great! Would love to win the cookbook! judycm@hotmail.com



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  80. I love "southing the mouth" of my sweet northern husband. ;)

    melinda.wood7@gmail.com

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  81. Making this tonight! CANNOT WAIT!
    mayperleslie@gmail.com

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  82. Love your blog!!! I look forward to all the yummy food and fun stories you share!!!

    nosloblonde@yahoo.com

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  83. thank you! this looks delicious and the book looks fun too.
    melissabearm03@gmail.com

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  84. I love all the recipes you post and this cookbook in my kitchen would be a real treasure.
    auntpete@centurylink.net

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  85. Would love this.... pamgaskinmed@yahoo.com

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  86. Love your blog, recipes, and stories. My family loves every dish I create from your website.
    melincoli@yahoo.com

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  87. Love this site and would be honored to add this cookbook to my collection!

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  88. I would love the cookbook! underhood3@yahoo.com

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  89. I made this recipe last night! It was delicious and even better today! The husband said it was definitely a keeper! Thanks for all the laughs and the amazing recipes!

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  90. ncfwater@comcast.net I would love this cookbook!

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  91. I love Stacey's recipes! Got my fingers crossed that I win his book.

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  92. Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com
    I would love to win this book...and I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  93. I am always looking for something different to cook for dinner, I will definitely have to try this. tae8099@yahoo.com

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  94. Looking forward to trying this recipe this weekend. letiab40@yahoo.com

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  95. I stumbled upon your blog and I am so happy to have found you. I love to cook, and I have been stalking your page everyday since I found it. :) Stalk in a good way!!! Once seeing this recipe I had to check out Stacey's...make that 2 new webpages to stalk for new recipes!
    ecital01@yahoo.com

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  96. Pick me...oh please pick me!!! I'm new to cooking and my family thinks I need all the help I can get. I will try this recipe next.

    Mjeanninesb@gmail.com

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  97. Thank you for the wonderful recipes! God bless you and your family! vanessam@utahcounty.gov

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  98. will be trying this dish soon! rmgarza18@yahoo.com

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  99. I collect cookbooks and I would love to add this to my collection.....I will be trying this soon as I can get to the store for the chicken and the can of soup...It looks so good and I'm sure there would be a lot of great dishes in the book to try...Thanks for this one....rebbiedog@yahoo.com

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  100. I am excited to try this recipe, I think with green onions!
    daybristal@yahoo.com

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  101. I would LOVE to have the Southern Bite Cookbook. I'm a Southern GURL by way of GRANNY! And this Chicken is about to go down at my house!!

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  102. love love love cookbooks!! My husband always complains when I buy a new one...till I make a yummy recipe out of it!! We're making this smothered chicken and cheesy potatoes tonight for supper!!
    lalena98@yahoo.com

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  103. brittanyfilbeck@yahoo.com. It sounds so yummy

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  104. Crystal WeinreichMarch 26, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    It looks amazing!! Might make a quick.run to the store for what I need! Hoping to win!!. Thank you for the chance!! Crystalweinreich@gmail.com

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  105. i am learnintg to cook more than just steaks . i like what i see dmead000@msn.com

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  106. Looks great and can't wait to make it! zeli_72@hotmail.com

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  107. This recipe looks delish! Would love to enter the giveaway! jennandbrianne@aol.com

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  108. This looks great and will try this weekend for my family! Love this site ! Thanks for entering me in the giveaway- Julie A. dixiespot63@gmail.com

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  109. I love chicken and cheese dishes. bonitar@epix.net

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  110. If the recipe you posted was any indication of the yumminess of the other recipes, I'm in for sure!
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  111. yesssss! shira.ashley@gmail.com

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  112. This sounds like a great dish! Defiantly gonna have to make. All your recipes sounds great. Thank you.
    tabithal26@yahoo.com

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  113. Would love to win this so I can learn to cook new things for my son and fiance.

    Kaylaneveling@gmail.com

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  114. What a cool gift to win!!!

    Bannie602@gmail.com

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  115. Your recipes look so delicious. I'd love to win.

    taylorhilton15@yahoo.com

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  116. Adding cheese soup to the grocery list (but may try a cheese sauce instead).

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  117. I would love to try this cookbook! wanda72 (at) aol (dot) com

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  118. I love all of your recipes, please pick me!!!

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  119. My son is a cheeseaholic, I think he would love this!! I cook dinner every Sunday for my family and I think I will try this. We would love your recipes. What is the recipe for the shrimp and mash potatoe recipe that is pictured on the top of this page??? Looks delicious!! Please pick me.....Thanks, Mona luisi6@comcast.net

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    1. Shrimp and Grits. Very Southern. Enjoy!

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  120. THIS LOOKS LIKE A DISH BOTH MY KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WILL LOVE. I AM GOING TO TRY IT TONIGHT. THANKS FOR THE GREAT RECIPE!

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  121. My husband and I are picking up a new "onion" Saturday for our home. My nephew (7 yrs) will be coming to live with us and he loves to help in the kitchen. This will be a fun recipe to do together. (I'll handle the slicing of course). Thanks for the stories and recipes. And the GiveAways of course!! deana.muth@yahoo.com

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  122. This looks amazing! I am so trying this tonight!! Excited!!!!
    joralen@gmail.com

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  123. I think this will be tonight's dinner. hmills@wowway.com

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  124. Anything backed by you - must be good!! I am such a huge fan, not one of your recipes have let me down yet!!

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  125. This new cookbook will fit in nice with my new kitchen. msdonna930@tampabay.rr.com

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  126. I would love to win this cookbook! And I WILL be buying the ingredients for this casserole today! tashamiller711@gmail.com

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  127. [crossing fingers] I'm at marciewho at email.com!

    Looks like a great cookbook!

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  128. Perfect. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!! mcclurecharlesly@bellsouth.net

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  129. Looks like a great cookbook and a n awfully scrumptious recipe too! I'm stuck in the north, but your site brings me home! oaks22@hotmail.com

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  130. I will be trying this!! Velynda@gmail.com

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  131. Love her recipes!! abhandari09@yahoo.com

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  132. Making this on Sunday! My husband & I always have a Race Day Feast and he saw this & begged me to make :) Love trying any recipe you suggest! Thank you for all your great recipes! kerrimorgan@hotmail.com

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  133. Thanks for opportunity to win the Southern Bite cookbook. Love your website.

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  134. kieferrac@yahoo.comMarch 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Would love to try these recipes!!!!

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  135. I love cookbooks! stacy@slmpetersen.com

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  136. Shut the front door! Love the blog. Love cookbooks! el at lohrenzonline period com

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  137. Looks awesome! donnagriffie@gmail.com

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  138. Love your blog and Southern Bite's too!!!! Would love to win this book! Maybe one day I'll have cookbooks from ALL of my fav bloggers!!! ~ pink50@tx.rr.com ~ Have a blessed day! :)

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  139. I could eat this page! Thanks for the chance for the cookbook. iquilt2@comcast.net

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  140. Love your recipes and would love to win this cookbook...collect cookbooks and this would make a great addition! bjdickerson@hotmail.com

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  141. I need this cook book more than you know. Lol. SonyaShops@Yahoo.com.

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  142. Thank you so much for putting all of these great recipes in one place! I love your blog and wish you much success in your new endeavors!
    lwinesburgh@gmail.com

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  143. Thank you for a nice and easy giveaway. Love my cookbooks

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  144. I can not wait to make most of what is on this blog! I'm hungry just looking at it all. Thank you so much for all the great ideas!!!
    zachty920@yahoo.com

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  145. SO MANY RECIPES TO TRY!!! BLONDEBABY9363@YAHOO.COM

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  146. I would love to win your cookbook the recipes look delicious, for supper tonight i am having the cheese potatoes and bacon i got hungry just looking at it.. Thank you for the interesting recipes... grandmaginnie1@verizon.net

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  147. Can't wait to try this!! With three kids I'm always looking for something that will make everyone happy, this sounds like it would!!
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  150. Cooking has alway's been a thing I've loved doing FOREVER! Looking for YUMMY recipe's is another, so i'm so happy I ran across your web site. I LOVE it, you really got it going on! I just read the recipe for The Smothered Chicken and can't wait to try it. I'm praying right now i'll be a winner of your friend's cookbook since I collect them and this one sound's EXCELLENT! Thank's for being here for all of us, I really enjoy you!!!!
    gagirl6009@yahoo.com Patricia Pollard

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  151. The Smothered Chicken recipe looks so delicious and am anxious to try it. I came across this from Ziplist as it was a recipe of the day type of thing. Anyway, am always looking for new ways to fix chicken. Would love to win the cookbook as well because anything Southern has to be good!

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  152. This recipe will be our dinner tonight - looks scrumptious! Would love to see more! jabc@att.net

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  153. I am happy to have the opportunity to win this cookbook! misyann30@aol.com

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  154. I'm making this first chance I get!! Love all your recipes!! I would love that cookbook if the other ones are this scrumptious! Jacquiewil@comcast.net

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  155. kimberly (at) oh-my-baby (dot) com

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  156. Jackie, jctrotter51c@gmail.com

    Hope I win, love your recipes and making this for dinner tonight. Can't wait, yummy!

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  157. I am going to make the God Bless America Cake for dinner tonight, but I got distracted by the picture of the smothered chicken recipe. The potatoes seem like a great addition to make it a meal (and maybe stretch it if the need arises). Yum
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  158. Looks good :)
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  159. This looks goooood!! I'd love to have the cookbook!

    jungeloril@gmail.com

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  160. This would be a perfect addition to my cookbook collection

    marthajean87@yahoo.com

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  161. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was so good and i added green onions and jalapenos and omg!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!!

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  162. On my way to the store now can't wait to have this for dinner tonight hubby should be happy all his favs in it!!!! toyotas4us@gmail.com

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  163. Sounds great! Would love the cookbook :)

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  164. I will be trying this recipe this week! This cookbook looks awesome. Would love to win it!

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  165. I am so trying this recipe and would love to win the cookbook! deven1018@hotmail.com

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  166. In the South we call cousins who are that close Kissin' Cousins. Can't wait to try out both versions of this!

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  167. Congrats Mandy! This luscious recipe had the most clicks at last week's Weekend Potluck! Thanks so much for your faithfulness to be a part. We love that you share at our virtual table.

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  168. This made my mouth water. Meganlela@aol.com

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  169. I cannot wait to get to the kitchen to try this......what's not to like......bacon and cheese.....what could be better. Oh, maybe ice cream! ;)
    judy@dayhoff.org

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  170. Thinking of trying some french fried onions on top..

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  171. I just found your website yesterday and Smothered Chicken is the 3rd recipe I've tried all ready. My only complaint is there were no leftovers! Love your site and your writing keeps me in stitches. I can't wait to try some of the other recipes.

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  172. Do you think i would work to use hash brown potatoes instead of cutting them all up?

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  173. This looks great I would love to win this cookbook sounds so yummy

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  174. Sounds like a great recipe will definitely give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing. Ksenka_08@hotmail.com

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  175. Tried this on my family last week and they loved it also suggested putting mushrooms in it too which I will try next time and in also going to try it in the crockpot because im not a fan of turning my oven on in the warm weather! Keep them coming

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  176. I love food and cooking, I'm so excited to have found your website today! Looking forward to trying this recipe and more. impishone21@yahoo.com

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  177. Just cooked this and it is a keeper/

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  178. This is amazing! Thank you so much. I am so hoping to have the cookbook.

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  179. This is awesome. I will try to make it tonight at my home.
    Thanks

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  180. Hey there! I came to your blog chasing down the Smothered Chicken recipe... saw the shrimp and grits photo banner and had to look that up to add to my menu for the week. Then, the tab titled Random Crap caught my eye so I ventured into there and had such a fun time reading your writing that I just had to let you know! It is always great to meet ppl with whom I can relate. Thanks for sharing your life so that others can be uplifted, enlightened, entertained, and even inspired! Your life is multifaceted artistry :)

    W/a Smile, Tiana
    seagullsinthemountains.blogspot.com

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    1. Tiana, I'm so sorry I didn't see your comment before now. Thank you so much!

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  181. Hi I am new to your blog and just read over the recipe and I can't wait to try it but I think I am going to leave out the onions and in some wonderful sautéed mushrooms that was cooked in that bacon well sounds yummy and I can't wait to try more of your recipes keep your blogs coming.

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  182. Hello Mandy, I looked through the comments and didn't see answer to my question so I'm going to ask anyways just in case I missed it.

    Is there something other than Campbell's Cheese Soup I can use, as me and my family do not like it? This recipe sounds amazing other wise.

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    1. Any of the other creamed soups would work (chicken, celery, mushroom, onion, etc.)

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  183. My family and I don't care for the flavor of the cheese soup. Is there something else we could use?

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    1. Any of the other creamed soups would work (chicken, celery, mushroom, onion, etc.)

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  184. Made this tonight for dinner and the family LOVED it. Super simple and easy to make. Just wondering if you can freeze this dish?? Thanks again

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    1. I'm not sure as I've never frozen it myself but I can't imagine that you couldn't. If you do, let us know how it turns out!

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  185. Made this today for dinner. Very good but the potatoes took forever to cook. Baked it for 1 1/2 hours total and they were still slightly under done. Next time I will parboil the potato slices before assembling the casserole.

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  186. I made this last night for my family and it was a HUGE success! I used a Rotisserie Chicken seasoning on the chicken when I was searing it which made it absolutely to die for. I also added the bacon and the cheese when I added the chicken (missed that I was supposed to wait) and baked it for 45 minutes after the chicken was added and it still turned out fabulous. The chicken was so moist. Great recipe! My family thanks you.

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  187. Thanks! I love collecting great cookbooks!
    tandtbaker2004@yahoo.com

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  188. Ok - silly question: is it supposed to 1 & 1/4 cup of milk, or just 1/4 cup?

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  189. I followed the directions exactly, but the potatoes were not cooked. the oven temp / cook time needs to be adjusted. don't add your chicken until you potatoes are tender.

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  190. could this be done in a slow cooker?

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  191. I collect cook books and I am sure this would go great with my collection. My email address is maloneymona@yahoo.com.
    Thank you and I be waiting to hear from you.

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