Deep Dish Cheddar Chicken

from Food from Mama’s Table 

I found this recipe, and made it as an adult, but Mama took it and made it many more times than I did.  A satisfying dish that looks nice on the table for company.  Serves 6-8 people, or 4 if really hungry grandsons, said Mama.


3 cups cooked chicken

1 large bunch of broccoli, chopped (about 5 cups)

1 ½ onion, chopped

2 Tbsp flour

3 bay leaves

6 Tbsp butter

2 cups milk

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Sauté onion in butter.  Blend in flour and seasonings.  Gradually add milk.  Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Add chicken, cheese, and broccoli; mix well.  Spoon into a buttered baking dish (9×13 or 7×11).
  2. Separate the crescent rolls.  Press the perforations and seal the dough to make a sheet.  Cut into lengthwise strips.  Place over casserole mixture in a lattice design.  Brush lightly with melted butter.
  3. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or crust is golden brown.  Serves 6-8 people.

Content used with permission by author, Ruth “Reno” Anderson.

Nada’s Tips & Tricks: Well, we didn’t get all fancy with the lattice and we used frozen mixed vegetables instead of the broccoli.  And I added some hot mustard to the sauce to spice it up a tad.  A great way to use up leftover chicken.  Easy recipe for week night dinners… big hit around our table!