Chicken In A Cloud

This morning my sweet great-grandmother passed away, 5 days shy of her 99th birthday.  She was one of the most amazing people I have ever known.  My recipe today is one she passed down to me years ago.  It is nothing fancy, but I can assure you, it is wonderful! The bottom layer is a pretty basic, creamy chicken mixture but the top “cloud” is where it sky-rockets into the “passed down through generations” category.  I can’t explain it in a way to do it any justice but it is like a super flavorful cross between a cheesy biscuit and soft, fluffy bread. Hope you all enjoy it. I’m so glad I get to share something so special and close to me with all of you! 🙂


Base creamy chicken layer:

1 cup frozen peas, cooked and drained

2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed

1-10 1/2 oz can cream of chicken soup

1 cup dairy sour cream (I used low-fat)

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp pimento

Cheese Cloud:

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese,

1 Tbsp chopped parsley

1 Tbsp pimento

2 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place cooked chicken and peas in a 2 qt casserole dish, set aside.

Combine soup, sour cream and seasonings in a saucepan.  Heat just to boiling.

Stir in chopped parsley and pimento.

Add cream mixture to peas and chicken.  Stir to mix.  Place in oven to keep warm.

Mean while, sift together dry ingredients for cheese cloud.  Add milk, cheddar, parsley, pimento and eggs to flour mixture.  Drop by spoonfulls on hot mixture in casserole dish (the topping will be rather runny like a pancake batter).  Sprinkle with cheddar.

Bake for 45 minutes. 

Dorothy Ward 02/26/1913 – 02/22/2012

This picture was taken at my wedding almost 11 years ago.  I will miss you GG-ma!

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11 comments on “Chicken In A Cloud

  1. Oh I love how you honored your dear grandma with this lovely recipe. Very sweet! May your sweetest memories of her live long in your heart. I lost both my grandmas many years ago. How blessed you were that yours lived so long. She was beautiful too.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Mindie says:

    Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time! Thanks for sharing such a special recipe.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    What a precious way to honor the legecy that your GG Ma, left you. She would be so proud of you and this recipe looks like pure comfort food. I am sorry for your loss, she was very special to you. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Donna says:

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my Gram a long time ago and still not a day goes by that I don’t miss her! She will always be with you in your heart.

  6. akimbrel says:

    This looks delicious – thank you for sharing. And I’m thinking of you today. Hope to see you all soon.

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