Introducing a New Comfort-Food Classic: Dirt Chicken

Are you ready to bring a new twist to your dinner table? We’re excited to introduce Dirt Chicken, a delicious and comforting way to spice up your usual meal rotation. This original recipe combines several traditional Southern flavors, with a few unexpected touches to make a truly unique dish.


-4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1/2c cornmeal
-2 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp smoked paprika
-1/3 cup diced onion
-1/2 cup diced mushrooms
-1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
-2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
-1/2 tsp thyme
-1/2 tsp black pepper
-2 cups chicken broth
-1/4 cup heavy cream


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
3. In a shallow bowl, mix the cornmeal, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
4. Season the chicken thighs with the cornmeal mixture, then place in the hot skillet.
5. Cook both sides of the chicken until golden brown, then add the diced onion and mushrooms.
6. Cook until the onion and mushroom are tender, then add the corn, mustard, thyme, black pepper, and chicken broth.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover.
8. Simmer for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
9. Add the heavy cream, then place the skillet in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
10. Serve hot with a side of steamed vegetables.

Unique Aspects

Dirt Chicken is the perfect mix of comforting Southern flavors and savory ingredients. The spicy brown mustard and smoked paprika add a bold kick to this dish, creating a truly one-of-a-kind flavor. This recipe also draws on some traditional comfort-food flavors, such as the butter and heavy cream, which give a once-ordinary chicken dish an indulgent twist. The incorporation of winter vegetables like mushrooms and frozen corn also make this dish both savory and comforting.

At its heart, Dirt Chicken is a classic Southern dish with a unique twist. The special combination of ingredients makes it stand apart from similar recipes. The savory, spicy flavors – along with the hints of cream and butter – make it a truly unique culinary experience. It’s a dish that your family will love and request again and again. So, dig in and enjoy the new classic, Dirt Chicken.