This is a slightly modernized take on the very traditional Southern chicken casserole Jennifer Nettles's mother likes to make. The recipe swaps out the usual canned cream of chicken soup in favor of a quick white sauce. A dash of hot sauce is the perfect finish.
Whether your tastes lean towards cheesy grits or buttery sweet potatoes, these side dishes are the perfect way to have a southern Thanksgiving. These comforting sides, including John Besh's recipe for "the only dish worthy of both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at our house,” will be a hit at the holiday dinner table.