Baked Chicken Pieces and Stuffing, a delicious alternative to stuffed turkey, half the time and just as delicious. A family comfort food dinner recipe.|anitalianinmykitchen.com
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Baked Chicken Pieces and Stuffing

Baked Chicken Pieces and Stuffing, a delicious alternative to stuffed turkey, just as delicious. A family comfort food dinner recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 4-5 pieces chicken or 2 leg and breast attached
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • FOR THE STUFFING
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped day old bread stuffing bread
  • 1/4 cup butter soft
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger optional / helps prevent repeating

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • FOR THE STUFFING
  • In a large bowl stir gently together bread, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, chopped onion and celery, then stir in softened butter. Place 2/3 of the stuffing mixture on the bottom of a 10 x 8 inch baking dish, slice the chicken pieces (cleaned and towel dried) along the top but not all the way through (see photo), place some stuffing inside and secure with a toothpick or two. Place prepared chicken on top of stuffing, brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, cover chicken with brown paper and bake for approximately 20 -25 minutes**, remove paper bag and bake approximately 10-15 minutes more, (temperature of chicken when done is 165°, chicken juices should run clear and the meat should never be pink). Remove paper bag and place under broiler for approximately 5 - 8 minutes to brown and crisp. Enjoy!
  • ** If you use bigger pieces of chicken baking time will increase.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal