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.
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