Simple Roasted Chicken Over Stuffing will make you feel like fall is here. It’s a good comfort food meal for colder days.
Simple Roasted Chicken Over Stuffing
I’m updating a few chicken recipes because September is National Chicken Month. This comfort food recipe for Simple Roasted Chicken Over Stuffing takes just a few minutes, and you can sit down and relax while it bakes. It is a tasty recipe I’m sure you will enjoy.
Chicken is always a favorite at our house. For this recipe, we simply used a large chicken breast, placing it over the top of a bed of stuffing (dressing), and baked it for about an hour. Oven cooking times vary, depending on the size of your chicken breast and the accuracy of your oven. If you overcook it, the chicken will be dry, so check it at 45 minutes and see how it looks. The internal temperature should be 165°F and the juices should run clear. Only check it close to the end of the cooking time, however, or it will dry out. Serve it with a Green Salad and some Green Beans Almandine for a complete meal.
If you do not have a gluten allergy, I suggest you use commercially packaged stuffing mix (affiliate link) as your base for stuffing. It makes the whole meal super easy. For gluten-free stuffing (affiliate link), you may have to make your own using gluten-free bread, onion, celery, and spices. It doesn’t take much longer to make your own stuffing mix if you have appropriate bread available.
What You Need
You’ll need measuring cups and spoons, a good knife, cutting board, bowl, and a roasting pan. Whatever you buy, be sure to get the best tools you can afford. My favorite stuffing mix is Pepperidge Farm.
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Simple Roasted Chicken Over Stuffing
Oven-baked chicken and stuffing in one hour.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 75 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 package of store-bought stuffing mix, such as Pepperidge Farm brand (for gluten free, use your own GF bread, cubed and add additional spices)
- 2 stalks celery (cleaned and chopped)
- ½ medium onion (diced; about 1/2 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
- ½ cup warm water
- Baking spray (such as Pam)
- 1 whole chicken breast
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Any other spices you like to add
- In a large bowl mix the stuffing (or GF bread cubes), celery, onion, eggs, butter, sage and warm water until thoroughly combined.
- Spray a roasting pan with baking spray.
- Dump the wet stuffing mixture into the bottom of the pan.
- Lay the chicken breast over the top of the stuffing.
- Drizzle chicken with olive oil.
- Spread the garlic on the chicken.
- Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and any additional spices of your choosing.
- Bake at 350°F about an hour until the chicken is done.
You can also use a whole chicken and stuff the inside with the dressing. Cooking time will be longer, probably double (2 hours) this way, however.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is DF, NF, SF, CF (if you use sea salt)*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This recipe was originally posted on Recipe Idea Shop in 2012 and updated March 18, 2021.