Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Minute Chicken and Stuffing

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Because my brain knows that Thanksgiving is right around the corner I am craving some Thanksgiving food.   I'm a simple person like that.  So when I saw this quick Chicken and Stuffing recipe in this months Cooks Country magazine I had to try it.   I was a little leery of it because "G" is pretty particular about stuffing.  This has cranberries in it.  He's not really a cranberry eater.  Anyways, I decided to sneak them past him (hee hee haa haa in my evil Halloween laugh).  

Lo and behold he liked it!  Me too!  

Here's what you'll need:
1 - 16 oz can WHOLE cranberry sauce (not jellied!)
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup half and half
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery rib, finely chopped
1 bag cornbread stuffing mix (5 cups)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Preheat the oven to 450 and move an oven rack to the upper third of the oven.  Whisk together cranberry sauce, chicken broth, half and half, egg, salt, and pepper.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick oven safe skillet over medium heat.  Cook onion and celery until softened.

Stir onion and celery into the cranberry mixture.

Fold in the cornbread stuffing and set aside.

PAT THE CHICKEN DRY WITH PAPER TOWELS.  This will allow them to brown up better!  Salt and pepper the chicken.  Melt remaining butter (1 Tablespoon) in skillet.  Cook chicken until golden brown on each side.

Cover the chicken with the stuffing mixture and bake in upper 1/3 of oven until the stuffing is lightly browned and chicken is cooked through.  About 10 to 12 minutes.

Hot out of the oven --- um, um, good!  A little taste of Thanksgiving early.

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  1. Yum! The cranberries added to the stuffing sound so good!

  2. Interesting recipe! The cranberries are a great surprise!

  3. This sounds yummy! I'm really getting in the mood for Thanksgiving now...and I LOVE stuffing!

  4. That looks and sounds SOOO good! I don't think my family would go for cranberries in stuffing, but it sounds delicious to me! I imagine it would be good with the addition of sliced or slivered almonds (or walnuts), too.

  5. I love it, a quick little Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, I have no problem with cranberries, so this would be good for me. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter.

  6. @Lisa

    Lisa - thanks for the invitation to enter your giveaway.

  7. Looks really yummy but I am the one in our house who does not like cranberry sauce! How can I make this without it?