"The applesauce stuffing is a very nice change, and oh so moist and flavorful. You can also do this with pork chops if you like." — ROLANSRECIPES
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dry bread crumbs
1 (16 ounce) jar
1 (14 ounce) can
salt and pepper to taste
1 (4 pound)
whole chicken, cut into pieces
Very good recipe. I modified it slightly to slowly cook the onions and celery (of which I used two stalks) in 1/4 cup of butter in a sautee pan for about 15 minutes. This softened the onions and helped them more readily dissolve into the stuffing. I also added all the herbs and seasonings to the onion mixture and let it sit for about an hour before continuing the prep. When it came time to put everyting together, I then mixed the onion/celery mixture into the breadcrumbs (I used corn bread) and spread it onto the baking dish.
A few other recommendations for improvement beyond this: Take out the chicken at the 1.5 hour mark, then spread out the stuffing onto a shallow baking dish and continue to cook for about 15 more minutes. I found the stuffing a touch too moist and this would dry it out just enough. Also, if you sautee the onions/celery first, you definitely DO NOT need the extra butter drizzled on top. Also, only 1/2 a can of chicken stock is necessary to achieve the right moisture level (I think next time I'd even cut the applesauce down by 1/3 to keep it from becoming too wet).
All that said, however, it is a great recipe!
I didnt like how this turned out at all. The butter on top made it greasy, the stuffing was very mushy and the seasoning combination was just weird tasting. I won't make it again.
I used a boneless whole chicken breast for ease... the skin was crispy and wonderful.
Delicious. Made it without modification. Great applesauce flavor. Family wants more of this.
Like Steve said above, I would definitely saute the onions & celery first, and add less applesauce & broth. The stuffing had a very delicious and unique flavour, but was too moist. Both my husband & I loved it so I will definitely be making it again!
Awesome recipe! My boyfriend and I had a great time making this really simple dish. Tasted great! Really moist and delicious. Chicken fell right off the bone. I'd recommend this to anyone.
I'll make this dish again because of its convenience/ease, but the satisfactory stuffing flavor only rates 3 stars. I sauteed the onion and celery beforehand (with a few sliced carrots I had hanging out in the fridge), and assembled the rest of the dish as directed. After one-and-a-half hours in the oven at 375, the chicken was bordering on overcooked. Still, this dish fits nicely into a busy schedule (quick to assemble and frees up your time while it's in the oven), and healthy enough to earn a reappearance on my kitchen table.
very good and interesting
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Chicken with Applesauce Stuffing
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 351
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