Stuffing-Topped Chicken

Stuffing-Topped Chicken

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2008

Here's a one-skillet version of chicken and stuffing made with wholesome ingredients. We use chicken thighs because we love the rich flavor of dark meat, but boneless, skinless breast works too. Serve with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes.

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 5 slices whole-wheat country bread, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon salt-free poultry seasoning, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 1½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (see Tip)
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups quartered mushrooms, (6 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine, or dry sherry


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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add celery and shallot; cook, stirring, until the shallot begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add bread and poultry seasoning; cook, stirring, until the celery has softened and the bread begins to crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the stuffing to a medium bowl and toss with ¼ cup broth; set aside. Wipe out the pan.
  3. Toss chicken with 2 tablespoons flour, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the remaining 1¼ cups broth with the remaining 2 tablespoons flour in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add the chicken (shaking off any excess flour) and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high; add wine (or sherry) and cook, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, until almost evaporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in the reserved broth-flour mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Spoon the reserved stuffing over the chicken mixture. Transfer the pan to the oven and broil until the stuffing begins to crisp, about 4 minutes.
  • Shopping tip: Look for “salt-free” poultry seasoning near other spice mixes. If you can only find poultry seasoning with salt, reduce the salt to ⅛ teaspoon.
  • Tip: To trim boneless, skinless chicken thighs, we like to use kitchen shears to snip the fat away from the meat. After trimming, you'll have four 4-ounce portions.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 399 calories; 17 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 62 mcg folate; 76 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 175 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 94 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 629 mg sodium; 598 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 4

October 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
This sounds great, however I'll keep the bone in since gives more flavor and maybe keep them whole. Always looking for new idea to use with thighs, the best part of the chicken. I'll be making this asap. Thanks for this post.
January 14, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Meh - Good, but not AWESOME... I was kinda excited for this one, not gonna lie! If I made it again i would totally Frankenstein it a bit more. It has some interesting techniques I can't say I've used that much and appreciated the reminder of them (like flouring the chicken, using flour to thicken the stock, the bread chunks on top). I guess I had too much invested in the tastes like Thanksgiving in a pan review. Or maybe my idea of Thanksgiving is different, and that's okay. Also I just had this with corn and it left me hungry after... and for the calorie amount I find that odd. Anyways, try it out if you want! I see myself using the bread-on-top idea in the future, that was cool. Pros: Love the stuffing topping! Cons: It was kind of bland. I added garlic and that kind of helped...
March 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
DELICIOUS! A keeper for sure.
September 27, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
It's like Thanksgiving in a pan! I love it!
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