Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Stuffing

There are no words to describe this meal,
it is the best chicken dish I have ever made, the hubs and I loved it.
Here's the recipe...
  • 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons minced minced fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, minced
  • 7 ounces Italian Bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth


1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in small bowl in microwave, about 45 seconds. Stir in 1 tablespoon sage, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Brush chicken with herb butter.

2. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add onions, celery, ½ ­teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon sage and remaining 1 tablespoon thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Off heat, place chicken, breast side up, on top of vegetables. Arrange bread cubes around chicken in bottom of skillet.

3. Transfer skillet to oven and roast until breasts register 160 degrees and thighs register 175 degrees, about 1 hour, rotating skillet halfway through roasting.

4. Carefully transfer chicken to plate and tent loosely with aluminum foil. Holding skillet handle with potholder (handle will be hot), stir bread and vegetables to combine, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

5. Add broth and any accumulated chicken juice from plate and cavity to skillet and stir to combine. Warm stuffing, uncovered, over low heat until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit while carving chicken. Transfer chicken to carving board, carve, and serve with stuffing.

Now the best part, pictures.
You must have known there would be pictures!
 Onion and Celery

 Saute`ed just until the onions are translucent.

 Lay the chicken, slathered with all that herbed butter,
right on top of the onions and celery.

 Stuff the cut up bread around it, that's it.
In to the oven it goes, 375 degrees for an hour.

  It comes out lookin' like this.

Hello, Mr. Chicken...

here's the stuffing all finished off...yum.

I made mashed potatoes to go with it.
This is comfort food at it's finest, make it.
It was so easy, you will not be disappointed.


Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Oh it looks very tempting and delicious. Now I am hungry!!

Unknown said...

Looks great. I like how it is all done from one pot.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Where was my invitation for dinner

(sad face)

Montanagirl said...

The perfect fall meal! Looks and sounds delicious!

TexWisGirl said...

blah, blah, blah...never gonna happen. blah, blah, blah...pictures of food. blah, blah, blah...good looking dinner! :)

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Does the onion melt down so it is unidentifiable? Hubs won't eat Obvious Onion.

Muffie said...

Yum! I love roasted chicken and homemade stuffing -- your recipe is the same as mine -- I just don't put it around the chicken, though. I think I'll make this soon, only with some fall veggies instead of potatoes. Thanks for the reminders!!

Sally said...

I want some of that. I'm not much of a cook (except country style) but I am going to make that, and thanks for the visual!

Have a blessed day, Debbie.

Betsy said...

Gosh this is one good looking meal. I bet the kitchen smelled heavenly with the herbs cooking, I know it tastes sooo good.
I will make it and hope it looks half as good as yours.

DIMI said...

What a great recipe Debbie!!It looks soooo delicious!!Very interesting idea the herbed butter,i sure will try it!!

Bethany Carson said...

That looks delicious (and I love mashed potatoes)! I'm making chicken today!

Laura. M said...

Uuummmm ... Exquisite Debbie, and very simple to do;))
Un beso.

barbara l. hale said...

Any recipe that starts out with onions and celery has the makings of a good one! That looks really good!

Brian King said...

Unlike Miss Blah Blah Blah above, I would actually make this! :-) I'm visiting blogs before dinner and I now realize that was a mistake. This looks SO good!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, your chicken looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. I had a laugh over Tex's blah-blah comment.. Have a happy week!

Lisa Gordon said...

This looks amazing, Debbie!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe here.

Gail Dixon said...

YUM! This is indeed the quintessential comfort food. You made it look so easy. Great post with all the directions and step-by-step photos.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh yes, this looks delicious. It's on my list :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just finished dinner. Hungry all over again. Yummmmm!

Beauty Follower said...

The chicken looks delicious!


Unknown said...

This looks incredible, and definitely has me craving Thanksgiving!!!

LeAnn said...

This is comfort food at it's finest. Loved the pictures I can almost smell the yummy food from here. Thanks for the recipe and tutorial.
Blessings for this one!