Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simply Farmhouse Chicken

Just tried this new recipe and all three kiddos loved it ~ 3 thumbs up! Super easy & very tasty!

Preheat oven to 350.

2 bone-in chicken breasts, with skin
olive oil
salt & pepper
1 T butter
1 medium onion, diced
4 celery ribs, diced
4 T butter
4 T flour
2 c. milk
1 pkg. chicken-flavored stuffing mix, prepared according to directions

Spray baking sheet with PAM. Place chicken breasts on baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the tops. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Roast chicken breasts for 30-40 minutes or until juices run clear.
While chicken is roasting, make stuffing mix and set aside to cool. Saute onions and celery in 1 T of butter until translucent and softened. Transfer to a bowl. In same saucepan, melt 4 T butter and add in flour to make a roux. Cook for about 1 minute, then add in milk. Cook until thickened.
Once chicken is roasted, pull back the skin and cut out the meat. Cut into bite-sized chunks. Add to white sauce, along with onion/celery mixture. Season to taste.
Pour chicken mixture into greased 8x8 square pan. Top with prepared stuffing. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.

* I got the idea of roasting chicken from Ina Garten, aka "The Barefoot Contessa". Roasting the chicken this way makes it SO flavorful & juicy ~ it's worth the extra trouble!