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Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

 Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing
This roasted chicken not only has a down-home country flavor. It's attractive as well. Friends and family are always impressed when I put this on the table.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours


  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 cups unseasoned stuffing croutons
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)


  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, celery and red pepper in
  • butter until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are
  • crisp-tender; do not drain.
  • Place croutons in a large bowl; add sausage mixture. Stir in the
  • parsley, tarragon, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in
  • enough broth until stuffing is moistened and holds together.

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Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Just before baking, loosely stuff chicken. Place with breast side up
  • on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Pour 1/2 cup broth around
  • chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a
  • thermometer reads 180° for chicken and 165° for stuffing,
  • basting occasionally with pan juices. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.