Sage Dressing For Chicken Recipe

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My family just loves this chicken stuffed with delicious sage dressing. They always ask for seconds.—Bobbie Talbott, Veneta, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups unseasoned dry bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 1 tablespoon rubbed dried sage
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 roasting chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
  • Melted butter, optional

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with egg substitute and low-sodium chicken broth, without butter or margarine and skin removed after baking) equals 4 lean meat 2 starch 1 vegetable; also 359 calories, 128 mg sodium, 85 mg cholesterol, 26 gm carbohydrate, 42 gm protein, 8 gm fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, onion, parsley, sage and the egg. Add enough broth until stuffing is moistened and holds together. Stuff loosely into chicken. Fasten with skewers to close. Place with breast side up on a shallow rack in roasting pan. Brush with butter if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until juices run clear. Baste several times with pan juices or butter. Prepare gravy if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sage Dressing For Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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