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Apple Stuffed Chicken

A friend served this chicken when we were over for dinner, and we enjoyed it so much I asked for the recipe. There are many chicken farms in this area, so I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) chicken-flavored stuffing mix
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Prepare stuffing according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle inside of chicken with salt and pepper; rub outside with oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix stuffing with the apple, celery, nuts, raisins and lemon zest. Lightly stuff chicken. Place chicken breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  • In a saucepan, combine the glaze ingredients. Bring to a simmer; heat, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Brush over chicken. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear, brushing occasionally with glaze. Cover with foil and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove stuffing, then carve chicken.

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