How to Cook Chicken Breast with Stuffing

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Roast Chicken Breast
Roast Chicken Breast

How To Roast Chicken Breast

How To Make a Homemade Stuffing Recipe with Roast Chicken Breast.

This chicken recipe is healthy, quick and delicious.

The chicken breast can also be cooked in bulk so that it can be frozen and used in the weeks ahead. I find this extremely handy especially as it tastes just as good from the freezer as the day it was cooked.

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Or the leftover chicken can be made into delicious sandwiches the following day. I have included step by step instructions with photos on how to cook this main dish.

I prepare and cook this roast stuffed chicken dinner in my own home. The recipe below is for eight portions but if you are not happy with freezing the food then you can use half the ingredients I have given here.

Homemade Stuffing Recipe

My motto is that Homemade if possible is always best.I always make my own stuffing because it tastes better and I can add in the extra ingredients that I like. I will give the basic recipe for my stuffing here and you too can add as much or as little of your favorite extra ingredients.

Free Range Chicken

When I buy the meat I always prefer to buy free range if I can afford it. This is a personal choice as I believe the way farmers breed and farm chickens and turkeys in these battery farms are inhumane and cruel beyond belief.

But I know the meat is a lot more expensive. This stuffed chicken recipe works just the same for free range poultry as it does for that bought from the more intensive farming methods.

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Ingredients

Recipe for Roast Chicken: Serves 8 portions

  • 9 large chicken breast pieces
  • 1 large uncut white bread loaf; bought the day before, opened to let it go stale.
  • 1 packet of breadcrumbs
  • 4 large onions
  • Large amount of fresh parsley
  • Small amount of dried mixed herbs
  • A packet of Butter or margarine

Roast Chicken Recipe - Ingredients

Ingredients for Roast Chicken Breast
Ingredients for Roast Chicken Breast

Homemade Stuffing Recipe

Step 1

1. Turn on the oven to preheat as you prepare the homemade stuffing.

Step 2

Step by Step Instructions for Homemade Stuffing

1. Break up the uncut white loaf in to small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the packet of breadcrumbs and mix in well.

Making your own homemade stuffing means you can decide just how you like it. It is a matter of preference just how small you break up the bread and how much stuffing you like to make.

2. Cut a large bunch of the parsley in to small pieces and add to the breadcrumbs.

I find fresh parsley is best for taste. In most supermarkets and stores fresh parsley can be bought in either packets or as a small plant.

3, Add a tablespoon of dried mixed herbs. Mix in well.

How to Cook Homemade Stuffing

Prepare the breadcrumbs for the stuffing
Prepare the breadcrumbs for the stuffing
Cut up the fresh parsley
Cut up the fresh parsley
Recipe: Add the fresh parsley to the breadcrumbs
Recipe: Add the fresh parsley to the breadcrumbs

Preparing the Onions

3. Peel and cut three of the onions in to very small pieces.

4. Melt some butter in a pot and add the onions a few at a time. Cook on a very low heat until the onions are soft and have turned slightly brown.

5. Add the cooked onions to the stuffing mixture and blend in well.

6. Melt a few nobs of butter in the same pot and add to the stuffing

7. Add any other optional ingredients at this stage. This can be small amount of sausage meat, nuts, peppers etc.

8 My favorite is tomatoes. I also cut in to very small pieces two medium sized tomatoes and add to the breadcrumbs.

9. Season the stuffing to your taste with salt and pepper

Stuffing Recipe

Chop up the onions and put in the pot with a nob of butter
Chop up the onions and put in the pot with a nob of butter
Gently cook on a low heat until soft and nearly brown
Gently cook on a low heat until soft and nearly brown
Add the cooked onions to the stuffing
Add the cooked onions to the stuffing
Mix the onions in well
Mix the onions in well

Preparing the Chicken Breast Pieces

Step 3

1. Cut up the last onion into medium pieces and melt in the pot with some butter.

2. Get you roasting dish ready by adding a large piece of tin foil.

3. Add the onion that has been just cooked to the bottom of this dish. Spread evenly.

4. Take out the chicken or turkey pieces and put on top of the onions in the dish.

5. Then add the stuffing directly on top of the chicken or turkey breasts. Close up the tin foil.

Add tin foil to the cooking dish
Add tin foil to the cooking dish
Add the remainder of the cooked onions to the bottom of the dish
Add the remainder of the cooked onions to the bottom of the dish
Place the chicken pieces on top of the onions
Place the chicken pieces on top of the onions
Add the stuffing on top of the chicken pieces
Add the stuffing on top of the chicken pieces

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Step 4

1. Put the dish in the preheated oven on the top shelf.

2. Leave on the highest heat for ten minutes and then lower down to 200 degrees for one and a half hours.

3. Remove from the oven. The stuffing on top will be well done. You need to stir this around in order to evenly distribute all the juices from the meat.

4. Put back in oven for fifteen minutes with the tin foil top open. This allows for the stuffing to get a nice crispy finish.

5. Take out of the oven and test the chicken portions to see if they are cooked by piercing with a knife. If it goes straight through then it is cooked.

The stuffing is brown and crispy
The stuffing is brown and crispy
Mix in the stuffing to gather all the chicken meat juices
Mix in the stuffing to gather all the chicken meat juices

Step 5

1. Leave the cooked roast chicken in the dish. It is always better for flavour if any meat is left for at least fifteen minutes before being served.

2. Prepare the potatoes and vegetables for the main meal.

3. Serve up and enjoy.

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Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe
Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe

How to Freeze Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley

I usually buy the parsley fresh because the taste is so much nicer. Fresh parsley is also a lot cheaper. It can be bought in packets or as a small plant. If you buy the plant then it will last longer and stay fresh for a few weeks.

But I find any left over parsley is easy to freeze. Once your dinner is in the oven get the remaining parsley and cut up in to small pieces. Separate in to workable amounts. Put in a bag and freeze.

The next time you need parsley it is there ready for you, washed, clean and cut up.

Freezing stuffing

I find if I cook too much stuffing for a recipe that I made that day then it always freezes very well.

It should be cooked though as raw onions do not freeze and left to go cold. Separate into workable portions and store in a bag. Put in the freezer.

The extra stuffing can then be used for other recipes when needed.

How to Freeze Fresh Parsley
How to Freeze Fresh Parsley

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Homemade Stuffing with Roasted Chicken Breast

As you can see from the step by step instructions above this recipe makes a delicious main dish for any family dinner.

The roast chicken does not take long to cook. This dish is also a great meal that can be prepared in advance or in bulk and stored in the freezer too.

Homemade Stuffing

Homemade stuffing is very easy to make and the advantages are many. You can add whatever extra ingredients you and your family prefer. The stuffing is always a lot cheaper and you know you have prepared it in a safe and hygienic way.

All Images are the copyright of L.M.Reid unless otherwise stated

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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Wow. This might be the best recipe Hub I've seen on HubPages... ever. And I have read thousands. I.... just don't know what else to say. T__________T


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for reading my hub and your comment, I appreciate it.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Wow! Congrats on the mention for the contest. I agree: this is amazing! This sounds absolutely delicious, and I definitely want to try this sometime. It's like a little piece of Christmas Dinner, but with a lot less work. Thanks for sharing!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

This looks fabulous! There is nothing better than a homecooked meal made from scratch. Congrats on the contest!


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you for reading.

prairieprincess: Yes it is a lovely dinner to have during the week. It really does not take that long to cook and is so easy to freeze.

tlpoague: I agree with you totally, homecooked meals are always best for taste, hygiene and price.


TajSingh 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Excellent hub! I like the detailed and step by step instructions.


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Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

Simply wonderful. Extremely nice hub.


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Garlic Angel 5 years ago from Dublin

That looks so yummy you have made me hungry looking at it. I have allways wanted to know how to do homemade stuffing, that's a million for the information. Another great hub Viking, well done again ...

Garlic Angel :-)


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

I do love my own version of homemade stuffing. A lot of people put in too many herbs and some add sausage meat which I dislike. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

One of my favorite meals is turkey and stuffing so it is nice to be able to make my own


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BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

A great hub with equally great photos.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Great recipe hub, really! Voted up and awesome.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Great recipe! Voted up as useful

Thanks for SHARING:)


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

I will surely try this out. Wish me luck and hope it come out good


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

This roast chicken and home made stuffing is really worth the effort. Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment and for those for sharing my recipe.

cebutouristspot good luck with the recipe I am sure it will turn out great!

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