Roast Chicken and Mushroom-Onion Stuffing

Makes

Serves 4-6

Menu Suggestions

Appetizer:

Pate and Aged Old Cheddar on Glutino crackers

Entree:

Roast Chicken with Mushroom-Onion Stuffing

Sides:

Gravy, Garlic Creamed Potatoes, and Peas.

Salad:

Broccoli Slaw with Apples, Pecans finished with a Creamy Dressing

Additions & Substitutions

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Ingredients

Whole chicken (3 – 5 pounds)
Lemon, quartered
Few Sprigs of rosemary or thyme, optional
Olive oil or butter
Salt and pepper
Preheated oven 325 F. Roasting time : 20 – 25 minutes per pound

Method

Preheat oven 325° F

Rinse the chicken.

Dry the chicken.

Add the lemon, and sprigs of herbs to the chicken cavity.

Rub the outside of the chicken with olive oil.

Sprinkle the outside with salt and pepper.

Roast 20 – 25 minutes per pound.

Breast side down, roast one hour this way, turn and baste.

Check and baste about every half hour.

Stuffing:

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (olive oil or half and half)

1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

2 cups mushrooms (I prefer cremini or portobello), chopped

4 cups Gluten Free breadcrumbs, (I cubed Gluten Free bread slices)

1/2 tsp nutmeg, preferably fresh grated

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Optional: 1/4 cup chicken broth, if using bread cubes.

Heat butter in a frypan on a medium high, add chopped onions, sauté until starting to soften add mushrooms and nutmeg.

Stir to coat with oil continue cooking until soft.

Turn heat off.

Set aside the cooked onions, and mushrooms.

In a large bowl add your bread cubes or breadcrumbs, add your mushroom mixture.

Mix well.

Optional: If you want a moisture stuffing add your broth.

Lightly oil a medium size casserole dish, add stuffing.

Lightly pack.

Stuffing takes approximately 1 hour.

Set the casserole dish in the oven the last hour of roasting the chicken.