Roast Chicken with Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Roast chicken is a great alternative to holiday meals when you don’t need or want a large turkey. Roasted chicken with sausage and apple stuffing is also great for Sunday dinners or any other dinner though out the year. And the stuffing recipe that goes with it is just plain delicious! Stuffing with sausage and apple just tastes so good. This roast chicken recipe goes great when served with candied yams and other traditional holiday dishes.
Roasted chicken with sausage and apple stuffing Ingredients:
1 Roasting chicken, between 5 and 6 pounds
1 pound seasoned pork sausage
2 granny smith apples, cored and diced into ½ inch cubes
1 cup chopped onions
1 beaten egg
2 cups of diced stale bread, or bread cubes for stuffing
½ cup butter, plus 2 tablespoons more
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon crushed sage
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Roasted chicken with sausage and apple stuffing instructions:
In a saucepan, melt the ½ cup of butter. Stir in the black pepper, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Remove from heat and set to the side.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet or frying pan, over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Add onions and cook until tender.
Place the butter and onions into a large bowl and set it to the side.
Add the pork sausage to the frying pan and crumble it while cooking and stirring until browned. Drain and add to the onions and butter.
To the pork sausage, onions, and butter, add 1 egg, bread crumbs, and apples. Combine this mixture well.
Gently stuff the chicken with the stuffing with sausage and apple recipe. Place any of the stuffing recipe that remains into a small, buttered baking dish.
Put the chicken into a large roasting pan with the breast up. Brush the chicken with the herded butter that you prepared earlier.
Roast in the 350 degree oven for 2 to 2 ½ hours, being sure to baste every 30 minutes.
Place the dish with the extra stuffing in the oven during the last 30 minutes of baking time and let it bake with the roasted chicken with sausage and apple stuffing.
Remove the roasted chicken with sausage and apple stuffing from the oven and let it rest for ten minutes before carving. Serve with candied yams or sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli for a delicious meal that will make everyone happy!