Southern-Stuffed Rosemary Chicken

Southern-Stuffed Rosemary Chicken Recipe
This southern-inspired chicken dish is a flavorful and fantastic choice for something as casual as a family dinner, or as elegant as a Thanksgiving entrée. Smothered with a decadent mushroom sauce, it soon becomes an irrisistable favorite.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes


2 (6-oz.) packages cornbread stuffing mix
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
8 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
4 green onions, sliced
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
1 cup chicken broth
Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs


1. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, and let cool. Stir in egg and pecans.

2. Butterfly chicken breasts by making a lengthwise cut in 1 side, cutting to but not through the opposite side; unfold. Spoon stuffing mixture evenly down center of one side of each butterflied chicken breast; fold opposite side over stuffing, and place in a lightly greased baking dish. Stir together 3 Tbsp. olive oil and chopped rosemary; brush evenly over chicken. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

3. Bake chicken, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until done.

4. Sauté mushrooms and onions in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender; stir in soup and chicken broth. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon mushroom mixture evenly over chicken; garnish, if desired.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix.

Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon,

Southern Living

October 2006
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