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Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

I love stuffing and this creamy rich recipe really hits the spot on a winter night. Sometimes I make the whole bag of stuffing and serve it on the side with a vegetable to make life really easy. 

Stove Top & Oven

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $22.55 as of October 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $13.70.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/3 cup sauce

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and a baking dish

Total time: 1 hour

Equipment

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $8.85.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $8.85 as of October 2022

  • canola oil $3.67
  • flour 5 ibs $2.24
  • paprika $1.00
  • poultry seasoning $1.94

Grocery

Total: $13.70 as of October 2022

  • 4 boneless skinless breasts $6.63
  • 1 onion $0.60
  • 1 green pepper $0.78
  • stuffing mix $0.88
  • mushrooms 8 oz $1.98
  • 1/2 gallon milk $1.67
  • sour cream $1.16

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat skillet with 1/2 teaspoon canola oil and sauté 1/2 onion and 1/4 cup green onion until soft. 
  3. Add onions and green peppers to stuffing bowl and mix well. 
  4. Coat one side of the chicken in the flour mixture. 
  5. Spoon 1/4 cup stuffing over each chicken breast not coated with flour and roll up securing with a toothpick. It is ok if the stuffing is spilling out over the edges. I tuck it back in after placing in the pan.
  6. Add chicken to the baking dish seam side down and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or chicken reaches 165°F
  7. Let chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  8. Heat skillet with 2.5 teaspoons canola oil and sauté half onion, mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until onions are soft. 
  9. Stir milk slurry into the onion and mushroom mixture for 2 – 4 minutes until thickened. Turn off heat. 
  10. Stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream. Serve sauce over chicken. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Menu 5 – Family of 2

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