Guest Post: Quick Chicken Stuffing Dinner

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Guest Post by Julie Rothacher of As Jules is Going

There are many nights I look up at the clock with maybe 20 minutes to spare before our routine dinner time. THIS was one of those nights. Rushing into the kitchen staring at my dry-erase board menu (1/2 filled in and mainly with ‘Left Over’ from all my cooking the week before), I searched frantically for something that took about 15 minutes. I found it! Chicken & Stuffing! It’s healthy, containing veggies, meat, and bread! Low calorie, just like the hubs likes it! And FAST, just the way Mamma likes it!

 

Running to the fridge and freezer, here were the 3 simple ingredients I was looking for:

  • 8 oz Pre-cooked Chicken Breasts
  • Pre-assembled Homemade Stuffing mix:
    • 8 slices bread
    • ½ cup chopped onion OR 2 tbs onion pwd
    • ½ cup chopped celery
    • ½ stick butter
    • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
    • 1 Tbsp chopped sage, thyme and/or marjoram
    • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Bag of Mixed Veggies

Then I went to town getting dinner ready for my hungry crew:

  • Revived frost-bit chicken. {blush}
    I like to bake an entire bag of skinless, boneless chicken all at once for just such an occasion. Downer: I don’t have quality storage containers. If you have the same issue, learn how to revive your chicken.
  • Reheated the chicken stuffing. You can totally do homemade stuffing but add a little time to prep and possibly different calories.
  • Steam the bag of veggies.
  • Combine ingredients. Sometimes I mix all of these together, but that night I just layered them. I think I like layering better because you don’t accidentally smoosh up your veggies, creating a funky, less-appealing meal.
  • Bake about 15 minutes. Just melt all the flavors together and heat everything nicely. (Note: if you warm your chicken more, you may need less bake time, mine was still slightly frozen)
  • Set your table while the timer runs out and your family is ready to eat in 20 minutes!

 

I didn’t add any more sides to this dish because it had at least 3 food groups represented, but feel free to add some more veggies or some fruit. My husband loves this meal and my kids eat it without arguing (score)! This meal was a Jules’ Remix from a a recipe from e-meals, serves 6, and to my best calculations is about 167 calories per serving.

 

Jules is a missionary serving in central Arkansas with her husband of 8 years, Matt and their children, Magdalene, Isabella, and Benjamin. God is leading Jules and her family on fun adventures. Jules loves sharing on her blog asJulesisgoing.com about the simple silliness of every day quirkiness happening around her home with 3 (4-years-old and younger), a hilarious husband, and their newest endeavors: homeschooling and church planting!

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