This is a very tasty good textured dressing, flavorful with Sage and spices, and fresh apples along with 2 kinds of sausage baked with chicken makes a filling meal.
What you Need:
8 boneless chicken breast halves; (if thick sliced I slice them halfway through for a pocket to stuff)
For the Dressing:
2 baguettes (long French bread), stale, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound Country Sausages, preferably homemade
1 large onion, cut in large (3/4 to 1 inch) dice (2 cups)
5 stalks celery, peeled, split lengthwise and cut in large (3/4 to 1 inch) dice
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut in large dice
1/4 cup Italian parsley, leaves picked and very coarsely chopped
1/4 cup branches fresh sage, leaves picked and coarsely chopped
2 cups turkey or chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
How to Make this:
baking sheet and put in a low oven (250 F) for about 1 hour to dry
them out. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the sausage meat
and brown it, breaking up meat into pieces about the size of a quarter.
Transfer meat from skillet to large bowl, using a slotted spoon. Add
onion and celery to the skillet. After 1 minute, add the apples and
cook 2 more minutes.
a 9 x 13 baking pan (2 tablespoons).Layer the chicken breasts, I stuff mine a little,
with more butter (4 tablespoons). Preheat oven to 350 F and bake for 50
minutes to 1 hour. The top should have a nice golden brown crust.