You’re craving a nice chunk of chicken, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, some type of flavourful veggie – but God knows you just don’t have the time to get all that stuff together for dinner… or do you? I can’t remember how I started making this easy dinner but I just remembered it today while pondering two fresh chicken legs. This recipe can be made with any type of chicken you like, legs, breasts or thighs (turkey would also be amazing!). You could even make a vegetarian version by using a nice big portobello mushroom in place of the meat. This is also a great meal to make for a small dinner party. They can be made beforehand and then popped into the oven to bake for a perfect serving time. No kitchen cleanup – maximized hang time. Substitute any of my vegetables for ones you have on hand. Broccoli works really well in place of the cauliflower. So get the foil out and crack that can of mushroom soup!
Wrapped Up Chicken N’ All The Fixin’s Dinner
Serves Four (pictures show for two)
4 chicken legs with thighs or 4 breasts
1 box of stove top stuffing
(ingredients to make stuffing)
1 can of mushroom soup
cauliflower or broccoli
any other vegetables you like to eat
(peppers, carrots, beans, mushrooms, zucchini etc.)
olive oil, salt n’ pepper, paprika
Heat oven to 400 Degrees F
Make the stuffing according to the box instructions.
Chop up your veggies. Pull out a big piece of foil per serving (don’t skimp, you want a nice big piece) and start to layer ingredients. Stuffing first, then potatoes and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
Place semi-cooked chicken on top and then glop on the mushroom soup straight from the can (1/4 can per serving, more if you like extra gravy). Pull largest sides of the foil together and roll shut, then fold up the sides to create a nice little pocket for it all to bake in. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 -35 minutes. As I said, these can be made well beforehand and then popped in the oven at the appropriate time for dinner. You can have your kitchen all cleaned up before your guests arrive.
After baking, pull them out and let them rest around 10 minutes, crack open and enjoy! A side salad would be perfect with this meal.