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Sausage Stuffing Topped Chicken Casserole

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one of the best healthy chicken casserole recipes for the holiday season, make this Sausage Stuffing Topped Chicken Casserole from Anne Colagioia. Chock full of lean veggies and holiday flavor, this chicken dish is bound to be a hit. This recipe bakes up in 30 minutes, and is fit for a gluten free diet.
  Dry seasoned stuffing cubes 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Celery rib 1
  Onion 1
  Apple 1
  Salt To Taste
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cooked chicken 2 Cup (32 tbs), diced
  Carrots 2 , peeled and cut into medium pieces
  Peas 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Green beans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Mushrooms 8 , sliced
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Remove the sausage from its casing and crumble it into a large sauté pan over a medium heat and cook until browned.

Add the butter, onions, and celery, and then continue sautéing for 3 minutes before adding the apples. Sauté for an additional 2 minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and gently stir in the dried bread cubes. Cover and set aside while you make the stew.

In a medium pot bring 2 cups of stock to a boil. Add the carrots and simmer for 2 minutes, then add the green beans and mushrooms. Simmer for another two minutes while you make the cornstarch slurry.

Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth and add it to the stock and vegetable mixture. Then, simmer for another minute before removing the pot from the heat and stirring in the peas, cream and chicken.

Pour the stew into the bottom of a greased 9x12-inch casserole dish then spoon over the stuffing. For a crispier top, you could add 1 tablespoon of butter diced into small pieces then scattered over the top before baking in a preheated 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C for 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1322 Calories from Fat 343

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60.1%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 95.9 mg32%

Sodium 4699.6 mg195.8%

Total Carbohydrates 185 g61.6%

Dietary Fiber 15.1 g60.5%

Sugars 21.8 g

Protein 56 g112.7%

Vitamin A 90.7% Vitamin C 31.2%

Calcium 47.5% Iron 75.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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