RECIPE: Chicken & Apple Sausage Stuffing

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RECIPE: Chicken & Apple Sausage Stuffing

This festive recipe uses our Chicken & Apple Sausage and fresh herbs to make a new holiday classic.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups French bread, cubed
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb (approx. 2 packages) Chicken Apple sausage, casings removed
    • Get creative and substitute with any sausage by Shop Intercity!
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Onion, medium dice
  • 3 Celery stalks, medium dice
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper, coarse grind
  • ½ tsp Salt, kosher
  • ½ cup Dried Cherries (or Dried Cranberries)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Sage, finely chopped 
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Fresh Thyme, stem removed finely chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Eggs
Garnish with:
  • Chopped Italian Parsley and Grated Asiago Cheese

PREPARATION

Chicken & Apple Sausage Stuffing

  1. Place the cubed bread on a baking tray and toast in the oven at 350°F until golden. Cool at room temperature.
  2. Place a large saucepan over medium high heat, and add the oil.
  3. Remove the sausage from the casing and fry it in oil, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon or heat proof rubber spatula. Do not drain.
  4. When the sausage is cooked, add the butter, onion, celery and garlic. Sweat until tender and season with the salt and pepper.
  5. Add the dried cherries, fresh herbs, mix well, remove from the heat & allow to cool.
  6. Place the toasted bread in a large bowl. Add the cooled mixture from the pan to the bread cubes and mix. Add the 2 eggs and mix again. Finally, mix in the chicken broth to moisten the mixture. 
  7. It may not require all the broth. The mixture should be softened but not overly loose. 
  8. Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish, cover with foil and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. 
  9. Remove the foil, and continue to bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Enjoy!

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