Chicken Dressed in Turkey

I love catering to the special requests given by my loved ones. A few years ago I was asked to make chicken instead of turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner. I decided to make it fun and have the chicken taste like a Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Needless to say, it was a hit. I have been making this dish ever since for many different occasions and it is loved by all.

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preparation Time
30 mins

cook Time
60 mins


524 per serving


  • 14 pieces skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion (1 medium), chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, finely minced or grated
  • 1-1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 box chicken stuffing mix (6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 14 slices turkey bacon


Step 1

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and set aside.

Step 2

Saute onions, celery, mushrooms, and carrots in butter (2 Tbsp.) until translucent (about 3-4 minutes); add water and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the stuffing mix and dried cranberries; cover for a couple minutes.

Step 3

Fill each piece of chicken with a generous amount of stuffing; wrap tightly with a slice of turkey bacon; place seam side down onto casserole dish.

Step 4

Brush melted butter over stuffed chicken pieces. Bake for 1 hour at 350F. Serve with your favorite potato dish and salad. Enjoy!

recipe by

Lidia H.



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