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Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 40 mins Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs  (high)
Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2  tablespoons  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1  tablespoon  ground sage
  • 1  tablespoon  seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  freshly ground black pepper
  • 8  small chicken legs (drumstick-thigh portion) (about 5 pounds), skinned
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 4  cups  quartered or sliced fresh mushrooms, such as cremini, baby portobello, shiitake, and/or button mushrooms
  • 2  cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8  cups  sourdough baguette cut into 1-inch pieces (about 10 ounces)
  • 1  cup  coarsely shredded carrot (2 medium)
  • 1  cup  chicken broth
  • 1/4  cup  chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3  tablespoons  snipped fresh Italian parsley
Directions

1. Lightly coat the inside of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the lemon peel. In a small bowl stir together the remaining lemon peel, the sage, seasoned salt, and pepper. Remove three-quarters of the sage mixture and rub onto chicken legs. Place chicken in slow cooker.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook mushrooms and garlic in hot butter over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until just tender. Stir in remaining sage mixture. Transfer mushroom mixture to a large bowl. Add baguette pieces and carrot. Drizzle with broth, tossing gently to combine. Lightly pack stuffing on top of chicken in cooker.

3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Using a slotted spoon, transfer stuffing and chicken to a serving platter; discard juices in cooker. In a small bowl combine reserved 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the walnuts and parsley. Sprinkle nut mixture over chicken and stuffing before serving. Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts (Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 412,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 146,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 27,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 39,
  • vit. A (IU) 2187,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 14,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 85,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 1450,
  • Potassium (mg) 680,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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