Thanksgivin chicken

Thanksgivin’ Chicken

Looking for a fun and easy weeknight dinner? Thanksgivin’ Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal and so much fun to make! We are breading chicken in an herbed stuffing mix and baking so that it’s crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy and you are having a prerequisite Thanksgiving dinner this Fall! Make it!

Thanksgivin Chicken


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Thanksgivin chicken

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Tips & Tricks:

  • Chicken Drumsticks: Use chicken drumsticks, thighs, and/or bone-in breast. Whether you use one or all of the options, ask the butcher to remove the skin off the chicken.

  • Cookware: You’ll need a 9×13 baking dish. Here is my favorite; I use for EVERYTHING:

  • Baking Dish: Grease the dish with real butter; this adds a little extra delicious flavor. You can also use a nonstick spray in place of the butter.


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Thanksgivin’ Chicken


  • 2-3 lbs. of skinless chicken legs

  • 1/2 stick of butter melted

  • 1-2 cups of herb stuffing mix (crushed)

  • 1/2 cup of fresh italian parsley chopped

  • 4 oz. of grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder

  • salt & pepper



  1. Preheat the oven to 375

  2. melt butter in a shallow bowl

  3. crush the herb stuffing mix if it’s in cubes (i used the classic Pepperidge Farm stuffing so it had less to crush)

  4. in a shallow dish add herbed stuffing mix, parmesan, fresh parsley, garlic powder, salt & pepper

  5. dip the chicken in the butter so it’s well-coated

  6. coat the chicken in the stuffing mixture

  7. lay the chicken in a baking dish and arrange them so they don’t touch one another

  8. Bake uncovered at 375 for about 45-55 minutes or until cooked through