Opryland Stuffed Chicken
At the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, it wouldn't be the holidays without this chicken dish. Make the cranberry and nut stuffing at your own holiday meal.
To toast the almonds, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice so the almonds don't burn.
Prepare the chicken bundles and place them in a baking dish. Cover and chill chicken for 1 to 4 hours. Uncover chicken and brush bundles with mixture of melted butter and paprika. Bake chicken as directed.
You can use this recipe to stuff a 2-1/2 to 3-pound broiler-fryer chicken. Triple the recipe for a small turkey. Or transfer the stuffing mixture to a 2-quart casserole and bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 45 minutes. Serve stuffing in casserole with roasted chicken or turkey.
To reduce the sodium, omit the salt and use reduced-sodium, chicken broth.