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Best Amish Style Country Dressing

Loren Lange
Dressing lovers! You'll love this classic, traditional Amish Country Dressing for your holidays as a popular traditional side that won't go unnoticed, we promise! It's the best ever!
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • Step 1
  • 1 loaf Hillbilly Old-Fashioned Bread stale (spread and layout the bread on baking sheet to let it get stale - turn bread over to get both sides stale after it appears it is stale on one side. Tear bread after it’s dried out - 24- 48 hrs)
  • ½ loaf dried white bread stale (spread and layout the bread on baking sheet to let it get stale - turn bread over to get both sides stale after it appears it is stale on one side. Tear bread after it’s dried out - 24- 48 hrs)

  • Step 2
  • 2 Chicken Thighs
  • 48 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken base or bouillon

  • Step 3
  • 1 ½ cups yellow onion chopped (1 large)
  • 1 ½ cups celery chopped
  • 1 carrot shaved (¾ cup)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • Step 4
  • 4 cups chicken broth room temp
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley

Instructions
 

  • Start with Step 1 and make prepare bread. Read well so you can time when you want to put chicken in crockpot for scheduling your timing.
  • After is done, and you want the bread more dry, Preheat oven 275 degrees. After bread is dried out and torn into pieces, put bread in place on baking sheet tray (s) and bake for approx. 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • After bread is prepared, place the torn bread in very large bowl and set aside.
  • Step 2 - Place chicken, 48 oz. chicken broth and 2 tablespoons of chicken base/bouillon and cook chicken on low overnight. Once it’s done, let it cool and shred chicken.
  • Step 3 - Mix together the onion, celery, carrot, butter and ½ cup chicken broth into a medium saucepan until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add shredded chicken.
  • Step 4 - In a bowl, whisk together 4 cups chicken broth, the melted butter, eggs, pepper, salt, parsely and sage, set aside.
  • Take the large bowl of dried torn bread and add the onion/celery/carrot/shredded chicken mixture and the broth mixture and seasonings and toss together with hands gently so you don’t mash the bread.
  • Pour mixture into a well greased 9x13 pan and bake 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Amazing!

Notes

For the Hillbilly bread, you can substitute any whole-wheat/multi-grain bread if you wish.
Hope you enjoy! This is our treasured stuffing Loren gets rave reviews on!
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