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CHICKEN STUFFED WITH CREOLE DIRTY RICE DRESSING


A classic holiday recipe, good any time of the year. Put Creole Dirty Rice Dressing on the table with roasted chicken seasoned with Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

PREP TIME : 30 m ; COOK TIME : 3 h
CALORIES : 433 ; Servings : 12

Ingredients :
1 pound fresh chorizo
3 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 package ZATARAIN’S® Dirty Rice Mix, Original
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 roasting chicken, (5 to 6 pounds)
1 teaspoon ZATARAIN’S® Creole Seasoning

Directions :

Cook chorizo in large skillet on medium-high heat until lightly browned. Drain fat; set aside. Add water and butter to same skillet; bring to boil. Stir in Rice Mix and chorizo; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs; mix well. Cool completely
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chicken in foil-lined roasting pan. Sprinkle all over with Creole Seasoning. Stuff chicken with 3 cups of the rice mixture
Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until chicken is cooked through
Place remaining rice mixture in separate baking dish. Cover. Bake 40 minutes or until heated through