Maple Premium Pork Sausage

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Maple Sausage Stuffed Chicken

Sweet and savory Jimmy Dean® Maple Pork Sausage, cranberry and sage-stuffed chicken is truly a delectable way to end your day.


  • 1/2 package Maple Premium Pork Sausage

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided

  • 3½ cups plain dry bread cubes

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • 4½ teaspoons chopped fresh sage

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

  • 6 small bone-in chicken breasts with skin (3¾ pounds), with pocket cut in each for stuffing (see Tip)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan on MEDIUM heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add sausage, bread cubes, cranberries, sage and red pepper; stir just until moistened.

  2. Fill pocket in each breast with about ¼ cup stuffing. Secure openings with wooden toothpicks.

  3. Place chicken, skin-sides up, in shallow baking pan. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; drizzle over chicken. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

  4. Bake 45-55 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F). Remove toothpicks. Garnish chicken with parsley, if desired.