Skillet Chicken with Herb Dressing

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 whole roasting chicken (don’t forget to take the giblets out of the inside!)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh sage and thyme
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 cups bread cubes (from country or Italian bread)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Dry chicken with paper towels. Rub two tablespoons of the butter over the chicken.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a large, oven-proof skillet. Saute onions and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in half the chopped herbs.
  4. Turn off the burner and nestle the chicken on top of the veggies, breast-side up. Tuck the bread cubes all around the chicken. Sprinkle the remaining herbs over the chicken.
  5. Bake the chicken skillet until chicken is done, about 90 minutes. (If you are using a quick read thermometer it should read 175 in the chicken thigh).
  6. Transfer chicken to a carving board and loosely cover with foil.
  7. Pour the chicken broth over the dressing in the skillet and stir over low heat until well combined and warm.
  8. Slice the chicken and serve with a spoonful of the dressing. Have someone you love wash out the skillet.