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Do i have to cook my chicken?

if i want to bake my chicken with a few ingrediants like stuffing mix,..do i have to cook my chickend first or can i just dump everything in a baking pan? Also, i usually make my stuffing before i bake with it...do i have to do that too?

Asked By: Lovefly - 1/3/2007
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Answered By: Da Answer is 42 - 1/3/2007
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yes to everything. Mix stuffing stuff chix then bake
Answered By: For America - 1/3/2007
 
Make your dressing first then putit all in the oven.
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Answered By: skcs69 - 1/3/2007
 
Put is all together and bake it, be sure to add the seasonings or it will be bland.
Answered By: wineduchess - 1/3/2007
 
you can mix ingredients together first. then cook. just make sure chx is not pink in middle. I would make stuffing first, it wont get mixed together if you put it on top of chx and bake off.
Answered By: jlyko23 - 1/3/2007
 
Shove it all in at once, put stuffing in chicken then in pan and cook
Answered By: melark - 1/3/2007
 
You can cook it all at once in the oven.
Answered By: john n - 1/3/2007
 
cook the chicken first...
Answered By: ♥Kim♥ - 1/3/2007
 
As long as the internal temperature of the chicken itself gets to around 170 degrees F. you can cook it however you want.
Answered By: physics guy - 1/3/2007
 
I would cook it first. However it might get to dry.
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Answered By: Kelly - 1/3/2007
 
prep everything 1st then stuff the chicken raw - it will be fine as long as you are carefull.... chicken germs are not to be messed with. I always rinse the bird 1st then stuff it. Good Luck
Answered By: megzz79 - 1/3/2007
 
Please don't invite me for dinner!!!
Answered By: billythenewf - 1/3/2007
 
i think u can bake chicken in da oven try it with butter nut squash and sweet potatoe
Answered By: tim - 1/3/2007
 
Yes. Cook it all together. Don't cook your bird first. Just make sure your stufing is at room temp before stuffing and cooking the bird. That's where most of the health concerns come from. Warm stuffing in a cold bird makes for lots of time for harmful bacteria to grow. To be safe, you can also put your stuffing in a... More
Answered By: JUDI O - 1/3/2007
 
Yes to pre making the stuffing. Make the stuffing, stuff the bird, and bake away. Premaking the stuffing, ensures it will be done when the bird is.
Answered By: chefantwon - 1/3/2007
 
When you cook a stuffed Turkey, you prepare your stuffing, either home made, or following the instructions on the stuffing mix box. Then you fill the body cavity of the turkey, put it in the oven, and cook it for the recommended amount of time. The turkey and the stuffing will cook together... More
Answered By: sharmel - 1/3/2007
 
no,my wife normally cooks mine. and no u dont need to pre cook a chicken before u stuff it,but u do need to cook it before u eat it.lol
Answered By: JC - 1/3/2007
 
I would make the stuffing seperate from the chicken because when you stuff a bird the chances of getting salmonella are much higher then making it stove top. the bird insulates the stuffing and the juices don't really flow out of the bird; they are basically trapped in the stuffing which does give it more flavor but... More
Answered By: ridinghipshot - 1/3/2007
 
if its IN something its stuffing (hence the term STUFF) if its separate its DRESSING.
Answered By: BBQ MASTER3 - 1/3/2007
 
Just a thought, but according to Alton Brown on Good Eats on Food Network, stuffing the cavity of a chicken or turkey is just asking for bacteria and not advised. He advises to cook the chicken seperate and the stuffing seperate, then assemble after it's done. I know people stuff their poultry all the time, but after... More
Answered By: Elayna R - 1/3/2007
 
baked chicken
Answered By: awommack - 1/3/2007
 
When baking a cut up chicken, I often put the pieces in a roasting or cake pan and surround it with cut up potatoes, fresh mushrooms, raw carrots, celery, etc. Pour cream of something (celery, mushroom or whatever you like) soup on it, cover it with foil with a couple of small holes in it for venting, and bake it at... More
Answered By: lifeisagift - 1/3/2007
 
I never stuff my bird, but if I were to, I'd cook my stuffing first, then out it in the bird to bake all together. OR, I'd half-cook my bird too before adding the cooked stuffing to it.
Answered By: Common_Sense2 - 1/3/2007
 
cook it all at once
Answered By: bart man - 1/3/2007
 
Yes
Answered By: AVA B - 1/3/2007
 
I would cook my chicken halfway through first. That way you can bake alot of the fat off of the chicken so that the excess oil would not end up in your stuffing. Then add your stuffing after the chicken is half done so that by the time the chicken is done the stuffing is moist and perfectly done without being dried out... More
Answered By: Realone - 1/3/2007
 
As long as there is liquid for the stuffing you can cook it all together I do that kind of thing all the time Sounds tasty good luck!
Answered By: peeps - 1/3/2007
 
I had stuffing and chicken the other night! Just wash the chicken and put whatever seasoning on it or just leave it plain...then just make the stuffing and put it on top of the chicken or put it in the middle of the dish with the chicken surrounding it....Its really tasty! Hope I Helped! Haley
Answered By: Haley - 1/3/2007
 
The chiocken will roast faster if there is nothing in the cavity. I make my stuffing using chciken broth and veggies on the stove and no body ever seems to notice that it is not in the bird... More
Answered By: dpon62 - 1/3/2007
 
If you're baking a chicken there is no need to cook it any other way first and you can mix and add the stuffing in the chicken before you back it. Make sure you bake well enough so there is no pink left near the bones.
Answered By: I'm Back - 1/3/2007
 
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