Quick, Easy and Good - Pork Chops with Stuffing (great for a new or young cook, college student, etc)

This isn't a recipe we usually have in our house because it uses a stuffing mix - which I just normally don't purchase, nor do I like the taste of (I love stuffing but only homemade!).  My college aged daughter loves stuffing as much as I do and wanted to be able to have it at school so we sent along a few 'store bought' boxed versions.  When she came home for the summer she brought all her extra 'groceries' with her and we had a large package of stuffing mix. 

This is something that is fabulous with chicken or pork chops, is quick and easy so a young person, someone new to cooking, a college student or a young single guy like my son could throw together.  It is filling and tastes good, it's great as a comfort good or to serve if you have a couple people over at your house and need to put something on the table without much work.

Chicken or Pork Chops with Stuffing

Boneless chicken breasts or pork chops - 2, 3, 4
1 can mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms, drained (optional)
1 box of stuffing mix - store bought

In a pan, brown your pork chops or chicken breasts so they look great.  Season with salt and pepper.  Remove them to a plate and deglaze the pan; which just means to put about 1/2 cup water into the hot pan and while it's sizzling, gently scrape the bottom with a spoon or spatula to get the yummy browned pieces and flavoring from the pan into the liquid.  Stir this into a bowl with the soup mix and a can of water. 

Mix the stuffing with the water as directed on the box but you don't need the butter nor do you heat it.  Put the stuffing in a greased 9X13" or other baking pan.  Top with the chicken or pork chops.  Pour the soup/broth mixture over the meats. Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes or until the chicken or pork chops are done in the center.  If it's getting too dry you can cover the whole pan with aluminum foil to trap moisture in to finish.

Brown your pork chops or chicken breasts in a pan, seasoned with salt and pepper

Mix the stuffing mix til moist and put it in a pan or baking dish

You can add mushrooms, extra onions, peppers, etc. if you wish.

De-glaze the pan and add it to the soup mix - stir well

If you want the sauce to be thick, add less water. If you want it more gravy like, add a full can of water plus the de-glaze liquid

Ready to bake!

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