Chicken with onion and herb stuffing

Chicken with onion and herb stuffing recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare, 1hour 40mins to cook plus 10mins resting time
  • 409 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 50g (2oz) bread (2 slices)
  • 20g (¾oz) flat-leaf parsley
  • zest of an unwaxed lemon
  • 1 x 1·5kg chicken
  • 25g butter, softened
  • Elfe potatoes, to serve
  • Mixed veg, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 60.9g Fibre 1.4g


  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6, 200˚C, fan180˚C. Heat oil and sweat onion and garlic until softened. Decant to a bowl and cool.
  2. Whizz the bread in a food processor with parsley. Add to onion and garlic mix, along with zest, and season. Spoon the stuffing into the chicken neck cavity.
  3. Place in a roasting tray, smother over butter, season, add ½ cup of water and roast for 1hour 20 minutes. To test, insert a skewer into thickest part of thigh. It is cooked through when juices run clear; if not, cook 10 minutes more.
  4. Scatter chicken with some chopped parsley, leave to rest for 10 minutes, then carve. Bubble down juices in pan and serve along with new potatoes and vegetables.

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