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Healthy Stuffing Ideas for Roasted Chicken Recipes

Roasted Chicken Recipes

A stuffed meat dish looks more complicated than it really is. If you want to cook something for your friends and family that will not take so much effort and time, stuffed roasted chicken can be your life-saver. The ingredients are simple and the cooking time is shorter because chicken is easier to cook. Serve it with sidings like potatoes or mixed vegetables to make it more presentable.  Here are simple yet tasty healthy stuffing ideas for your roasted chicken:

Apple and Chestnut

For your next Sunday lunch date with the family, you can serve them this stuffed chicken recipe. For sure, the kids and the adults alike will enjoy the different flavors rolled into a single dish. To make this stuffing slice 2 apples into small cubes, trim and slice 2 celery ribs, finely chop fresh sage leaves to make ¼ cup, chop ¼ cup roasted chestnuts, and slice 1 fresh apple cider. Mix everything in a bowl then add salt, pepper, and cinnamon.

Lemon and Olives Stuffing

If you are looking for a clean taste with a bit of twist to your taste buds, this is the stuffing for you. What you have to do it just squeeze in at least 2 lemons to make ¼ cup of fresh juice, squeeze an orange to also make ¼ cup of its juice, chop 6 garlic cloves, chop fresh parsley to make ¼ cup, and have pimento stuffed green olive sliced in half (the number of this will depend on your preference). Mix everything in a bowl and soak the chicken in the mixture for 30 minutes to an hour. After soaking, just stuff the mixture inside the chicken and add some chopped celery and leeks.

Herb Stuffing

Don’t you just love the fragrant smell of fresh herbs? If you’re up for some fresh and healthy taste, herbs will be your best option. Just heat 25 grams of unsalted butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan then sauté onions for a few minutes and add finely chopped celery from 2 celery sticks for at least 8 minutes. While waiting, you can add chopped fresh thyme, sage, parsley, and tarragon then add 100 grams of breadcrumbs, 1 egg (beaten), salt and pepper. After the celery is cooked, add it in the mixture you made in a bowl and you’re stuffing is as good as done.

How to Roast Chicken with Stuffing

After choosing what stuffing you like best, it’s time to roast your whole chicken. Preheat oven to 220°C while you’re preparing the chicken. Stuff the neck end of the chicken with some of the stuffing and push it inside to get the shape as even as possible. Fold the skin underneath and secure with a small stick then tie the legs with a clean thread or string. Put the remaining stuffing in the pan and add some olive oil or unsalted butter. Cook it for at least 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and the skin turns golden brown. Flip it to have all the sides evenly cooked. Serve it with some sidings and fresh juice then you’re all set for a great lunch.

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