Stuffed Whole Chicken

Stuffed Whole Chicken – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith
Easy and delicious stuffed chicken to make as an alternative to Sunday roast using everyday ingredients. Tasty, soft and juicy chicken serve on a bed of fresh salad or with roast vegetables in season.

Stuffed Chicken

Stuffed Chicken

1.5kg – 2kg fresh whole chicken, skin on
1 small onion
1 each small red, green and yellow peppers
1 medium carrot
1 small lemon
6 cloves garlic
3 – 4 Tbsp lemon and herb BBQ spice
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil for drizzling

Clean, trim and wash the chicken making sure the cavities inside the chicken are cleaned. Do make sure you leave the chicken whole and leave the skin on to retain its natural juices.

Peel the onion, garlic and carrot. Slice all the vegetables as well as the lemon into small cubes, leaving the garlic whole.

Rub the whole chicken inside and out with the BBQ spice. Taste the BBQ spice first as normally it will have added salt. Stuff the vegetables and the lemon pieces inside the chicken.

Secure the chicken legs with toothpicks or kitchen string to ensure the stuffing stay inside. Place the chicken in a deep roasting dish. Cover securely with foil. Cook in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about an hour.

Remove foil. Baste the chicken with the pan juice, lemon juice and drizzle the olive oil over the chicken. Return to the oven and roast a further 30 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius until the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear.

Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Use a carving knife and fork to cut into slices.

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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 05/12/2015, in Chicken, Stuffed Whole Chicken and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Whee chickennnnnn😍😍looks yummm😋

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