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Roast Chicken and Stuffing

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Roast Chicken

Stuffed Roast Chicken

Photo: Diana Rattray
Whole roast chicken stuffed with a bread crumb stuffing seasoned with thyme and parsley.


  • 1 roaster chicken, about 4 pounds
  • butter
  • .
  • Stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • salt and pepper


In a skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat; saute chopped onion for 3 minutes. Add thyme, parsley, and bread crumbs. Stir in egg and enough milk to make dressing moist. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon stuffing into cavity of chicken; close by sewing or with a piece of foil. Rub chicken with butter. Place chicken breast side up on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast stuffed chicken at 375° for about 60 to 70 minutes, basting several times. Internal temperature should register 175° when done. Let chicken stand for about 15 minutes before slicing.

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 4 out of 5
cooking time, Member PaulaEngen

I baked a stuffed 4 lb chicken for 70 min on 375, it was not done, I had to put in back in the oven unstuffed for 30 more minutes. Kinda messed up diinner with my man, everything else was done, it was good though....

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