Roast Chicken Stuffed With Fruit Food

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Holiday Fruit Stuffed Roasted Chicken image

This is a delicious and unique roasted chicken dish that is sure to impress any holiday gathering. It contains nuts, but they can be omitted.

Provided by Care2Adopt

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Stuffed Main Dish Recipes

Time 2h40m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 22

¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 (5 pound) whole chicken
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons Italian-style salad dressing
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
½ teaspoon dried thyme, or to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
½ cup pineapple chunks, drained
½ cup cubed French bread
5 pitted prunes, chopped
1 cup seedless grapes, halved
2 tablespoons Italian-style salad dressing
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon apple cider
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat an oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spread the walnuts out onto a baking sheet and toast them for about 45 minutes, until the nuts start to brown and become fragrant. Watch the walnuts carefully, because they burn quickly. Set the walnuts aside.
  • While the walnuts are roasting, rinse the chicken well with cold water, then pat dry inside and out with paper towels. Place the chicken into a small roasting pan, and sprinkle inside and outside with salt and pepper.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons Italian dressing, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon orange peel, the lemon peel, thyme, and basil in a small bowl. Brush the chicken inside and out with the mixture.
  • To make the stuffing, heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apple, pear, and pineapple chunks; cook and stir about 5 minutes, until the apple and pear are tender. Mix the cooked fruit mixture with the roasted walnuts, bread, prunes, grapes, 2 tablespoons Italian dressing, orange juice, apple cider, 1 teaspoon of orange zest, honey, and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Increase oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spoon the stuffing into the chicken cavity, including the area under the neck skin. Secure the skin over the neck cavity with toothpicks, and fold the wings underneath the chicken. Tie the drumsticks together.
  • Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 1 hour, and untie the drumsticks. Return the chicken to the oven and continue roasting until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes to 1 hour additional roasting time. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 719.5 calories, Carbohydrate 30.2 g, Cholesterol 182.2 mg, Fat 42.7 g, Fiber 3.1 g, Protein 53.7 g, SaturatedFat 13.7 g, Sodium 431.1 mg, Sugar 19.9 g


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You've heard it many times, but it bears repeating. Nothing tastes more like home than a good Roast Stuffed Chicken. This Roast Stuffed Chicken recipe is one of our favorites. It requires only five ingredients and still comes out moist, delicious and perfectly seasoned. Try it as soon as you can!

Provided by My Food and Family

Categories     Home

Time 1h50m

Yield 10 servings

Number Of Ingredients 5

1-1/2 cups hot water
3 Tbsp. margarine or butter, cut up
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 whole chicken or capon (5 lb.)
1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves or dried tarragon leaves


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix hot water and margarine in large bowl until margarine is melted. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened. Set aside. (Do not stuff chicken until ready to bake.)
  • Stuff chicken lightly with prepared stuffing; close openings with skewers and string. Place, breast-side up, on rack in baking pan; sprinkle with thyme.
  • Bake 1 hour 40 min. or until chicken is done (165°F) and stuffing is heated through (165ºF), basting occasionally with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 480, Fat 26 g, SaturatedFat 7 g, TransFat 0.5 g, Cholesterol 140 mg, Sodium 450 mg, Carbohydrate 0 g, Fiber 0.5178 g, Sugar 0 g, Protein 46 g


Fruit-Glazed Roast Chicken image

Whenever I want to serve a special meal with a little flair, this is the recipe I reach for. To round out the dinner, I serve oven-roasted potatoes and a salad.

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h50m

Yield 8 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 17

2 lemons, quartered
2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each)
1/3 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup dried apricots
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cans (16 ounces each) pear halves, drained
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) peach halves, drained
1 can (16 ounces) apricot halves, drained
1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes)
Lemon leaves, optional


  • Place four lemon quarters in body cavity of each chicken. Skewer chicken openings; tie drumsticks together. Place chickens, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan; bake at 375° for 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. , Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the broth, vinegar, lemon juice, apricots, brown sugar, raisins, ginger and salt. Process until smooth; set aside. , In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 7 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the pears, peaches, apricots and prunes; pour hot syrup over fruit. Let stand 10 minutes; drain and set aside. , Remove chickens from oven; spread with apricot mixture. Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. , Thicken pan drippings for gravy if desired. Place chickens on serving platter; spoon fruit mixture around chickens. Garnish with lemon leaves if desired. Serve with gravy if desired.

Nutrition Facts :


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Make and share this Roast Chicken With Rice and Fruit Stuffing recipe from

Provided by Mirj2338

Categories     Chicken

Time 1h35m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 14

1/2 cup cashew halves
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, minced
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup rice
1 1/2 cups hot chicken soup
1/2 cup orange juice
salt and pepper
10 dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon rind
4 lbs roasting chickens
salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Toast the cashews lightly in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a saute pan
  • Add the onion and the celery
  • Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until tender
  • Add the rice, saute over medium heat for 2 minutes
  • Add the hot soup, orange juice, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes
  • Add the apricots and raisins to the rice, stir gently with a fork
  • Cover and cook for 5 more minutes, until the rice is nearly tender
  • Stir in the cinnamon, lemon rind and cashews
  • Taste for seasoning and correct if necessary
  • Set aside to cool
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on all sides and in the cavity as well
  • Spoon enough of the stuffing into the chicken to fill it, packing lightly
  • Keep the extra stuffing at room temperature
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast in the oven for 1 hour
  • When a fork stuck into the thickest part of the chicken causes the juices to run clear, the chicken is ready
  • If the juices are still pink, add a few more minutes until you get the clear juices
  • Let the bird rest for about 5-10 minutes
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and saute the leftover stuffing until hot, about 3 minutes
  • Serve the stuff chicken on a platter, with the sauteed stuffing on the side
  • You can also serve the roasting juices in a sauceboat

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1212.1, Fat 71, SaturatedFat 17.4, Cholesterol 224.9, Sodium 649.5, Carbohydrate 81.4, Fiber 4.4, Sugar 25.3, Protein 62.4


Roasted Chicken with Dried Fruits Stuffing image

Provided by Geoffrey Zakarian

Categories     main-dish

Time 2h40m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 cup breadcrumbs (from about 5 pieces white bread, crusts removed)
1/4 cup dark raisins
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 dried apricots, small diced (raisin size)
Zest of 1 lemon
One 3 1/2-pound chicken, at room temperature 1 hour


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs, raisins, butter, chives, salt, apricots and lemon zest in a bowl. Beat together with a wooden spoon to form a smooth mixture.
  • Loosen the skin on the breasts of the chicken using your fingers, then distribute the stuffing under the skin on each side.
  • Place the chicken into a large saute pan and roast for 30 minutes.
  • Baste the chicken with the fat from the pan. Return to the oven and cook until the thickest part of the leg reaches 160 degrees F, 30 minutes more.
  • Rest the chicken for 20 minutes before carving.


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Make and share this Roast Chicken Stuffed With Fruit recipe from

Provided by Jonathan F.

Categories     Oven

Time 3h

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

1 whole roasting chicken
3 cups dried raisins
1 cup dried pears
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup orange blossom honey


  • wash out cavity of chicken.
  • stuff cavity with fruit.
  • paint honey on skin.
  • preheat oven to 400f.
  • place chicken in heat baking dish.
  • roast in 400f oven 1-1/2 hours baste often with the juice.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 572.6, Fat 8.3, SaturatedFat 2.3, Cholesterol 35.6, Sodium 45.2, Carbohydrate 124.9, Fiber 5, Sugar 108, Protein 11.3


Greens Stuffed Roasted Chicken image

Provided by Robert Irvine : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h20m

Yield 1 chicken or 3 to 4 portions

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 teaspoons cayenne
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 cups raw mustard greens, shredded
1/2 cup thin sliced red onion
1/2 cup diced fresh peaches
1 whole fresh chicken (3 pounds average)
1/2 cup clarified butter


  • For the seasoning: Combine the cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl, mixing well.
  • For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a bowl, mix the greens, onions, peaches, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon of the prepared seasoning, mixing well. Next, open the center cavity of the chicken and stuff it with seasoned greens/fruit mixture. Then drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup butter over the skin of the chicken. Dust with the remaining seasoning.
  • Roast the chicken for 50 minutes, and then remove from the oven. Raise the oven temperature to 450 degrees F, allow to heat for 10 minutes, and then place the bird back in the oven and finish until skin is crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting or carving.


Simple/Easy Stuffed Roast Chicken With Gravy (For Beginners) image

This method can be used for roast chicken or turkey. It turns out a lovely moist delicious bird with a tasty stuffing and gravy.

Provided by Derf2440

Categories     Chicken

Time 3h5m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 (120 g) box chicken flavor stuffing mix
1 1/4 cups hot water (hot tap water is ok)
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and rough chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 -2 tablespoon poultry seasoning, to taste
1 (5 lb) chicken (fresh or frozen, thawed) or 1 (5 lb) turkey (fresh or frozen, thawed)
salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup butter, softened
aluminum foil
chicken giblets
water, to cover
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 -4 tablespoons flour or 3 -4 tablespoons cornstarch
hot water, to thin if necessary


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Empty contents of stuffing box, both the bread crumb and seasoning envelopes, into a medium bowl.
  • Add hot water and butter; stir to mix.
  • Add chopped water chestnuts, onion and poultry seasoning, mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Check inside the chicken for giblets, remove and set aside.
  • Rinse chicken inside and out with cold running water.
  • Dry thoroughly inside and out with paper towel.
  • Sprinkle salt and fresh ground pepper inside the cavity and all over the outside.
  • Place chicken in a roaster.
  • Loosely pack the stuffing mix into the main cavity and any left into the neck cavity folding the skin over it.
  • If necessary secure the neck skin with a pick.
  • Take a length of kitchen string and tie the ends of the legs as close together as possible.
  • Rub the butter all over the outside of the chicken making sure to cover the whole outside surface.
  • Take two lengths of aluminum foil, place one piece over the chicken lengthwise, take the other piece and place it sideways over the first piece.
  • Tuck the foil tightly to the chicken so it is touching the bottom of the roaster but not under the bird.
  • If the bird is not completely covered (except for the underside) Use a third piece to finish covering.
  • Place the roaster on the middle rack of the oven and roast at 400f degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat after 15 minutes to 350f degrees and roast for approximately 2 hours.
  • At about 2 hours, carefully lift the aluminum foil and poke the chicken with a fork, if the juice runs clear, remove the foil and roast a further 30 minutes to brown the skin to golden.
  • If the juice is not yet clear, roast a little longer and check again.
  • Once the chicken is well browned, remove to platter, cover with foil and let rest.
  • In the meantime, if you wish to make giblet gravy, take the giblets (and neck if it's there), place in a saucepan, cover with water, add salt and pepper and a little poultry seasoning if you wish, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least an hour.
  • Remove to strainer, reserving liquid.
  • Chop the giblets and pick any meat off neck bones, add to a blender and add the liquid.
  • Blend to liquefy level, add 3 or 4 tablespoons flour or corn starch and blend to mix well.
  • Pour off as much fat as possible from the roaster, take a whisk and move up any bits and pieces of stuffing/chicken stuck to the bottom, remove any large pieces of skin, add the giblet mix from the blender, whisk around; place in 450°F to 500°F degree oven until bubbly, about 10 minutes; add a small amount of hot water if necessary if it is too thick until it is the consistancy you want, cook another 5 minutes.
  • (We like ours very thick) Whisk and pour into gravy boat and serve hot with the roast chicken.
  • Gravy can also be made without the giblets, just whisk up the brown bits in the roaster and add 1 cup of hot water and make a slurry of cold water and either flour or corn starch, add the slurry and whisk, cook the same as above adding a little more water if necessary.

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