Roast Chicken, Stuffing and Roast Potatoes

Posted By Stephen



Today we cooked a roast chicken, for five people. We bought a rather large chicken and cooked it upside down so that it wouldn’t dry out. We had intended to turn it over for the last twenty minutes, but forgot. So the result was that it was tasty and moist, but didn’t look very photogenic. Hence no picture since we have plenty of better roast chicken pictures in Dinner Diary already.

We made chestnut stuffing for the first time. Last night, we roasted some chestnuts and Kerri spent quite a while shelling them. Her nail varnish survived by the way, in case you were worried. We sweated some onion, then added the chestnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, sage, lemon zest and juice and sausage meat. We cooked it separately from the chicken and it turned out well; crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. I’ve never used lemon in stuffing before, but a Delia recipe mentioned it so we gave it a go; the result was good but I still found it a bit odd when I encountered a particularly lemony bit.

Roast potatoes turned out rather well and the picture does them justice. We also had roast parsnips, mashed butternut, steamed kale and steamed cauliflower. And gravy of course. Mmmmm gravy.

Nov 25th, 2007

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  1. Jules said,

    Looks and sounds divine. I’ll have to try the chicken tip next time I roast one.

  2. lephin said,

    that looks awesome, particularly the roasties! Hope it was appreciated by all. Was the stuffing really good or just good?

  3. Kerri said,

    Aw, thanks lephin 🙂

    The stuffing would have been really good if it wasn’t for Delia’s lemon suggestion. I’d definitely make it again although I might get Stephen to shell the chestnuts!

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