stuffed roast chicken

Chefs’ tip #8

Perfect your stuffing

Stuffing can be made from a range of delicious ingredients. Don't let your cooking technique spoil the flavours.

  • Use herbs, lemon wedges, vegetables, bread or sausage – anything you fancy – to make the stuffing.
  • Wash the chicken – inside and out – and dry it with a paper towel.
  • If your stuffing requires cooking, make sure it cools completely before you stuff the chicken.
  • Add the stuffing just before you cook the chicken to reduce the risk of bacterial growth.
  • Avoid overstuffing the chicken as the stuffing will expand during the cooking time. Once you’ve added the stuffing, tie the legs together with string to hold it all in.
  • When the chicken is cooked, remove the stuffing immediately.

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