"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." — Care2Adopt
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coarsely chopped walnuts
1 (5 pound)
salt and pepper, to taste
Italian-style salad dressing
grated orange zest
grated lemon zest
dried basil, or to taste
dried thyme, or to taste
apple, cored and chopped
pear, cored and chopped
pineapple chunks, drained
cubed French bread
pitted prunes, chopped
seedless grapes, halved
Rating at 3 stars as the ingredient list was rather too legnthy...this is very tasty, but if you don't have the ingredients in the pantry or fridge, it's pretty expensive to put together. I used fruit left from a fruit big fruit plate at work. I didnt have grapes, so used some dried currants that I wanted to use up. instead of apple cider, I used a dash of cider vinegar. Very tasty and flexible.
First - let me say that the mix rubbed onto the chicken was wonderful - it made the drippings perfect for gravy - and in fact - I just used the drippings with Wondra and water to make the best gravy we've ever tasted! I will use this mix on my Thanksgiving turkey!
Second - I learned a few things regarding the stuffing - for us personally - we don't like walnuts and will use pecans next time. Also - we will only use a pinch of cinnamon - it was too strong for us....maybe a touch of all spice instead next time? I'll have to experiment. Using the fruits - esp. the prunes - made it very tasty. I will quarter the grapes next time - so they are not so visible. Also - NOTE - this stuffing would be fabulous to serve with HAM!!!!!!!.................oh - I didn't find this stuffing expensive to make, as the other reviewer noted....I got grapes and apples on sale...canned pineapple is very cheap...and I actually used drained, canned pears - which are also pretty inexpensive. The chicken was the expensive part!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday Fruit Stuffed Roasted Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 384
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