Stuffed Chicken

I got this recipe from my mom’s cooking notebook, a little, old memo pad where she has been hand writing all her recipes since I was a little kid.

The stuffed Chicken is a very tasty dish, a bit time consuming but a perfect idea for a special dinner, maybe on a friday or saturday night with friends.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 1 chicken (of about 1 kg)
  • 200 g ground pork
  • 50 g green olives
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 slices of bread (just the crumb)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 g bacon
  • 1/2 glass of dry white wine

Chop the bacon and add it to the ground pork meat.

In a pan heat 1 tbsp of butter and saute’ the bacon and pork

Add salt and pepper.

Soak the breadcrumb in some water and then squeeze the water out. Chop the celery and the green olive oil.

Add all the above ingredients to the bacon and pork meat. Mix well together.

Now it is time to stuff our chicken

In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil, slightly cook the chicken brown from all sides.

Pour in the half glass of white wine and let it evaporate.

Now place the stuffed chicken, the remaining filling and the chicken broth in a baking tin.

Bake at 180 C for about 1 hour. Remember to always keep you chicken wet with it’s cooking juice.

One serving of stuffed chicken provides:

  • Calories: 550  (from fat 230)
  • Fat: 25.3 g
  • Carbohydrates:  4.8 g
  • Protein: 67g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.