#WFD – Mushroom and Onion Stuffed Roast Chicken

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POLOKWANE – Roast chicken is always a good idea, especially if you pair the right flavours together.

What’s for Dinner suggests trying something different with your roast chicken tonight by stuffing it with a delicious mushroom, onion and cream cheese mixture.

Ingredients

  1. 30ml olive oil
  2. onion, finely diced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  4. 1 punnet button mushrooms, sliced
  5. 30ml lemon juice
  6. 30ml fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 15ml cream cheese
  8. 1.3kg chicken, whole
  9. 1 x KNORR Cook-In-Bag BBQ Flavour
  10. 12 baby potatoes

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic on a low heat until soft.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft then remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, chopped parsley and cream cheese.
  3. Next, run your fingers between the skin and flesh of the chicken, starting with the breasts and ending up with the legs. Be gentle as you separate the skin from the flesh – you need to avoid ripping the skin.
  4. Spread the stuffing generously all over the flesh of the bird, securing it with the skin so that none runs out. It does help to tie the legs together.
  5. No need to preheat the oven. Place chicken into the KNORR Cook-in-Bag BBQ Flavour with the baby potatoes.
  6. Season with dry KNORR mixture. Close bag at end with blue tie supplied..
  7. Very gently massage KNORR mixture into chicken on a stable surface. Ensure dry mixture is spread evenly. Place bag sideways in a cool oven dish, ensuring ingredients are evenly spaced.
  8. Bake at 180°C for 60 minutes on the lowest shelf in the oven. Ensure grill is off at ALL times.
  9. Keep enough room for bag to expand (bag must not touch the sides of the oven).
  10. Carefully cut bag open, coat chicken in any remaining juices and transfer to a serving dish.
  11. For a crispier skin, open the bag 15 minutes before the end of cooking.
  12. Serve with roasted vegetables and gravy.

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Raeesa Kimmie
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