The Francophile and I have just finished stuffing the Christmas chicken and have put it in the oven. It was a collaborative effort, made up on the spot with regard to what we had available. I hope the result is good. I'll let you know.
If anyone out there has any favourite chicken stuffings they would like to share, please post. I'm always looking for new ideas.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
1 free range chicken, 2.5 kg in weight
Combine in a large basin:
stale crusty white bread, dried in the oven, and grated/chopped
2/3 cup pine nuts
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small bunch freshly picked parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
Whisk together, and use to bind the dry ingredients:
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
a generous grinding of black pepper
2 tsp chicken stock powder (yes, what a philistine)
3 tablespoons good liqueur muscat