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Stuffed Roast Chicken

with Couscous, Raisins and Cinnamon
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Stuffed Roast Chicken

Stuffed Roast Chicken - A delicious complete meal (that kids like too!)

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Health Score:
8,3 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h.
Ready in
Calories:
711
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Chicken meat provides a particularly large amount of easily digestible protein and zinc, but at the same time is easy on the calorie and fat budget. The juicy, spicy filling brings dietary fibre and valuable plant substances for the immune system onto the plate.

When buying chicken it is worthwhile not to be stingy: From the organic farmer the poultry costs a little more, but tastes very delicious and aromatic. Instead of couscous, the filling can also be prepared with bulgur.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie711 kcal(34 %)
Protein63 g(64 %)
Fat28 g(24 %)
Carbohydrates49 g(33 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage10.5 g(35 %)
Vitamin A2.1 mg(263 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.5 mg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin26.1 mg(218 %)
Vitamin B₆1.4 mg(100 %)
Folate42 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid2.5 mg(42 %)
Biotin12.1 μg(27 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium934 mg(23 %)
Calcium126 mg(13 %)
Magnesium84 mg(28 %)
Iron5.4 mg(36 %)
Iodine47 μg(24 %)
Zinc4.6 mg(58 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.3 g
Uric acid416 mg
Cholesterol191 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 ounce
3
2
3 tablespoons
1 stalk
1 ¼ pints
7 ounces
5 sprigs
5 sprigs
1
1
whole Chicken (oven-ready, about 1.5 kg)
1 ½ pounds
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small bowl, 1 Roasting pan, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Kitchen twine, 1 Lid, 1 Toothpick

Preparation steps

1.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 1

Soak the raisins in a bowl of lukewarm water.

2.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 2

Peel the onions and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) cubes. Peel the garlic and cut into thin slices.

3.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 3

Heat half the oil in a pot. Cook the onions until golden. Add garlic and cinnamon stick and cook until garlic is softened, 2-3 minutes.

4.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 4

Add half the broth to the pot and bring to a boil.

5.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 5

Stir in couscous. Remove the pot from the heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

6.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 6

Rinse mint and parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. Drain the raisins.

7.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 7

Rinse lemon in hot water, pat dry and finely grate the zest. Mix lemon zest, herbs and raisins into the couscous. Season with salt and pepper.

8.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 8

Rinse chicken inside and out with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.

9.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 9

Stuff the cavity of the chicken with couscous mixture and close the opening with toothpicks and kitchen twine.

10.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 10

Peel carrots and halve lengthwise. Place in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper.

11.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 11

Pour remaining broth into roasting pan and place the chicken on the carrots.

12.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 12

Drizzle chicken with the remaining olive oil. Roast chicken in preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

13.
Stuffed Roast Chicken preparation step 13

Remove toothpicks and twine. Squeeze juice from lemon and sprinkle over chicken. Serve with carrots.