Elevate your usual roast chicken by adding some stuffing in it. Here, we give you some ideas for great chicken recipes, which can be used for your menu prep. After all, nothing beats the combination of flavorful stuffing and succulent, juicy chicken!
Classic Stuffing for Roast Meat
Using bread is also a great way to make use of stale bread, or even pieces of bread that you have lying around in your kitchen. In fact, you’re supposed to use dry breads for stuffing to give structure to your roast chicken, so stale, hard one work well for this. Don’t worry--your stuffing softens and becomes moist when the juices from the chicken drip into the stuffing as it cooks.
The good thing about bread is that you can be as versatile as you want! Trying to be healthy? Use whole wheat bread. Have a piece of stale French bread lying around? Use it as stuffing!
Oriental Twist for Chicken Stuffing
Rice is more compact and filling, compared to bread. You also need to cook your rice first into something like fried rice before stuffing it into the chicken.
Glutinous Rice is commonly used for this type of dish because it is sticky and holds all the ingredients together, but you can use Risotto as a Western alternative. You can even be adventurous and use different types of rice as stuffing to create great chicken rice recipes.
Healthy Option for Chicken Stuffing
For a healthier option, vegetables can even be used as stuffing! Given the versatility of potato, they can be used in different ways--from a mashed potato stuffing mixed with bits of ham, to potato wedges that are seasoned with herbs, or even baby potatoes with a mix of other vegetables like carrots and onions.
Go another level by making it Ketogenic! Instead of using carb-rich vegetables, try using carrots, celery and onion, and season with herbs. Your vegetables end up slow-cooked, tender, and flavorful from all that chicken essence too!
Meat on Meat
To create a protein-rich Roast Chicken fit for Ketogenic dieters, you can even stuff meat into your dish! A meat stuffing will require a longer cooking time compared to a vegetable, bread or rice stuffing because the meat inside needs to cook well, along with the chicken itself in order to minimize diseases like salmonella. To ensure that it all cooks evenly, it’s best to cover the roast chicken in aluminum foil first to let the insides slow-cook without letting the exterior brown too much. During the last few minutes or so, you can then remove the foil so that the skin can become crunchy.
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