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Roast Chicken with Apple Stuffing and Cider Sauce

16 Dec


Ingredients

* 3 1/2 – 4 pounds whole roasting chicken
* 1 tsp salt
* 3/4 tsp black pepper
* Stuffing1 Tbs butter
* 1 apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
* 1 onion, 1/2 finely diced and 1/2 reserved
* 2 Tbs fresh tarragon, chopped
* 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
* 1/4 cup apple cider
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp black pepper
* Sauce2 Tbs flour
* 1/2 cup apple cider
* 1/2 cup chicken broth (fat-free)
* 1 Tbs fresh tarragon, chopped
* 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar

Directions

* Make stuffing by melting butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place apple pieces in skillet; sauté. Add onion diced pieces; sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in tarragon, breadcrumbs and apple cider. Add salt and pepper; stir. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400°F.
* Loosen skin on breasts and thighs of chicken by sliding fingers under skin. Push stuffing under skin, distributing evenly. Tie legs with six inch piece of butcher twine. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper on inside and outside of chicken. Place onion half inside the cavity of chicken. Place chicken in roasting pan; bake for 1 hour.
* To make sauce, transfer chicken from roasting pan to cutting board. Pour pan drippings into sauce pan, scraping bits from bottom of pan. Whisk in flour. Warm over medium heat. Gradually whisk in apple cider and chicken broth. Bring to simmer; cook over very low heat for 3 minutes. Stir in tarragon and apple cider vinegar.
* Carve chicken; arrange on serving plate. Pour sauce into pitcher and pass separately.

Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition note: Nutrition calculation based on 3.75 lb. chicken, boned and skinned.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 680
Calories from Fat 402 (59%)
(69%)Total Fat 45g
(67%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(66%)Cholesterol 198mg
(38%)Sodium 909mg
(20%)Potassium 717mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(96%)Protein 48g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Posted by on December 16, 2010 in Food

 

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