Roast Chicken with Apple Stuffing and Cider Sauce

Roast Chicken with Apple Stuffing and Cider Sauce

5 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A Fantastic and Flavorful Meal, Perfect for the Next Get-Together


3.5 lbs whole roasting chicken; (up to 4 pounds)
1 tsps salt
3/4 tsps black Pepper
1 TBLS butter
1 apple; peeled, cored and finely diced
1 onion; 1/2 finely diced and 1/2 reserved
2 TBLS fresh tarragon; chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 tsps salt
1/4 tsps black Pepper
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup chicken broth; (fat-free)
1 TBLS fresh tarragon; chopped
1 TBLS apple Cider vinegar

Original recipe makes 4



Make stuffing by melting butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place apple pieces in skillet; saut. Add onion diced pieces; saut 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 400F.

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.


Republished with Permission, National Chicken Council

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very nice flavor
cathy.olson 3y ago

Moist, flavorful, delicious! This recipe is a keeper. I don't usually like stuffing either but this was amazing. I made two chickens this way last weekend when I had a big group over for dinner. A big hit! I heeded the other reviewers note and made extra stuffing.
Ammunro 4y ago

Very Good, might want more stuffing on the side
markschlesinger 6y ago

Great meal - It was a big hit! Thank you...................
georgeross 9y ago

Republished with Permission, National Chicken Council [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10y ago

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