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Christmas Fruit Stuffed Roast Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg chicken
  • 5 table spoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 25g pine nuts or almonds, chopped
  • 225g mixed canned fruit: apples, apricots, pears (chopped up)
  • raisins, dried prunes (chopped up)
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 150-175°C

Step 2
Heat 2 table spoons oil in pan & cook onion until pale gold.

Step 3
Stir in the nuts and cook for 2-3 mins then add the fruit and seasoning. Leave to cool

Step 4
Stuff the chicken with the mixture and truss the bird.

Step 5
Brown the chicken in the remaining oil in a large heavy pot

Step 6
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 7
Cover the dish and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, turning the chicken every 30-minutes.

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