How to make stuffed chicken for Christmas


One of the most traditional Christmas recipes in many countries is the Stuffed Chicken, as is the roast turkey. And the truth is that there are as many recipes as cooks, since in each home different ingredients are chosen to prepare the Chicken stuffing. Therefore, in we want to present our version with the step by step to learn how to make stuffed chicken for Christmas. We hope you like it!

2 hours Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 1 eviscerated and clean chicken (for 4 people)
  • 200 g minced pork
  • 200 g minced chicken or beef
  • 20 g of bacon or bacon
  • 25 g of breadcrumbs
  • 1 glass of milk
  • ½ apple
  • 20 g of plums
  • 20 g of peach dried apricots
  • 25 g of pine nuts
  • 1 glass of white wine or some liquor
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Water
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First, it should be noted that to prepare any recipe for stuffed chicken, it will be necessary for the chicken is well eviscerated and clean in order to be able to put inside the ingredients that we have chosen.

The most appropriate thing will be to ask the butcher to do it for you, although you can also do it yourself at home with the help of a sharp knife. It will be important that you keep the whole chicken and do not wake it up, otherwise you will not be able to refill it.


For starting to Prepare the Christmas chicken stuffing, you must mix in a bowl all the types of minced meat that you have chosen: chicken with pork, pork with veal, pork with bacon ... all options are valid!


Add the bread soaked in milk and mix it with the meat to get a homogeneous paste. Then, sprinkle the meat mixture and add the chopped garlic to add more flavor. If you feel like it, you can also add chopped parsley, although it will be optional.


Next, you must add to the mix the nuts that, in our case, will be: peaches, pine nuts and dried apricots; However, you can opt for what you like best, since everyone flirts perfectly with the Christmas stuffed chicken. Keep mixing well so that these are well integrated into the paste of the filling.


The next step will be to peel the Apple and cut it into small dice so you can also add it to the previous stuffing ingredients. Finally, pour the glass of White wine or the spirits you prefer, such as cognac or brandy. The result should be a consistent and homogeneous mixture.


Then, you can already pepper the chicken inside and start filling it through the opening you used to empty it. It will be necessary to push the filling to cover the entire interior. At the time of close the chickenThere are several methods: tie the legs with a string, sew the chicken, insert it in a mesh or net ... Choose the one you prefer, but make sure that the filling is not going to come out.


put the chicken on a baking sheet and add a splash of oil on top, as well as sprinkle some aromatic herbs such as rosemary. As for the accompaniment for the stuffed Christmas chicken, you can opt for some baked potatoes, roasted apples or whatever you like.


With the oven preheated to 180ºC, put the tray with the Stuffed Chicken and after 10 minutes, lower the temperature to 150 ° C. To make sure that the stew will not be dry, you can sprinkle the chicken with a splash of wine or the liquor you have used. You will need to bake the chicken for at least 45-60 minutes checking if it is well browned and cooked.

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