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Roast Chicken with Raisin Corn Bread Stuffing

  Finely chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried dill weed 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coarsely crumbled corn bread 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Slightly beaten egg white 1
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Or As Required)
  Whole roasting chicken 3 Pound (1 Piece)

1. In a small saucepan simmer the celery and onion in the 1/4 cup chicken broth till tender. In a medium mixing bowl combine the undrained celery mixture, raisins, dillweed, and salt. Add the corn bread and beaten egg white; toss gently till mixed. Drizzle with desired amount of additional broth to moisten; toss gently to mix.
2. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Loosely spoon stuffing mixture into body cavity. Pull neck skin to back; fasten with a small skewer. Slip drumsticks under band of skin to secure or tie the drumsticks securely to tail. Twist wing tips under the back. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
3. Roast chicken, uncovered, in 375° oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or till drumsticks move easily in their sockets and the thickest part feels soft when pressed, or till the meat is no longer pink. If using a meat thermometer, it should register 180° to 185° when placed in the center of the thigh.
4. When chicken is done, remove from the oven and cover with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Remove skin before serving. If desired, garnish with herbs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3789 Calories from Fat 1991

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 220 g338.8%

Saturated Fat 61.7 g308.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 993.4 mg331.1%

Sodium 3267.1 mg136.1%

Total Carbohydrates 177 g58.9%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49.1%

Sugars 32.1 g

Protein 264 g528.9%

Vitamin A 42.5% Vitamin C 15.7%

Calcium 38.8% Iron 131.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Chicken With Raisin Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe