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Gallina Rellena

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  Young chicken 3 Pound (1 In Number)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pinion nuts/Slivered blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsweetened chocolate square 1 Ounce (1 Square)
  Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Meat stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon (If Not Using Baste)
  Chocolate baste 2 Tablespoon

1 Rinse and dress the chicken. Lightly sprinkle cavity with 1 teaspoon salt.
2 Saute the ground beef. Drain off excess fat and reserve fat for the baste, if using baste. Combine the cooked beef with the raisins, nuts, chocolate, spices, meat stock and salt to taste. Cook until mixture thickens slightly.
3 Add wine and bring to a boil, then simmer briefly. Use the mixture to stuff the chicken. Truss the bird. Baste with melted butter or prepare baste. Brush periodically with whichever you use as the chicken bakes. Bake the chicken in a 350°F. oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4671 Calories from Fat 2716

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 310 g477.2%

Saturated Fat 106.8 g534.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1309.2 mg436.4%

Sodium 4789.1 mg199.5%

Total Carbohydrates 209 g69.7%

Dietary Fiber 44.9 g179.7%

Sugars 118.8 g

Protein 286 g571.2%

Vitamin A 15.4% Vitamin C 12.2%

Calcium 22.6% Iron 79.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Gallina Rellena Recipe