Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Super comfort food from Cuisine At Home. We prefer using 1 medium size lemon for the zest and juicing aspect. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. A variation of French farcir except the stuffing is underneath the chicken. This is really good when using a cast iron pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and celery in olive oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  3. Add zest, salt, garlic, pepper, thyme, and red pepper; continue to saute until onions and celery are soft and translucent, about 5 more minutes; remove from hear. Stir in parsley and set aside.
  4. Spray chicken on both sides with cooking spray; season with pepper and salt.
  5. Layer bread, onion mixture, then chicken in a lightly oiled pan.
  6. Pour lemon juice over chicken (the amount of lemon juice depends upon what you prefer) and roast, uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, or until golden brown and at least 160-165 degrees. Check for doneness the last 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and serve, spoon some bread and vegetables onto each plate and top with chicken. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

What a wonderful recipe WiGal, we enjoyed it very much. Perfectly cooked chicken, that was crispy, moist and tender, with a very flavorful, citrusy tasting stuffing. I baked the chicken for 75 minutes and did use the red pepper flakes, we enjoyed the subtle heat it brought to the dish. A wonderful meal served with mashed potatoes and baby carrots & sweet peas. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that my family will enjoy again and again. Made for Holiday Tag.

5 5

Great roasted chicken recipe with a wonderful "stuffing-like" bonus. The bread/celery/onion mixture was so yummy. You just have to watch your cooking time to make sure you don't start to blacken the bread. The chicken flavor was outstanding. I cooked mine for about and hour and 15 minutes. The only change I will make next time is to omit the red pepper flakes. I do like spice in recipes, but this recipe seems more like pure comfort food. Thank you for posting! Made for Please Review my Recipe in the Cooking Tag Games forums.

5 5

What a great recipe!!! I made this for dinner last night and served it with mashed potatoes/gravy and corn, the whole family loved it. I used 4 small chicken thighs with skin and one large b/s chicken breast for DS. I made 1/2 of the recipe and left out the crushed red peppers (personal preference for this type of dish) and then followed as written. I also roasted 2 chicken breasts in a separate pan for Cooked Chicken for Recipes - Barefoot Contessa Style and used the dripping to make the gravy for Lex's chicken. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe/change to the normal roasted chicken and dressing. Made for PRMR Tag Game.