Roast Chicken With Mushroom-Onion Stuffing

"From the Fanny Farmer Cookbook; this is a simple delicious recipe. As I have recently learned, homemade stuffing is really easy to make. For a nice presentation be sure to truss the chicken."
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins




  • To make the stuffing: melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the onion and mushrooms, cooking until the onion is soft. Remove from heat; stir in the crumbs and season to taste.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Stuff the body cavity, and truss the bird.
  • Brush the melted butter all over and sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Place the chicken breast up in a roasting pan and cook at 325 degrees for 25 minutes per pound. The meat thermometer should read 170 degrees in the breast meat.
  • If desired you can melt more butter and baste every 15 minutes. (I don't baste my chicken; I just leave it alone.).
  • Remove the chicken to a warm platter and cover with foil, letting it rest 10 minutes before carving.

Questions & Replies

  1. The chicken is only 1.6kg just the two of us, how long would you cook it for at 325? ??
  2. Why would you need to cook it at 325 that seems rather low? Why at 350? Making this recipe today ??


  1. This was wonderful stuffing! I used portabello mushrooms and the stuffing had a flavour that was meaty in some ways but light in others that went so well with the chicken. I cooked the chicken on a rotisserie on a BBQ so used a slightly different cooking method but am sure it would be just as good cooked in the oven.


I'm a stay at home mom with 3 adorable children-an 8 year old daredevil son, a 5 1/2 year old princess and a wild little 2 year old girl! I love to cook, and like having my little helpers in the kitchen! I usually love recipes that are completely from scratch (I still love them actually) but right now my focus is on having any kind of food ready by mealtime! It's a little crazy here lately. Every summer we have a huge organic garden, apple orchard and raspberry and blueberry patches, along with a woods full of wild foods waiting for me to learn what they are so I can collect them. I'm learning about wild mushrooms first, so if anyone has any tips, let me know. We also eat wild venison which my husband and I hunt ourselves. It's our favorite meat, since it's lean, organic and cheap! Some of my hobbies are: hiking, biking, rock climbing, gardening, playing in the water with my kids, or just swinging in the hammock with a good book. I go stir crazy if I spend too much time inside.
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