Roast Chicken With Rice and Fruit Stuffing

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Toast the cashews lightly in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a saute pan
  • Add the onion and the celery
  • Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until tender
  • Add the rice, saute over medium heat for 2 minutes
  • Add the hot soup, orange juice, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes
  • Add the apricots and raisins to the rice, stir gently with a fork
  • Cover and cook for 5 more minutes, until the rice is nearly tender
  • Stir in the cinnamon, lemon rind and cashews
  • Taste for seasoning and correct if necessary
  • Set aside to cool
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on all sides and in the cavity as well
  • Spoon enough of the stuffing into the chicken to fill it, packing lightly
  • Keep the extra stuffing at room temperature
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast in the oven for 1 hour
  • When a fork stuck into the thickest part of the chicken causes the juices to run clear, the chicken is ready
  • If the juices are still pink, add a few more minutes until you get the clear juices
  • Let the bird rest for about 5-10 minutes
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and saute the leftover stuffing until hot, about 3 minutes
  • Serve the stuff chicken on a platter, with the sauteed stuffing on the side
  • You can also serve the roasting juices in a sauceboat
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