This is a recipe I came up with while flatting with a bunch of boys. There was always beer in the house and I had to find something to do with it all. Hope you enjoy it! Sorry the measurements are vauge, I tend to just throw things in randomly.
sprigs rosemary, Sage and Thyme (Fresh again, but not as big a deal with the stuffing)
teaspoon salt and pepper
Serving Size: 1 (446) g
Servings Per Recipe:
AMT. PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
Calories from Fat 679 g64 %
Total Fat 75.5 g116 %
Saturated Fat 23.5 g117 %
Cholesterol 274.3 mg
Sodium 654.2 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g4 %
Sugars 4.3 g17 %
Protein 63.1 g
Defrost and remove giblets from Chicken (if they're still inside). Take a sharp knife and punch holes into the flesh across the Chicken, both sides breast, wings and thighs to allow the basting to penetrate the Chicken.( At this point I tend to stuff small slivers of garlic into some of the holes to make sure the garlic flavour bakes right into the chicken.).
To prepare the baste, first add the beer and allow the foam to settle. Add the Chicken stock, followed by oil or butter and finally adding the Garlic and herbs. You can finely chop the garlic if you like, but its more than acceptable just to smash it with the side of your knife and pop it into the baste, the flavour will be the same. Set aside.
Cut or blend the bread slices into small chunks, remove crusts if you perfer. Dice onion and add with chopped herbs. melt butter completely and add to mixture. Taste and season to your liking with salt and pepper. (If you use salted butter, it wont need as much salt.) Squish together using your hands to mix the butter into the bread. It should stick together relatively well, not being too wet but not too dry or crumbly. Stuff into the chicken until it is slightly sticking out of the Chicken.
Now that the Chicken is stuffed place in a Roasting dish and pour a small amount of the basting over the raw chicken. Start with the underside, and then flip it over so the breast is on top so that it will recieve the most baste.
Cook as per instructions on the Chicken packet, adding more baste as the chicken cooks, or every 10 minutes until you have run out of baste mixture.
Remove from oven. Place the chicken on a serving plate and cover. The remaining baste can be used to make a gravy by adding cornflour, or you can simply make a jus by boiling the baste down and sieveing the chunky ingredients out.