Always an impressive dish, a whole chicken provides plenty of protein, little saturated fat, and good amounts of B vitamins and zinc. A meal like this is perfect for noteworthy occasions, or just a simple family dinner.
The quantities for this recipe are way out. 3 onions, 3 celery and 4 cups of herb bread stuffing is far too much. I needed about 1/4 of it to stuff a large chicken. I would put 1/2 an onion, 1 small celery stick and 1 cup of stuffing. The herb combination of sage, thyme and pepper is nice but a bit plain. I added salt, garlic and butter, and made it all into a herbed butter which was much nicer. Stuffing lemon slices under the skin was really nice. Putting stock in the bottom of the baking tray is a lovely idea, it made the chicken very tender. The skin wasn't crispy though, which i missed as i love a good crispy skin on a roast chicken. I took some good tips from this recipe, but overall, it needs to be modified too much for me to say its any good. - 22 Feb 2017 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)
This is a great recipe, shared it with our very large family all commented how nice. - 27 Jan 2016 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)