Try this delicious chicken and stuffing recipe, inspired by the traditional Scottish dish, skirlie.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 90 minutes
Serves: 4 people
1largeSuperValu Free Range Whole Chicken
10 - SuperValu Rooster Potatoes
roasted, to serve
For the Oat Stuffing
1 - Lemon
1 - Onion
or pinhead oats
100gSuperValu Fresh Breadcrumbs
2tbspSuperValu Fresh Parsley Flat Leaf
2tbspSuperValu Fresh Sage
1tspSuperValu Fresh Thyme
This recipe will serve 4 - 6 people
Preheat the oven to 200oC/gas mark 6.
To make the stuffing, melt the butter in a saucepan set over a low heat, then add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Mix in the oats, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and chopped herbs. Season lightly and set aside to cool.
Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the cold stuffing and tie the chicken legs together with butcher twine. Place the chicken in a roasting tin. Loosen the skin of the chicken and gently massage the softened butter into the breasts. Season the skin generously with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken in the oven and roast about 90 minutes, until the juices run clear when you pierce the thighs. Serve the stuffing on the side along with roasted potatoes.