Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chicken Stuffed with Potatoes

It's never a good thing when I change my food schedule one day into it. I can become very confused. However, I realized that on Friday, when I had planned to make this dish, my eldest son will be home, and he detests potatoes. So, a reversal of Tuesday's and Friday's menus seemed to be the order of the day.

From Jeff Smith of the Frugal Gourmet comes the idea, if not exactly the recipe, for Chicken stuffed with potatoes. Having no olives or anchovies, I changed the recipe to suit the ingredients I did have on hand. It was great; poor Thor got virtually no scraps.


1 Oven Stuffer Roaster
4 to 6 Redskin Potatoes, cut into pieces
Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, minced
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. chili powder

Clean out chicken and salt inside and out to taste.

Put the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add onions, garlic, rosemary, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour olive oil over them and mix together to coat the potatoes. Stuff potatoes in the chicken, and lay the remainder in the bottom of the pan. Tent with foil and roast at 350 for the time needed to roast a chicken of whatever size you're using when stuffed. When cooked, remove the potatoes from the chicken and stir back into the pan. Pour off most of the pan drippings for gravy, and put the potatoes back in the oven at 400 to 10 to 15 minutes to brown them, and to fully cook the potatoes which were in the chicken. I doubled this recipe, and used two 7 pound chickens with 5 pounds of potatoes (some of which were cooked in a separate roasting dish).

Jeff Smith called for chopped anchovies and stuffed olives to be mixed with the potatoes, and did not call for the chili powder and onions. I had neither, so made the changes I did.


Pam said...

When I saw that you were going to make chicken stuffed with potatoes, I was thinking something like mashed potatoes and was wondering how you were going to do that! This looks much better and sounds fabulous!

Faith said...

I'm sure my leisure time tonight will find me pouring over my Frugal Gourmet books, lol! Looks really yummy! One of my favorite dishes is to roast a chicken with a quartered lemon or orange stuffed in the caviity - I had never thought to try potatoes but this looks yummy.