• Serves 4
  • 140 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


This is a great recipe for a Sunday roast chicken or the perfect Christmas stuffed roast chicken.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1.5 kg medium chicken
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g bread, broken into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 small onion, cut into quarters
  • 50g butter, softened
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place the chicken and vegetables in a roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and season well with the salt and pepper. Place in the centre of the preheated oven. Roast the chicken for approx. 1 hour 20 mins.
  2. Halfway through cooking, spoon the juices over the chicken and add a couple of tablespoons of water to the roasting tin to stop the vegetables from burning. To check if the chicken is cooked pierce the thickest part of the leg - the juices should be running clear.
  3. To Make the Stuffing: Place the bread, parsley, thyme and onion in a food processor. Process until you have fine bread-crumbs and the onion is finely chopped. Season and add in the butter.


A delicious stuffed roast chicken passed down to me by my mum.

  • Not just a Christmas recipe… this sounds great all year round!


  • I need to cook this during this chilly weather! Havnt had a roast chicken in ages!

    • I love roast chicken through all the seasons – my favourite comfort roast.


  • wow what a great recipe! I think it sounds extremely tasty!


  • Will be following this advice as having trouble with my chickens lately. My family love stuffing, so will be using this one.

    • yep it is a good one. cheers daniel for sharing your impressive idea.


  • sounds utterly yum. ta for the recipe


  • i have never made stuffing lol, cooked plenty of chickens though


  • I love recipes that are handed down – they have stood the test of time.


  • Checking your recipe, roasting an entire chicken doesn’t look difficult at all. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks for sharing your recipe for roast chicken – looks good. Love recipes that have been handed down and ones from mums are special! :)


  • A simple recipe that looks delicious; perfect for the whole family to enjoy, thanks!.


  • Great recipe for Christmas,it looks perfect Daniel,thanks!


  • Good on you Daniel. You must be a whizz in the kitchen


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