Roast chicken with couscous stuffing

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Recipe from: 07 July 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 1h 30 min


  • 1
    free range chicken
  • 1/4
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/4
  • 1/2
    couscous, cooked
  • 130
    courgettes, grated
  • 2
    sunflower oil
  • 50
    dried cranberries
  • 1/2
    blanched and peeled
  • hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt and black pepper
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Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Combine the honey and the mustard.
Heat the sunflower oil and sauté the courgettes over medium heat until semi-cooked.

Combine all the stuffing ingredients and press into the cavity of the chicken.

Season the skin and rub with honey/mustard glaze.

Roast the chicken breast-side down for 30 minutes and then turn it breast-side up and roast for one hour.

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