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Whole Boneless Stuffed Chicken with Apples and Honey

Hana Itzhaki
Course dinner, Holiday Meal, Main Course, Shabbat
Cuisine Moroccan


  • Roasting Pan


Stuffing Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup bazmati rice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts optional
  • 1 cup packed parsley finely chopped

Chicken & Vegetables:

  • 1 3-4 pound whole chicken back bone removed
  • 10 small potatoes
  • 2 large Fugi apples cored and cut into large wedges
  • 6 small carrots peeled
  • 8 shallots peeled
  • 3 small sweet potatoes scrubbed and cut into quartets
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Seasoning Mix for Vegetables & Chicken

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teapspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Stuffing Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion 4-5 minutes until translucent.
  • Add ground beef and sauté until beef starts to brown 6-8 minutes.
  • Add rice, water and seasonings. Stir until combined. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in pine nuts and parsley. Allow stuffing to cool completely.

Chicken and Vegetable Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all of the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Season vegetables with half of the seasoning mix, 1T. oil and 1T. honey. Toss vegetables to coat. Season chicken with remaining seasoning mix. Rub seasoning into chicken until evenly covered. Stuff chicken with cooled stuffing. Truss chicken with cooking twine. Drizzle with remaining 1 T. oil and 1 T. honey.
  • Place the chicken and vegetable on a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. You may need a second baking sheet to fit all of the vegetables. If using 2 baking sheets roast vegetable on bottom rack for 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Roast chicken on top rack for 1 hour, 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145F.
Keyword kosher, stuffed chicken