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Christmas Roast Chicken with Herbed Bread Stuffing and Gravy
Shankar Krishnamurthy
Category:   Non Vegetarian
Herbed Bread Stuffing

  • 1 baguette bread, cubed
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced - crosswise
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water and cranberry sauce
  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Toast bread in a large shallow baking pan in middle of oven until just dry, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Cook onions, celery, and herbs in butter in a large heavy skillet over moderately lowheat, stirring occasionally, until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir together bread, vegetables, broth, water, and salt and pepper to taste, and then cool completely, uncovered, make a roll and allow cooling.
  • Finally sliced the roll and serve with roast chicken.
Roast Gravy
  • Collect all trimmings of bed vegetables and put it in pan.
  • Add stock water. Allow to boil.
  • Finally, add a little flour and butter to make a smooth gravy.
  • Strain it with muslin cloth finished with white wine.
  • Serve it with roast chicken and stuffing, accompanied with tossed vegetables and potatoes.

Roast Chicken


Fresh whole chicken

1200 gm

Black pepper      

50 gm


50 ml

Carrot (4 no.)           

100 gm

Celery stalks

100 gm


100 gm

Fresh thyme

2 springs

Bay leaf

2 gm

Big onion

2 no.

White wine

1 cup (120 ml)


1 no.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • ub inside of chicken with lemon half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add the onion quarters, dried herbs, and parsley to chicken cavity.
  • Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan and roast at 350° for about 20 minutes.
  • Baste with melted butter several times (optional).
  • The same chicken melted fat can be basting on top of the chicken for moisturizing.
  • Internal temperature should register about 175° on a meat thermometer. For about 45 minutes.
Shankar Krishnamurthy is a celebrity chef and restaurateur.

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