I made this for a late lunch with friends.
Chicken can be stuffed the day ahead. I served with sautéed mixed julienne vegetables and black rice.
Used mushroom gravy and served in a bowl alongside the chicken.
And leftovers, if there is any, are perfect for a sandwich the next day.
3-4 pound chicken, deboned
panko bread crumbs
cloves of garlic, minced
fresh thyme sprigs
salt and black peper for chicken
In This Recipe
Mix ground pork, panko, baking powder, egg, garlic, parsley, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper and chilli flakes, cover and place in the fridge.
Debone chicken the best way you know (I recommend youtube video by Jacques Pépin.
Follow the instruction to the point before staffing, I did butterfly legs and breast to extend roll.
To make rolling easier, place chicken on the baking sheet covered with saran wrap or parchment paper and put in the freezer for an hour or so but not longer than two (depend on your freezer) for the chicken to dray and firm up. It will be much easier to handle.
Take out and staff chicken with pork mixture that you shaped into one tick sausage, place crossway (opposite way from youtube), roll, tide and season with ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 2 tbsp oil, 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
Roast at 400 F for 70-80 minutes, every 15 to 20 minutes baste chicken with oil.
Take out, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes.