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Recipe for Greek Style Roast Stuffed Chicken

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456099385Greek Style Roast Stuffed Chicken (Kotopoulo Yemisto) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 lb. chicken
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoons pepper

Directions to Make Greek Roasted Chicken:

Prepare chicken for roasting. Rub neck and body cavities lightly with salt.

Chop giblets into small pieces.

In 1/4 cup hot butter in saucepan, sauté pine nuts until they turn pink.

Remove pine nuts and sauté giblets in same butter. Add rice, and sauté 3 minutes.

Add pine nuts, water currants, salt and pepper.

Cover and cook slowly over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.

Fill chicken about 2/3 full, with the stuffing, packing it loosely, and sew or skewer the opening.

Truss bird and roast. Place bird, with breast side up, on a rack in shallow pan.

Cover top and sides of chicken with a piece of cheesecloth dipped in melted butter.

Roast in an oven that has been set at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 hours.

If cheesecloth dries, moisten it with some of the dripping in pan.

Remove the cloth towards the end of the cooking period.

Serve, garnished with the stuffing.

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