Roast chicken with quinoa
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Tasty Roast chicken with quinoa, bacon and sage stuffing Recipe

Spoil the family with perfectly roast chicken with flavoursome stuffing.
Roast chicken with quinoa, bacon and sage stuffing
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 1:40 | Total Time : 2:00 | Serving : 4 person.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced

  • 2 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves

  • 1.5kg whole chicken

  • Steamed cauliflower, to serve

  • Steamed baby (Dutch) carrots

  • Steamed peas, to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan-forced. Place quinoa and 1 cup cold water in a saucepan over high heat. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until water is absorbed. Rinse. Drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • Step 2

    Heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Add bacon mixture and sage to quinoa. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    Rinse chicken cavity under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towel inside and out. Spoon quinoa mixture into cavity. Tie legs with kitchen string. Place in a greased roasting pan. Brush with remaining oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour 20 minutes or until juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into thigh. Cover loosely with foil. Rest for 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Serve chicken with steamed vegetables.

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