Zucchini & Parmesan-Stuffed Roast Chicken

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h 40 min
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb roasting potatoes 750 g
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 60 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper, divided 7 mL
  • 2 1/4 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini) 550 mL
  • 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs 30 mL
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 45 mL
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves, divided 10 mL
  • 3 1/2 lb 1 Blue Goose Certified Humane Whole Chicken 1.75 kg

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Into a small roasting pan add quartered potatoes and toss with 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil and season with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Toss zucchini with breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, half the minced garlic, 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano, and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper until well combined; set aside. Loosen the skin from the breast with your fingers and evenly stuff zucchini mixture under skin.

  • Step 3

    Rub chicken all over with remaining oil. Add minced garlic to cavity and season cavity and chicken with remaining oregano, salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Tie legs together with butcher twine. Place chicken, breast side up, in roasting pan on top of potatoes and roast in lower third of oven for 70 to 80 min. or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of the inner thigh registers 185°F (85°C).

  • Step 5

    Transfer chicken to serving platter or cutting board and tent with foil for 10 to 15 min. before removing string and slicing. Remove potatoes and keep warm.

  • Step 6

    Serve chicken and potatoes with strained pan drippings.

Tip

This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin C and an excellent source of iron and fiber

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/6 of recipe):
  • Calories 530
  • Fat 29 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbs 24 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Protein 42 g
  • Cholesterol 125 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 770 mg