How to Bake a Whole Chicken With Stuffing

By Ma Wen Jie

A baked whole chicken with stuffing is a delicious main dish. A stuffed chicken allows for the preparation of other dishes while the chicken is baking. By changing the stuffing recipe, the flavor and character of the dish can be changed to suit your taste.

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How to Bake a Whole Chicken With Stuffing

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Step 2

Arrange the bread cubes in baking pans or on cookie sheets and toast them in the oven for 45 minutes.

Step 3

Mix the pepper, dried onion, garlic salt, oil, tarragon and parsley flakes in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4

Put the toasted bread cubes in the mixing bowl and toss them to coat them with the spices. Pour the chicken broth over the stuffing and mix thoroughly.

Step 5

Remove any organs still in the chicken; they are usually in a paper envelope.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 7

Stuff the chicken with the stuffing and place it on a rack in a roasting pan.

Step 8

Bake the stuffed chicken for between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 1/2 hours. Measure the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be 175 degrees when done. A good rule of thumb is to roast the chicken 20 minutes per pound.