Whole baked chicken is a great option of making a tasty dinner. Beautiful smell spreads all around the house while your chicken is baking. There are many variations of preparing a whole chicken in the oven. For me the best oven baked chicken is prepared by following a very simple recipe. A combination of a good quality extra virgin olive oil, red paprika and a little sea salt spread over outside and inside of whole chicken is good enough to bake a great tasting and crispy chicken.
Every time I prepare an oven baked chicken I start with making a stuffing. I store my stuffing in the fridge while preparing the chicken. It is great to serve baked chicken with a piece of aromatic stuffing on the serving plate. I make a stuffing without adding an extra meat into it. I usually bake my stuffing separately in the same baking dish with a chicken. You can stuff the inside of chicken or place a thin layer of stuffing under the chicken’s breast skin also.
How to Make a Stuffing for the Best Oven Baked Chicken
Prepare all the ingredients:
- 6 slices of white bread
- 1 cup whole lukewarm milk
- 50 g unsalted, softened butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 chopped spring onions
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Follow my simple recipe:
- Cut white bread into cubes and add to the bowl.
- Pour milk over the bread and let soak for 15 minutes.
- In the large bowl combine softened butter, egg yolks and sea salt and beat until smooth.
- Add ground nutmeg, spring onions and soaked white bread and stir to combine well.
- Store in the fridge before use.
I usually bake a couple of small potatoes in the baking dish together with chicken and stuffing. It is the best to serve either oven baked chicken leg or breast immediately with potatoes and a piece of stuffing arranged on the serving plate.
Additionally I serve a small fresh green leaf salad with olive oil dressing as a side dish.
Hope you will enjoy baking your whole chicken with stuffing at home. Looking forward to receiving your comments below.