Best Oven Baked Chicken – With Aromatic Stuffing



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:

  1. Cut white bread into cubes and add to the bowl.
  2. Pour milk over the bread and let soak for 15 minutes.
  3. In the large bowl combine softened butter, egg yolks and sea salt and beat until smooth.
  4. Add ground nutmeg, spring onions and soaked white bread and stir to combine well.
  5. 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. :)






Best Oven Baked Chicken - With Aromatic Stuffing
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Best Oven Baked Chicken - With Aromatic Stuffing
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  1. Prepare your ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  3. In the bowl combine olive oil, sea salt and paprika.
  4. Put chicken into the baking dish breasts side down.
  5. Spread olive oil mixture over the chicken.
  6. Turn over the chicken and spread with olive oil mixture outside and inside the chicken.
  7. Arrange stuffing in the baking dish and place potatoes all around the chicken.
  8. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and season with sea salt.
  9. Cover and bake 90 minutes .
  10. Uncover and bake for additional 30 minutes.
  11. Serve your oven baked chicken immediately and enjoy.
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