Citrus Stuffed Chicken

Citrus Stuffed Chicken

Preheat oven 425°F

1 large orange
1 lemon
1 small onion
2 teaspoons thyme dried leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 Whole Roaster Chicken
Peanut, vegetable, olive, canola oil, or whatever oil you prefer
Salt and Pepper

Cut orange, lemon and onions into chunks
Put into a small bowl add the thyme, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place chicken into an oiled shallow roasting pan. Stuff this mixture into your chicken and close (if you have left over citrus stuffing, add this to the roasting pan). Rub the outside of the chicken with oil, sprinkle salt and pepper all over the top.

Cook chicken according to the directions that come with your roaster. My roaster was a little over 5 lbs. I cooked mine in a preheated 425°F oven for 30 minutes, then I lowered the oven temperature to 375°F and cooked it for a little over an hour and a half longer or until the internal temperature (with a meat thermometer) reached 180°F. The juices must run clean and not pink.

Take the chicken out of the roasting pan, place on to a serving platter and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
citrus stuffing

Citrus Stuffed Chicken