Day 3: Stuffed Chicken Recipe

When the in-laws came over, we had our share of delicacies, mouth watering biryanis, Diwali sweets and a different/new dish every other week. Though I find many of them a bit hard to try out on my own, there’s this stuffed chicken recipe which I find do-able. A new recipe to try this year:

Ingredients:
Skinless full chicken – 800 gms

For marinating:
Yogurt – 50 gms
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder – 4 tbsp
Salt – to taste

To grind into a thick paste (also for Marination):
Black Peppercorns – 12
Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
Fenugreek seeds – 1tsp
Cloves – 6
Corriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Mint leaves – a small bunch
Garlic – 12-15
Ginger – 2-3 inch

For Stuffing:
Oil/ghee – 2 tbsp
3 medium onions
Dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashews) as per taste and
Salt – to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Clean the insides of the skinless full chicken and wash it thoroughly.Apply turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and yogurt and 3/4 of the ground marinate paste.(Rest of the paste is required for stuffing). Keep overnight.  Marinated chicken
Next day prepare the stuffing:

Sauté onions on oil/ghee. Add turmeric and chilli powder. Add dry fruits as per taste.

Add the ground paste and salt and sauté on medium heat till the stuffing turns dark brown.

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Apart from dry fruits you may add chicken liver or prawns if you like.
Stuff the chicken:
Once this stuffing cools down, fill it into the marinated chicken. Keep a part of this stuffing aside.
Sew up the chicken with a thick needle and thicker thread so it doesn’t break or open up.
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Cooking the stuffed chicken:

Take a big wok in which you can put the entire chicken and flip it.

Add ghee to the wok and sauté some garam masala (Bay leaves, star anise)

Add in the remaining stuffing and sauté.

 
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Add the sewed up stuffed chicken

Add water as required, cover and cook.

Turn half way.

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Stuffed Chicken is ready!

PS: The photos above are taken during the time my MIL prepared this. I am yet to make this one.

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2 thoughts on “Day 3: Stuffed Chicken Recipe

    • Yes please do and let me know how it turns out. I know your husband is a master chef. I think you had shared a menu he prepared one day while you were out? Chicken, mutton both!

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