Roast Chicken With Apricot Stuffing (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Put 1/3 cup olive oil, the garlic, 1 tablespoon marjoram, the lemon zest and juice, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a mini food processor and pulse to make a paste. Loosen the chicken skin with your fingers. Rub the paste under and over the skin and inside the cavity. Put the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Make the stuffing: Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red onion, celery and dried apricots and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the bread and parsley and cook, stirring, until combined, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Fill the chicken cavity with the stuffing, tie the legs together with twine and put breast-side up on a rack in a roasting pan; tuck the wings underneath. Roast until the skin begins to brown, about 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue roasting until deep golden brown, about 1 more hour. (Cover loosely with foil if it's browning too quickly.)
  4. Whisk the preserves and vinegar in a small bowl; brush on the chicken and continue roasting until the skin is crisp and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F, about 20 more minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Garnish with marjoram sprigs.
  5. Photograph by Con Poulos
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1549.8 Kcal (6489 kJ)
Calories from fat 734.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.6g 126%
Cholesterol 408.15mg 136%
Sodium 1228.72mg 51%
Potassium 1138.07mg 24%
Total Carbs 95.63g 32%
Sugars 9.05g 36%
Dietary Fiber 2.16g 9%
Protein 101.43g 203%
Vitamin C 24.7mg 41%
Iron 5.5mg 31%
Calcium 86.6mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.31 Kcal (855 kJ)
Calories from fat 96.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.76g 126%
Cholesterol 53.81mg 136%
Sodium 161.98mg 51%
Potassium 150.03mg 24%
Total Carbs 12.61g 32%
Sugars 1.19g 36%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 9%
Protein 13.37g 203%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 41%
Iron 0.7mg 31%
Calcium 11.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 37.4
  • 40

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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