The aroma of roast chicken wafting from the kitchen is a siren call that beckons even the most discerning foodie. This culinary classic, when paired with a delectable herb stuffing, transforms into a symphony of flavours that will leave you craving for more.

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Recipe For Roast Chicken with Herb Stuffing

Shane Lowry
This delicious recipe for roast chicken with herb stuffing is sure to impress your guests.
Learn how to make a perfectly seasoned and succulent roast chicken with a flavourful herb stuffing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Easy and Flavourful Main Dish Ideas for Every Occasion
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 1 roast chicken with stuffing
Calories 298 kcal


For the Chicken:

  • 1 whole chicken about 1.5kg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Herb Stuffing:

  • 2 slices of bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary, and thyme
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • Rub the chicken with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bread pieces, onion, celery, garlic, herbs, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
    Mix well until the stuffing is evenly distributed.
  • Loosely stuff the chicken cavity with the herb stuffing.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast for 1½ hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 74°C (165°F).
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.



  • For extra flavour, rub the chicken with softened butter before roasting.
  • To ensure the chicken cooks evenly, truss the chicken before roasting.
    This involves tying the legs together with kitchen twine.
  • If you prefer a crispy skin, baste the chicken with the pan juices during the last 30 minutes of roasting.

Herb Stuffing Variations:

  • Experiment with different herbs in the stuffing, such as parsley, tarragon, or oregano.
  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruits to the stuffing for a richer flavour and texture.
  • For a more decadent stuffing, use sausage meat instead of breadcrumbs.


Roast chicken with herb stuffing is a culinary classic that never disappoints.
With its simple yet flavourful ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this dish is sure to become a staple in your kitchen repertoire.
So gather your loved ones around the table and savour the symphony of flavours that this culinary delight has to offer.
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Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

1 Comment

Moana Tuputala · 17/11/2023 at 3:13 am

5 stars
This is great and tastes similar to my Mums. I tried the tip of basting and it came out lovely

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