July 11, 2017
By Australian Mushrooms Chicken, Dinner, Gourmet, Miguel A world of flavours, Dinner, Entertaining, Family favourite, Gourmet oven, roast A world of flavours, Autumn, Autumn Flavours, Dinner, Gourmet mushroom meals, Mushroom chicken, Winter
1 hr 15 mins
1 large chicken
20g unsalted butter, softened
400g Swiss Brown Mushrooms, quartered
3 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
1 tsp Spanish smoky paprika
2 Portabella Mushrooms
1 tbsp olive oil
2 fresh chorizo sausages, diced
4 medium Flat Mushrooms, chopped
4 spring onions, chopped
1 bunch baby beets, washed, halved (golden and purple)
1 bunch Dutch carrots, washed, trimmed (purple, yellow, orange)
1 bunch spring onions, trimmed
2 bulbs baby fennel, quartered
1Preheat oven to 180°C (allow 30 minutes cooking per 500g of chicken).
2Blend the butter, mushrooms and thyme in a food processor and season generously with salt and pepper.
3Gently loosen the skin by pushing your fingers along the surface of the meat around the breast and thighs.
4Push the butter under the skin and work the butter as far down under the skin as possible.
5Sprinkle the paprika over the skin and rub until evenly coated.
6For the stuffing, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
7Add the chorizo, mushrooms and spring onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring regularly.
8Season to taste and remove from the heat.
9Push one of the Portabella Mushrooms and chorizo mixture firmly into the cavity inside the chicken, creating pressure so they roast with the chicken juices.
10 Close up the cavity with the other Portabella Mushroom.
11 Chop the veggies and place into the base of a baking tray.
12 Season the veggies with lots of salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil and mix together using your hands.
13 Cook the veggies together with the chicken.
14Remove from the oven and serve with stuffing and veggies.
This roast chicken is delicious with a fresh slaw salad.