Celery Herb Stuffing and Savory Chicken


I taught my children this recipe by singing along to Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, great herb stuffing seasonings. If you can get savory from the Atlantic provinces to green your chicken; it would be the best. My father was a Newfoundlander and swore by their savory.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
5 servings


  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ cup diced celery, with leaves

  • 6 slices stale bread, cut into cubes

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh savory


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir together onion, celery, bread, pepper, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and celery salt in a large bowl; pour melted butter over bread mixture and stir to combine.

  3. Spoon stuffing into the cavities of chicken; place chicken into a roasting pan. Sprinkle chicken with savory; cover with a lid or foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove cover; increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roast until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

This recipe can be increased for a larger chicken or turkey. Allow 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), covered, then 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), uncovered, until browned, about 15 minutes more.

Place any extra stuffing into a greased ovenproof dish and bake, covered, until vegetables are translucent, about 45 minutes. If the casserole seems dry, moisten with a small amount of chicken stock or melted butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

599 Calories
40g Fat
19g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 755mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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