Roast chicken stuffed with a fragrant turmeric flavored rice stuffing.

Nazi
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • In a small skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is hot, saute the chopped onion. Add turmeric and raisins. Saute. Add cooked rice and salt. Mix well.

  • Butter the outside of both chickens and sprinkle a little pepper on both. Stuff the rice mixture into both chickens. Place in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour (or until chickens are nice and brown and the juices run clear).

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Nutrition Facts

600 calories; 28.7 g total fat; 139 mg cholesterol; 137 mg sodium. 37.6 g carbohydrates; 46.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
Delicious. I made too much of the rice mixture so I just put the extra rice in the bottom of the pan under the chicken. The rice absorbed the juices from the chicken and tasted excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2007
This review is on the stuffing only as I used the stuffing in a turkey for Christmas dinner. I think I am a bread stuffing kind of gal through and through. But my mother-in-law has celiac's and cannot eat bread stuffing or turkey roasted with bread stuffing. My family doesn't go for raisins in stuffing so I swapped that for two stalks of celery chopped and added a small can of mushroom stems and pieces just on a whim. I didn't have turmeric in the house. I used parsley instead. I made the stuffing last night and put it in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator over night before stuffing into the turkey this morning. When I first tasted it this morning I thought it tasted too oniony. I stuffed about half of what I made (tripled the stuffing recipe) into the turkey which had butter garlic powder thyme savory parsley rosemary crushed bay leaves and thyme rubbed into the inside cavity. The part that was stuffed was about 10 times better than the unstuffed portion that just got baked with a little turkey stock added for flavor. I served the portion that got stuffed saving the unstuffed portion for if we needed more. What I served got mostly eaten and was better covered in turkey gravy and eaten with cranberry sauce. But the rice just didn't quite do it for me. I think I may try a different rice stuffing in the future to see if I can find one I like better for the times when I do have to make it for my mother-in-law. Read More
(9)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
Delicious. I made too much of the rice mixture so I just put the extra rice in the bottom of the pan under the chicken. The rice absorbed the juices from the chicken and tasted excellent. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
Delicious. I made too much of the rice mixture so I just put the extra rice in the bottom of the pan under the chicken. The rice absorbed the juices from the chicken and tasted excellent. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This is an absoloutely excellent Persian recipe... just what I was looking for! It was a hit at Thanksgiving with everyone Persian or not. My babajon (dad) was especially happy and proud to see me cook my first pot of good basmati rice! The rice turned a beautiful color from the tumeric and the raisins plump so nicely. We stuffed our turkey with it! Merci jonam Nasi. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
The stuffing gave a wonderfully light & delicate flavor to the chicken as it baked. Very easy to prepare although you should use a medium or large skillet when preparing the onion/raisin mixture for the stuffing it's all just too much for a small one. I will certainly make this again maybe with cornish hens next time. Thanks Nazi! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
This dish was very yummy. The flavors mixed together very nicely to make it an enjoyable dish to eat. Like others I substituted ginger for the tumeric and it tasted just as good. I didn't make it with the chicken but I'm sure that would've made it even better. Some of the others that tasted it said a little bit more flavor would be better- maybe improvise a little and add some of your favorite spices that would go with the main taste. Very delicious overall!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
Great recipe! I used brown rice instead of white and omitted the raisins to make it Weightwatcher friendly. Then I closed the opening with water-soaked toothpicks and put the chicken in my rotisserie. Will deffinatly use this one again. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
This was delicious. I also added lentils because I had an abundance of them. I also added more rice because the chicken was so juicy. I paired it with a wilted spinach salad with a balsamic dressing which came up on side dish suggestion list. Comforting sweet and salty... yet you don't really notice the raisins. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2004
I did not have the turmeric flavoring but it was still yummy! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2004
It was my first try at roasting chicken in my new oven. Did not have ground tumeric at home so I used freshly minced ginger. The chicken was perfect. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2004
the rice is a little more bland than expected. But to help we used the chicken drippings on the rice that was left over. It was really good then. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2007
This review is on the stuffing only as I used the stuffing in a turkey for Christmas dinner. I think I am a bread stuffing kind of gal through and through. But my mother-in-law has celiac's and cannot eat bread stuffing or turkey roasted with bread stuffing. My family doesn't go for raisins in stuffing so I swapped that for two stalks of celery chopped and added a small can of mushroom stems and pieces just on a whim. I didn't have turmeric in the house. I used parsley instead. I made the stuffing last night and put it in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator over night before stuffing into the turkey this morning. When I first tasted it this morning I thought it tasted too oniony. I stuffed about half of what I made (tripled the stuffing recipe) into the turkey which had butter garlic powder thyme savory parsley rosemary crushed bay leaves and thyme rubbed into the inside cavity. The part that was stuffed was about 10 times better than the unstuffed portion that just got baked with a little turkey stock added for flavor. I served the portion that got stuffed saving the unstuffed portion for if we needed more. What I served got mostly eaten and was better covered in turkey gravy and eaten with cranberry sauce. But the rice just didn't quite do it for me. I think I may try a different rice stuffing in the future to see if I can find one I like better for the times when I do have to make it for my mother-in-law. Read More
(9)