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Christmas Truffle Chicken

I know that Christmas is coming and I wanted to make you something just a little more special than usual. I like to use organic chicken for this recipe and am a big fan of Yorkshire Valley Farms. Check out my truffles and let me know what you think (this is not for the kids’ party).
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

2 whole chicken, 1 1/2 to 2 kg
8 sprigs thyme, fresh
6 cloves garlic
6 slices black truffle
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup white wine
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp truffle oil
kosher salt
black pepper, freshly cracked

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Sprinkle chickens inside and out with salt and cracked black pepper.

  2. Divide thyme sprigs and garlic cloves and stuff into cavities.

  3. Run fingers between skin and meat on breast to loosen being careful not to tear the skin. Arrange truffle slices under skin and rub olive oil over skin.

  4. Place chicken in roasting pan and transfer to 425°F (225ºC) preheated oven set on middle rack. Roast chickens until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced, about 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted between the breast and thigh registers 180°F (82°C).

  5. Transfer chickens to a platter, loosely cover with foil and allow to rest for approximately 15 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile prepare sauce; place roasting pan over medium-high heat and add white wine to deglaze pan, scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon.

  7. When the wine has evaporated, stir in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the pan sauce has thickened slightly.

  8. Stir in the truffle oil and season with salt and pepper. Carve the chicken and serve with the pan sauce.

Nutrition Info

Per 140 g serving Amount
Calories270
Protein15 g
Fat21 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate1 g
Cholesterol60 mg
Sodium190 mg
Per 140 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium6
Calcium2
Iron6
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C2
Vitamin B617
Vitamin B1215
Folate3
Zinc11