dried pears, plumped in 1/2 cup warm white wine for 1/2 hour
cups bread cubes
cup fresh or frozen cranberries
lightly beaten eggs
cup chopped pecans
cup golden raisins
cup chopped fresh parsley
tablespoon orange peel, orange part only
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
Preheat oven to 350° F. Remove chicken’s giblets. Place bird on rack in shallow roasting pan; fold back wing tips and tie drumsticks together to hold shape, if desired.
Roast 2 to 2 1/4 hours, until PERFECT ROAST® Thermometer pops up, juices run clear, and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180°F.
Meanwhile, heat margarine in a large saucepan. Add onion and celery and sauté 5 minutes.
Chop pears coarsely, reserving wine. Combine pears, wine, vegetables and remaining ingredients. Spread into 9-inch baking pan and bake alongside chicken for the last 30 to 40 minutes.
Let bird rest 15 minutes before carving. Serve with Pear Wreath and drizzle with its syrup (recipe for wreath and syrup follow).
Combine 2 cups red wine, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel (orange part only) and 3 whole cloves in a medium saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel 6 whole ripe pears. Add to saucepan and poach, completely covered by liquid, about 15 minutes, or until tender.
Remove pears and refrigerate, wrapped, until ready to use.
Boil syrup gently 10 more minutes, until reduced to 1 cup; remove cloves.
Servings Per Recipe 6
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Total Fat28.9g (0%)
Saturated Fat 9.9g (0%)
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate39g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 4g
Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
* Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.
JUDY TIEFEL - INDIANA;OLIS, IN., IN
12/1/2010 4:39:11 PM
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE OVEN-READY ROAST CHICKEN!!!!!!!!! I TRIED IT LAST WEEKEND. THE FLAVOR WAS WONDERFUL, BUT THE BEST PART OF IT ALL WAS THE FACT THAT IT WAS ALL READY TO PUT INTO THE OVEN. WE ALL LOVED IT. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY LIFE EASIER. I AM A LITTLE OLDER NOW, AND I APPRECIATE ANY THING TO HELP .
Linda Abraham - Kiamesha Lake, NY
1/31/2010 6:06:08 PM
I tried it, and my family and I enjoyled it. I served it with Stove Top Dressing on the side and a vegetable. Awesome dinner, will make it again.