This is the main course for my Mother's Day Special and I'm serving it with the stuffing made from my friend, DeLynne who comes from US. She bakes the chicken stuffing on its own rather than stuffing into the chicken, so it is has a crispy crust like the quiche. I don't fancy stuffing too much but DeLynne's stuffing has changed my view for it.
Stuffed Chicken Maryland with Vegetables
4 chicken maryland
1/2 cup bacon pieces
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1 teaspoon garlic mince
extra shredded cheese
salt and pepper
For the vegetables:
mashed sweet potato
- Trim off excess fat of the chicken maryland, season it with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in pan, add in onion, bacon and garlic. Stir for a while then add in zucchini and cheese.
- Stuff the zucchini mixture underneath the skin of the chicken. Place it onto the baking tray lined with baking paper. Spread some tomato paste over the skin of the chicken. Baked in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes, then sprinkle extra cheese over the chicken. Bake for another 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. To test the chicken is cooked, poke it with a fork, it is done if the juice runs clear.
- For the vegetable: Peel and chopped the sweet potato. Cook it in boiling water until soft. Mash it with a masher until fine. Serve it with steamed broccolini and chicken.