Roast chicken with walnut and sage stuffing

Roast chicken with walnut and sage stuffing
Gather family and friends around for this wholesome feast. We stuff the free range chicken with sage and walnuts for full flavour and a nutty texture.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


Sage and walnut stuffing

Baby roast potatoes

Serve with

  • Green salad


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • To make the stuffing: melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and sage and fry for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the onion has softened. Add walnuts and stir through. Add to a bowl with remaining stuffing ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  • Fill the chicken cavity with stuffing, then tie the legs together with twine. Place chicken in a large roasting dish then season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.
  • Roast in the oven for 40 minutes. Using oven mitts remove the dish, add butter to the dish and sage leaves. Scatter potatoes and garlic cloves around. Sprinkle liberally with salt.
  • Return chicken and potatoes to the oven for a further 50 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, and the potatoes tender and golden. Rest the chicken for 10 minutes before serving with a green salad (optional).


Tip: if you don’t have baby potatoes simply halve or quarter full sized potatoes.
Keyword dairy free, kid friendly
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Feel free to use an airfryer to cook your chicken if you have one. Crispy skin guaranteed!!

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