Bacon Wrapped Roasted Chicken with Croissaint-Bacon Stuffing

Normally, this is not a dish I would make but seeing there was a blue moon out tonight (this is my excuse and I am maintaining it), I had to make it. My husband and I received a The Bacon Cookbook, from some good friends this Christmas. Since then, I have heard nonstop about bacon from my husband. So, I decided to have some fun. On YouTube, there is a group of men, that every Tuesday, post a new video of some epic creation they make. I first saw their video during Thanksgiving where they proceeded stuff  a bird, in a bird, in a bird, in a bird, in a bird, in a pig…. They then sat down and ate the entire creation. I believe that the total calorie count was about 80,000 calories! The video can be viewed here.

This video fascinated me…for many reasons but the one thing they did that I actually wanted to try was a Croissant-Bacon Stuffing. So I made up a recipe.

 

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Chicken with Croissant-Bacon Stuffing

 

 

Ingredients for Stuffing:

1/2 cup of onions, chopped

3-4 strips of bacon, chopped

1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme

2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes

2 cups of soft croissants, chopped

1 egg

1/3 cup of milk

salt and pepper

Ingredients for Chicken:

1 roaster chicken

thyme

Parsley

black pepper

Bacon

Directions for Stuffing:

  1. Saute Bacon and Onions until onions start turning brown and then remove from heat.
  2. Add in thyme, parsley, salt and pepper and croissants
  3. Whisk together egg and milk and combine with stuffing mixture

Directions for Roast:

  1. Clean and dry chicken, making sure the bag of giblets is removed (You can discard or save–wrap in bacon and bake with chicken)
  2. Place chicken on roasting rack (or baking pan with two aluminum foil rings)
  3. Season with thyme, black pepper and parsley flakes
  4. Stuff chicken with croissant-bacon stuffing
  5. Bake at 350 F until internal temperature is 170 F
  6. Remove bacon strips before carving and use for bacon bits in other recipes

 

Feast of Bacon

 

 

Chicken Roasting times (stuffed)

2½ – 3 lbs –
3½ – 4 lbs –
4½ – 5 lbs –
5 – 6 lbs –
1½ – 2 hrs
1¾ – 2¼ hrs
2 – 2½ hrs
2¼ – 2¾ hrs
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2 Comments

Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Pork

2 responses to “Bacon Wrapped Roasted Chicken with Croissaint-Bacon Stuffing

  1. Ari

    That looks awesome! Bacon FTW! I’m sure you made Jason VERY happy!

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