chicken stuffed with long grain and wild rice
This is a family favorite on Sundays. It's so easy though, you can make it any 'ol time!
I always make this ahead in the morning and put it in my roaster, then bake it for a no fuss meal that looks so much harder than it is!
Chicken Stuffed with Long Grain and Wild Rice
1 large whole chicken, washed (I try to find one that is 3+ lbs for our family of six)
2 packages of Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice Packets, cooked according to package instructions
this is it!
cracked black pepper
Spray your roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Wash your whole chicken in cold water, inside and out.
this is where I usually make him "dance" for the kids... but of course this step is optional!
Stuff chicken with 2 packages of rice.
Place in roaster.
Spritz the outside of the chicken with spray butter and sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Bake at 375 degrees covered for 90 minutes. For 30 minutes more, uncover and baste the chicken a couple of times. For a large chicken stuffed like I make it, total cooking time is about 2 hours.
*You may need to adjust if you are making a smaller chicken stuffed with only one packet of rice.
*Just use your meat thermometer, and test to see if it's done.
The breast should be about 170 degrees when chicken is done.
This always turns out good for me. The meat is juicy and tender and the skin is crispy.