Roast chicken with veal stuffing

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Other forcing for any dainty Fowl, as Turkey, Chickens, or Pheasants, or the like, boild or roste.

Take minced veal raw, and bacon or beef suet minced with it; being finely minced, season it with cloves and mace, a few corrans, salt, and some boild bottoms of artichocks cut in form of dice small, and mingle it among the forcing, with pine-apple-seeds, pistaches, chestnuts and some raw eggs, and fill you poultrey, &c.

The Accomplisht Cook, Robert May, 1660



  • 3 chickens around 1.4kg or two larger ones
  • 375g veal, minced
  • 75g bacon, minced
  • 60g currants
  • 90g pistachios, shelled
  • 60g pine nuts
  • 60g chestnuts (if you can get them)
  • 1 440g can artichoke bottoms, drained and diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2tsp mace
  • 1/4tsp cloves
  • salt to taste


Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Mix all stuffing ingredients and stuff into chickens. Truss the legs and roast breast side up 'til done.

See Also

Peerless Kitchen