Honey Glazed Plum Stuffed Chicken

As with most things the inspiration started as a necessity. I needed to cook my chicken and I needed to figure out how to do that. Roast? Oven bake? Stuffed? Normally I stuff it with basil and rosemary and baste it with extra virgin olive oil. This time I wanted to do it differently.

What you’ll need:

  • whole chicken
  • plum preserves
  • honey
  • roasting pan
  • brush

Note: A meat thermometer is an absolute must. The plums will dye everything red or purple. It’ll be really hard to tell what’s blood and what’s plum juice.

I decided to use the plum preserves I had made a few weeks before. After making my husband do the icky parts, touch raw meat, I stuffed the chicken with the plum halves. The amount of plums depends on the size of the chicken. My 5lb chicken managed two plums, halved.

From there I drizzled local honey onto the skin and used a clean paintbrush to smooth it on. I have a habit of melting my basting brushes in the dishwasher’s drying cycle so I switched to a paintbrush that’s never touched paint in its life.

I roasted the chicken uncovered in a small roasting pan at 375 for 20mins per pound. When you check it make sure to use your meat thermometer! You want at least 165 internal temp.

The skin was a glorious brown bordering on black and wonderfully crunchy. The chicken was so juicy and moist you could actually pull bits off with your fingers. I admit I did grab a leg and pulled the whole leg off fresh out of the oven. Yes, it did singe my fingers a bit but it was so worth it.

The meat is sweet without being over powering and my husband literally sucked the meat off the bones.


About Marcia Young

I’m the wife of an NCO and the mother of one, home schooled, special needs child. I have won several people’s choice awards for my fanfiction under the moniker MLMonty. All of my current published works can be found via Smashwords and other retailers under my nom de plume Marcia Young. I am currently open to finding a new literary agent and publisher.
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3 Responses to Honey Glazed Plum Stuffed Chicken

  1. Me says:

    What, no photos?! 😉

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