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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Holiday Table with Roast Chicken & Outside Stuffing & #CozyChicken Giveaway & Twitter Party!

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign. I received special perks in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

I love this time of year because it`s all about family & friends, good food and fun. There is nothing that I enjoy more than inviting loved ones over for a meal to help celebrate the season. However, if you were to ask me, I could not tell you which I enjoy more....the fun company, creating a pretty table OR making a delicious meal.I am one of those  hosts that enjoys decorating the table just as much as making a meal. I love, love, love pretty tables and I never miss a chance to dress one up!

This pretty centerpiece was actually an 11 year old centerpiece that I up-cycled by removing old white (and very dusty) flowers and replacing them with new gold flowers and new pinecone stems.
Gold and brass have been a huge trend in home decor this year, so I wanted to join in the fun and add some gold to the Christmas trimmings at our house this year. I had so much fun looking for just the right gold flowers to refresh this piece and in the process, I spotted the new gold charger plates as well.
Adding the gold sparkle made this piece look like new and I am so happy that I re-imagined it in gold. It turned out to be the perfect touch for the table.
With some pretty new gold charger plates, red napkins decorated with new gold star ornaments and a new nordic-inspired red table runner...this table became a wonderful setting for a delicious meal.
{And you may remember last week how I shared how I created  the 'Merry Christmas' table favors.}
And to compliment this holiday table, I found the perfect chicken recipe on the Chicken Farmers of Canada website. With American Thanksgiving being celebrated this week and all the talk of dinners, my family was ready for a cozy chicken meal complete with mashed potatoes and gravy. I found the perfect Roast Chicken with Outside Stuffing which was not only delicious, but easy to prepare by just spending a few minutes preparing the chicken to go into a beautiful Emile Henry roasting pan,
and then chopping sweet potatoes and apples for the 'outside' stuffing to go into the oven with the chicken.
Our cozy chicken meal was so good and perfect for the -20 weather we have been having this week!
Our house smelled so wonderful while this chicken was roasting! My family loves chicken and I never have to worry about anything chicken not being eaten! Chicken.ca has an amazing collection of chicken recipes, whether you are looking for a quick and easy meal like this Kid-Tastic Chicken Fajitas, or Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken And Vegetables
Here is the recipe that our family enjoyed:
Roast Chicken with Outside Stuffing Recipe
{Serves 8}

Prep Time: 30 minutes.  Roast Time: 75 minutes
Ingredients:
5 lb. (2.3 kg) Roasting Chicken 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 sweet potatoes,large,  peeled and cubed
2 green apples, cored and quartered
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ginger, ground
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
2-3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple jelly
1 1/2 cup apple juice

Directions:
1. Remove chicken giblets and neck; use to make stock if desired. Sprinkle half salt, pepper and thyme over chicken. Tie legs down to chicken; tuck tail inside cavity. bend wings over back.
2. Place chicken breast-side up on rack in roasting pan. Roast in 400 F (200 C) oven for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F (180 C), cover chicken loosely with foil and continue roasting for another 45 minutes.
3. In large casserole, combine sweet potatoes, apples, brown sugar,ginger and cinnamon; dot with butter. Cover tightly with tin foil and place in oven with chicken, and continue cooking for about 45 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, remove excess fat from pan juices. Stir in remaining salt, pepper thyme and apple juice. Combine flour and water, add juice mixture, and cook until thickened. Spoon sweet potato-apple mixture around chicken and serve with apple gravy.
5. In saucepan, melt apple jelly. During last 20 minutes of chicken roasting time, remove foil and brush chicken with jelly. Continue basting chicken with pan juices until nicely glazed and chicken is cooked.  Chicken is cooked with internal temperature reaches 185 F (85 C) or until juices run clear and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Remove chicken, place on large platter and keep warm.
And now here's more info for the Giveaway and Twitter Party!
Giveaway:
In order to help prepare for the Holiday season, the fine folks at Chicken Farmers of Canada are providing an amazing prize pack for one very lucky Canadian reader! Entrants must be 18+ to enter
and will have 48 hours to respond. This giveaway will run from 30 - Dec 14th and will be available across all blogs participating in #CozyChicken!

The Prize Pack:
● $100 Visa Gift Card
● Chicken Farmers of Canada Swag Kit - oven mitts, cutting board & apron
● Emile Henry Lasagna Set


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18 comments:

Farquist said...

Chicken Taquitos!

Chardawneh said...

Chicken stir fry

Bette Creek said...

Portuguese Rotisserie Chicken!!

Tennille said...

Lemon Chicken Thighs or Enchiladas

Shift Mama said...

We love making chicken lasagna for guests!

Shannon L said...

I love serving roasted Chicken with a lemon herb flare! Yum!

Laura said...

Teriyaki chicken is a favorite in our house :)

flowerchild said...

Chicken quesadillas
thanks

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

A favorite chicken dish, hmm, that's a tough one. We love chicken and eat it a lot! Lately we've been into cajun chicken caesar salad. =)

Heather Nolan said...

This looks delicious Angie :) As always, your table setting and photos are fantastic!

Kristen Forbes said...

I like to make fried chicken using instant mashed potato flakes

Erin said...
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Erin said...

It looks beautiful and delicious! Thanks for the ideas! @excuseourmess

Andrew Pham (apham17) said...

Butter Chicken :)

Amanda said...

Chicken Marsala!

Ann said...

Teriyaki Chicken

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Your table looks beautiful and the chicken looks delicious! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

חתולי8 said...

I love the table!!
:)
Lior

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