How to stuff a chicken for roasting

The BBC Good Food cookery team show you how to stuff a chicken for roasting in the oven with aromatics such as lemon halves, rosemary and thyme.

Points to remember

  • Stuff the neck end with a sausagemeat stuffing, fold the skin over and use cocktail sticks to secure underneath.
  • Gently separate the skin from the breast meat using your fingers and push softened herby butter into the space between, covering the fillets.
  • Stuff the cavity with aromatics, such as lemon halves, rosemary, thyme.
  • To neaten and hold in any stuffing in the cavity, tie the legs together using string.