Raisin Rice Stuffed Chicken

Raisin Rice Stuffed Chicken


"Roast chicken stuffed with a fragrant turmeric flavored rice stuffing."


servings 600 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 600 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 46.4 g
  • 93%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is hot, saute the chopped onion. Add turmeric and raisins. Saute. Add cooked rice and salt. Mix well.
  3. Butter the outside of both chickens and sprinkle a little pepper on both. Stuff the rice mixture into both chickens. Place in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour (or until chickens are nice and brown and the juices run clear).


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 53 Ratings


Delicious. I made too much of the rice mixture so I just put the extra rice in the bottom of the pan, under the chicken. The rice absorbed the juices from the chicken and tasted excellent.

This is an absoloutely excellent Persian recipe... just what I was looking for! It was a hit at Thanksgiving with everyone, Persian or not. My babajon (dad) was especially happy and proud to see...

The stuffing gave a wonderfully light & delicate flavor to the chicken as it baked. Very easy to prepare, although you should use a medium or large skillet when preparing the onion/raisin mixtu...

This dish was very yummy. The flavors mixed together very nicely to make it an enjoyable dish to eat. Like others, I substituted ginger for the tumeric and it tasted just as good. I didn't make ...

Great recipe! I used brown rice instead of white and omitted the raisins to make it Weightwatcher friendly. Then I closed the opening with water-soaked toothpicks and put the chicken in my rot...

This was delicious. I also added lentils because I had an abundance of them. I also added more rice because the chicken was so juicy. I paired it with a wilted spinach salad with a balsamic dre...

I did not have the turmeric flavoring, but it was still yummy!

It was my first try at roasting chicken in my new oven. Did not have ground tumeric at home, so I used freshly minced ginger. The chicken was perfect.

the rice is a little more bland than expected. But to help, we used the chicken drippings on the rice that was left over. It was really good then.