Chicken with Oat, Sage & Apricot Stuffing Recipe

A perfect alternative to a traditional Sunday roast.

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    Prep Time

    15 mins

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    Cook Time

    30 mins

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 chicken thighs, scored
  • 15g pack fresh sage
  • 150g dried apricots
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 75g regular or jumbo rolled oats
  • 100g wholemeal breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken skin side down for 3-4 minutes until golden, transfer to a roasting tin. Place a whole sage leaf over each chicken thigh. Reserve 8 whole apricots.
  3. Add the onion to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes until golden. Chop the remaining sage and apricots and add to the onions with the oats and breadcrumbs, season and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in 6 tbsp water. Mould into 4 large stuffing balls and add to the roasting tin.
  4. Roast for 25-30 minutes, placing the reserved apricots on top of the chicken thighs half way through.

Cooking Tips

  • Serve with freshly steamed vegetables and roast potatoes.
  • Try replacing the apricots in the stuffing with dates or diced apple and toasted pine nuts.

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