Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Roast Stuffed Spring Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6-8


125 g

600 ml

30 g



1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


2 tablespoons




1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 teaspoons



1 1/2 tablespoons

3/4 tablespoon

Spring chicken, dressed and rubbed with salt inside

Glutinous rice

Boiling water

Dried shrimps

Chinese sausages

Dried Chinese mushrooms

Chopped water chestnuts

Chopped carrots

Shallots, chopped

Oil for frying

Lettuce leave, for serving





MSG (optional)

Sesame oil



Soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Method :
  • Wash and drain well glutinous rice. Put in a colander and pour boiling water over.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in frying pan. Brown shallots, add mushrooms and stir-fry for a minute.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients including seasoning ingredients. Stir well.

  • Add enough water to reach 1/2 inch above the ingredients. Cook covered over medium heat till rice is done. Stir every now and then to prevent sticking at bottom of pan. Remove and set aside to cool.

  • Rub both chickens with marinade ingredients all over the outside.

  • Stuff each with rice mixture. Skewer openings to close.

  • Preheat oven to 230oC/450oF/Mark 8.

  • Place stuffed chickens with breast side up on roasting try. Reduce heat to 220oC/425oF/Mark 7. Roast chickens for 30 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to 200oC/400oF/Mark 6 and turn chickens breast side down. Continue to roast for 20 minutes more before turning chickens again with breast side up.

  • When chickens are golden brown, remove from oven. Cut each chicken into 4 parts and serve on lettuce leaves.

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