Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Twice Stuffed
Print
Stuffed Chicken with Leeks (Pollo Imbotito Ai Porri)
Total:
1 hr 37 min
Prep:
27 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Total:
1 hr 37 min
Prep:
27 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) fryer chicken, including liver and giblets
  • 4 tablespoons plus 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound salami, diced
  • 1/4 cup grated caciocavallo
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions

Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.

In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, heat 4 tablespoons of oil until almost smoking. Add the leeks, liver, and giblets and cook 10 to12 minutes. Remove the leeks and liver to a medium bowl and giblets to a cutting board, chop giblets and add them to the bowl. Add the salami and the cheese, mix well, season with salt and pepper, and stuff the bird with the mixture.

Cut a length of butcher's twine 18 inches long. Secure the wings and legs with the twine and tie the legs together, to seal in the stuffing.

In a Dutch oven, heat the remaining oil over high heat until just smoking. Place the chicken in the pan and brown all sides well, a process that takes about 10 minutes. Add the wine, currants and pine nuts and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to an active simmer, adding wine when necessary, for 1 hour, turning carefully every 15 minutes. Remove, carefully cut off the string, and carve the chicken into portions.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Fennel Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Sliders

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Sharon Angelucci

Stuffed Chicken (Mashed Potatoes)

Boudin Stuffed Boneless Roasted Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chad Robertson

Stuffed Chicken: Gallina Ripiena

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man's Greatest Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here