"This is one of my favourite stuffed chicken recipes. Apples, thyme and chicken on one plate! Try to use the best quality chicken you can find (free-range, organic) - you will taste the difference! I love to serve the chicken it with a green salad with vinaigrette dressing."
1.2 - 1.5kg organic chicken (or other good free-range chicken)
2-3 large apples (for baking e.g. golden rennet)
a handful of fresh thyme
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons oil (sunflower, rice, etc.)
Preheat the oven to 150°C. Rub the chicken with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh thyme, then season the cavity. Wash the apples and cut them in four. Sprinkle them with salt and sugar and place the apples together with the thyme branches in the cavity placing one branch between two apples.
Put the chicken in a greased backing tray on its breasts. Roast it for about 45 minutes. After this, increase the temperature of the oven to 180°C, turn the chicken on to its back, place the remaining apples around the chicken and roast for 15-30 minutes until golden brown.