View Full Version : Review - Roast Chicken with Fennel and Oat Stuffing (CL - 9/06)
08-31-2006, 09:17 AM
My DH loves roast chicken so I decided to give this recipe a try last Sunday evening. Unfortunately, it will not be a repeater in our house. The chicken itself was simply roasted - no special rubs or seasonings which is fine because I think it was supposed to be a back drop for the more complex stuffing. We just didn't think the oats were a good stuffing base. It was a texture problem, I think. It was a bit on the dry side and DD complained about the licorice flavor from the fennel. We all ate it but I don't think there will be another oat stuffing on our dinner table in the future!
08-31-2006, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the review. I thought this one souneded 'iffy!'
08-31-2006, 04:45 PM
Kudos to you for even trying this one! It seems as if it tasted exactly like it sounds!! :p I'm thinking if oat stuffing was really good, people would have been eating it for a couple hundred years by now.... ;) :D
08-31-2006, 04:47 PM
That disappoints me, the title of the recipe sounds promising. I happen to love the licorice flavor of fennel with roasted chicken, but I know I wouldn't like the dryness of the stuffing. What about adding more liquid to the stuffing, do you think that would help?
08-31-2006, 11:41 PM
UnGourmetGal - I was also intriqued by the recipe which is why I tried it. Perhaps more liquid would have moistened up the stuffing a bit. But the real problem for us was the taste and the texture of an "oat stuffing". I am certain that many people out there would love oat stuffing. I had hoped we would, but I'm afraid we are not in that group. I encourage you to try the recipe and perhaps you and your family will find it more pleasing. I was excited by the different stuffing idea...it just didn't work for us. I would be interested in hearing your opinion after you try the recipe. :)
09-01-2006, 12:04 AM
I'm thinking if oat stuffing was really good, people would have been eating it for a couple hundred years by now.... ;) :D
Grace - I must say you make a very good point here! ;)
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