Whole Roasted Chicken Stuffed With Dirty Rice

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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3 pounds deboned whole chicken -- (3 to 4)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons emerils essence -- see * note
1 pound chicken gizzards
3 cups water
2 tablespoons flour
1 pound ground pork
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 cups cooked white rice
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 jar alligator sauce piquant -- see * note
=== garnish ===
1 medium chives
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Preparation / Directions:

* Note: See the "Emeril's Essence Information" and "Alligator Stewed In Sauce Piquant" recipes which are included in this collection. Preheat the oven 400 degrees. Rub the entire chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with Emeril's Essence. In a saucepan, boil the gizzards, covered with water for about 1 hour or until they are tender. Drain the gizzards and reserve the liquid. In a food processor, finely chop the gizzards. In a large saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons of the oil and the flour over the heat. Cook the mixture for 8 to 10 minutes, for a dark roux, stirring constantly. Add the pork to the roux and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted. Add the chopped gizzards. Pour the remaining liquid into a 1-cup measuring cup. Make up the difference with water. Add the liquid to the pot. Mix in the cooked rice, stirring to coat evenly and break up any lumps. Add the green onions and parsley. Season with salt and cayenne. Allow the mixture to cool. Stuff the whole chicken with the rice. Place the chicken on a roasting pan and roast for about 45 minutes or until the juices run clear. Spoon the pureed Alligator Sauce Piquant in the center of plate. Arrange the carved chicken and dressing in the center of the sauce. Garnish with long chives and chopped chi


Nutritional Information:

553 Calories (kcal); 29g Total Fat; (47% calories from fat); 31g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 153mg Cholesterol; 118mg Sodium

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