Hairy Bikers' stuffed chicken thighs

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The Hairy Bikers' chicken thighs with parsley, thyme and lemon stuffing
The Hairy Bikers' chicken thighs with parsley, thyme and lemon stuffing
  • Serves: 6

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (may need upto an hour)
  • Total time:

    (may need an extra 30 mins)
  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Taken from the Hairy Bikers' Twelve Days of Christmas on BBC2, these chicken thighs stuffed with parsley, thyme and lemon are a delicious alternative to turkey and are part of their 'Three French Hens' recipe


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed to a paste)
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 75g fresh white bread crumbs
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 lemon (zest of 1 lemon, juice of half a lemon)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Little knobs of butter


  1. Bone the chicken thighs leaving the skin intact.
  2. For the stuffing: Heat the oil in a frying pan and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 mins or until translucent. In a bowl add the breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice. Combine well. Add the cooked onion and garlic, stir in the egg yolk and season to taste.
  3. For the thighs: Lay each thigh flat and place a portion of the stuffing in the middle of each. roll up and secure with cocktail sticks.
  4. Place into a roasting tin and dot with little knobs of butter.
  5. Roast the thighs in a preheated oven at 180ºC, 350ºF, gas mark 5, for  35 - 40 mins, or until cooked through and golden.
This recipe is taken from the Hairy Bikers' 12 days of Christmas special, BBC2 at 9pm, on Wednesday 16th December 2009.

This recipe is part of the Hairy Bikers' 'Three French Hens' recipe, which includes citrus chicken breast, stuffed chicken thighs, chicken noodle soup and potato latkes

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