Chestnut and bacon stuffing

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Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 oz (60 g) diced bacon
  • 4 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and light green part only)
  • 3 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 1 cup vacuum packed chestnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon cracked fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Add bacon and sauté for 2 minutes or until just crisping.

Add leeks and napa cabbage and sauté for 6 minutes or until everything is soft.

Add chestnuts, tarragon, fennel seeds and lime juice and cook for 2 minutes or until flavours are combined.

Stir in cream and bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs. Season well with salt and pepper.

Place in oven-proof baking dish, cover and bake 30 minutes beside the hens.