Instantly view the recipe on any recipe blog with our free Chrome extension
Get 16 ingredients delivered today
Wash chicken. Chop lemon with its zest, mix it with salt, rub chicken with these and wait for about 10 minutes to remove any unpleasant smell it has. Wash it again and put aside.
Mix all filling ingredients.
Sew the neck hole of chicken with a heavy needle and thread before stuffing so that the filling doesn’t leak out. I used the same thread used for sewing clothes.
Stuff it through the other hole on its end.
Don’t press down the filling firmly as bulgur will rise when cooked.
Sew up this hole in the same way.
If you have leftover filling, you can make it pilaf in a small pan pouring a little hot water.
Put stuffed chicken in a big pot.
Pour 1 liter water over it and boil. You can increase the amount of water until it covers the chicken. Boil it for about 40 minutes.
Preheat oven at 200C.
Transfer the stuffed chicken into a baking pan.
Pour a few ladles of water in which you boil the chicken.
Spread butter on it and cook until golden.