Good Eats // My Christmas Feast + Win

Last years – still so weird saying that – christmas meal was a fun one to create. I decided to do something a wee bit different, keep with a delicious roast but change it up a bit. I was inspired by this Rangitikei butterflied chicken recipe to create a parmesan panko crusted roast chook for the christmas meal.

Today I thought I’d share it with you all, because it was so delicious and Rangitikei have reached out to me to give away a voucher to make this recipe post even more exciting!

Parmesan Panko Crust Roast Chicken with Pork Stuffing

What you’ll need… for the Chicken

Rangitikei chicken
ΒΌ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
half cup panko bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place the chicken in the middle of a roasting dish and cook as per instructions for half of the recommended cooking time.
  2. Mix together the parmesan, panko, garlic and oil until it makes moist breadcrumbs.
  3. Sprinkle and pat onto the chicken, covering it thickly in the crumbs to create a crust.
    Rangitikei Christmas Dinner
    Rangitikei Christmas Dinner
  4. Cook the chicken the remaining time or until golden and cooked through.

What you’ll need… for the Stuffing

700g Pork sausage meat
1 medium onion, finely cut
Sage (dried)
Thyme (dried)

Additional to the stuffing, we served the meal with roasted kumara, potatoes and steamed broccoli with beans.


  1. Add sausage meat and finely cut onion to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Grab a few big pinches of sage and thyme and with your hands mix the ingredients together to combine well.
  3. Add more large pinches of sage and thyme until you smell the bowl and there is no onion smell. While I always guess this amount I would say that it would be 1/3c of each herb.
  4. Place mixture into a well greased or lined loaf tin (or into muffin tins) and sprinkle with more Sage and Thyme.
    Rangitikei Christmas Dinner
  5. Cook for 30mins until crispy on top.
  6. Serve hot

The panko crust was delicious, crunchy and full of flavour which complemented the chicken and stuffing. A true Christmas feast! 

Rangitikei Christmas Dinner

Be in to win with Rangitikei!

Thanks to Rangitikei you could be be making your own chicken dinner, enter below to win a $30 Rangitikei voucher. Entries close midnight Friday 22nd Jan 2016 and open to NZ residents only.

To be in to win, head on over to my facebook page and comment on this post, feel free to tag friends for extra entries.

What do you normally have as your Christmas day meal? I’d love to know!
xx Laura

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