My family and I are doing our Christmas dinner in the 27th this year and I've been put in charge of cooking the main meat dish. I want to do something a little special but not too time consuming at the same time. Duck and turkey are out due to family members who refuse to try them.
Anyway, I'm thinking of doing a chicken roulade. Everyone likes chicken and by making a roulade its a little different and allows me to add in some nice flavours.
1) Can anyone link me to a good chicken roulade recipe? I was thinking something creamy/cheesy or something with some nice homemade pesto but I can't find a recipe I like and I'm not confident to come up with my own combination. I'd be open to something with pistachios and/or macadamias too...
2) I was thinking of doing a whole chicken roulade and leaving the skin on. This should be fine if I brown the skin in the frypan before sticking it in the oven right?
3) I was thinking of doing a basic gravy to go with it. There should be enough pan juices to do this right? If I add some chicken stock and some carrot, potato, celery and simmer it down then blend with a stick blender this should be good right?
4) and other advice from more experienced cooks/chefs?
Thanks so much.