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Holiday Main Courses: Meat and Poultry

After appetizers and starters but before desserts, let’s have a greedy look on Holiday main courses recipes. Meat and poultry always have a place of choice on a Christmas table: turkey, chicken, lamb, beef or pork show off for a colored and flavorful parade. From roasts to stews, here’s our selection where we hope you’ll find inspiration for your main course recipes. If you consider a lighter alternative, you can check out our fish and seafood recipes where you will find savorous recipes.

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1. Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken

Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken

Crisp and juicy, roasted to perfection with an incredible mayonnaise rub everyone will love around your Holiday table.
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2. Puff Pastry Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Puff Pastry Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The perfect main course for a festive Holiday dinner with family and friends.
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3. Roasted Bacon Chicken Stuffed with Dried Tomatoes and Cheese

Roasted Bacon Chicken Stuffed with Dried Tomatoes and Cheese

If you’re looking for Holiday main dishes inspiration, this makes a fantastic option that will delight your guests.
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4. Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic-Herb Butter

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic-Herb Butter

The best way to save time preparing a Holiday dinner!
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5. Bacon Honey Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cranberry Glaze

Bacon Honey Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cranberry Glaze

Superb flavor and very easy to cook – A must for your Holiday menu.
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6. Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic

Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic

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7. Honey Mustard Roasted Pork Loin and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Honey Mustard Roasted Pork Loin and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Effortless yet impressive—Perfect for a dinner party or a weeknight special.
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8. Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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9. Honey Balsamic Garlic Baked Ham

Honey Balsamic Garlic Baked Ham

Dripping with flavor and perfect for holidays dinners!
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10. Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breasts

Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breasts

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11. Garlic-Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Thighs

Garlic-Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Thighs

A no-fuss easy roasted turkey recipe filled with the most succulent flavors!
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12. Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

A crowd pleasing dinner with very little effort that will yield leftovers for days.
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13. Crockpot Creamy Garlic Pork Loin

Crockpot Creamy Garlic Pork Loin

An easy, comforting and tender crockpot meal everyone will love.
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14. Spicy Roasted Pork Loin

Spicy Roasted Pork Loin

Deliciously spicy and so easy to throw together for the Christmas family dinner.
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Roasted Chicken with Porto Sauce

Preparation time: 15 min – Cooking time: 45 min — Cost: easy and affordable.
1 chicken or cockerel — Small cherry tomatoes — 1 small can of pitted green olives — 2 cloves of garlic — Spring onions — 1 cup (25 cl) of Porto — 2/3 cup (15 cl) of water — Olive — Herbs — Salt and pepper.
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Roasted Turkey with Chestnuts and Bacon

6 lbs (3 kg ) Turkey — 14 ounces (400 g) Bacon fat — 11 ounces  (300 g) Pork tenderloin — 7 ounces (200 g) Peeled  — 1/4  (5 cl) cup  — Chopped shallots (2)  — Thyme and spices.
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Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Mushrooms and Bacon

1 1/3 lbs (600g) pork tenderloin — 1 lb (400g) mushrooms — 1 lb (400g) potatoes with firm  — 2 cloves of  — 1 onion — 1 egg — 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs — 3 1/2 ounces (100g) bacon — Parsley — Olive oil — 2/3 cup (15cl) veal stock.
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Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetable

A good chicken (or other poultry) — 4 lbs (2 kg) of mixed root vegetables (turnips, carrots, beets, parsnips, radishes, artichokes…) — 4 tablespoons olive oil — 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar — Few sprigs of thyme — Salt and pepper.
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Beef Stew in Red Wine

2 1/2 lbs (1,2 kg) of beef (chuck or round cuts) — 3 tbsp olive oil — 1 tbsp flour — 2 bay leaves — 8 peppercorns — 3 carrots — 3 celery stalks — 5 tomatoes — 1 bottle red wine (I used slightly sweet wine) — Salt.
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Roasted Lamb Shank in oven

1 large or two small lamb shanks — A little olive oil — 3-4 purple carrots, or other species — A dozen small potatoes — 5-6 cloves of garlic — 1-2 sprigs of rosemary.
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Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes — Cooking time: 40 minutes
Chicken: 1 (cut into 8 pieces) — Shallots: 4 — Dry white wine: 20 cl — Wine vinegar: 10 cl — Veal stock: 2 teaspoons — Butter: 10 g — Salt — Pepper — Olive oil: 5 cl.
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Chicken Casserole with Beer

Large chicken — 2 1/2 cups(60cl) Blue Chimay beer (or any belgian abbey brewer beer) — 1/2 lb (250g) Paris mushrooms — 1/2 lb (250g) smoked pork belly — 2 large onions — 2 cloves of garlic — 2 large carrots — 1 bulb of fennel — 1 1/3 ounce (50g) butter — 4 cloves — 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon — Salt and pepper — 1 sprig of thyme — 2 bay leaves.
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Roasted Chicken Stuffed Under the Skin

An organic chicken 1.5kg (about 3 lbs) — 1 3/4 lbs (800 g) potatoes — An organic sheep’s cheese — 1 large organic yellow onion — 3 cloves garlic, organic — 1 bunch parsley — 1 organic lemon — 1 cup (250 ml) white wine (Sauvignon) — 1 tbsp acacia honey — 2 tablespoons olive oil — Salt and pepper. Get the recipe
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Sautéed Chicken with Verjuice

1 chicken cut into pieces — 1 knob of butter — Olive oil — 1 onion — 2 or 3 carrots — 12 cl of lemon juice, or vinegar, or verjuice — 12 cl dry white wine — 1 bouquet garni: thyme, bay leaf, parsley — 12 cl of poultry stock (possibly dehydrated Maggi) — 250 g mushrooms — Salt and freshly ground pepper.
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Roasted Lamb Shank

Difficulty: easy — Preparation: 20 minutes — Cooking time: 2 hours
6 lamb shanks — 6 cloves garlic — Thyme , wild thyme, rosemary — 3 tbsp of olive oil — Tailed pepper (cubed) — Guérande salt — 1 kg of potatoes — 5 cl of olive oil.
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Roasted Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potatoes

Preparation: 20 min — Cooking time: 40 min
6 chicken thighs — 3 sweet potatoes — 3 cm fresh ginger knob — 90 g honey — 2 tablespoons of brown sugar — 2 cloves garlic — 1 lemon — 1 small hot pepper (optional) — Salt + pepper.
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Roasted Stuffed Turkey

Preparation time: 75 minutes — Cooking time: 1 h 50 minutes  — Difficulty: Easy
1 3 pounds turkey — 1.5 kg of prunes — 250 grams of smoked bacon — 500 grams of sausage meat — 5 cl Armagnac — 100 grams of softened butter — 1 slice of bacon bard — 10 thin slices of smoked bacon — Fine cooking salt — Black pepper grain to the mill.
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Braised Pork Tenderloin

1 pork tenderloin — 2 spring onions — 2 oranges — 2 teaspoons (10g) butter — 2 tablespoons olive oil — Salt and pepper.
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Chicken Casserole with Beer

1 large chicken — 2 1/2 cups(60cl) Blue Chimay beer (or any belgian abbey brewer beer) — 1/2 lb (250g) Paris mushrooms — 1/2 lb (250g) smoked pork belly — 2 large onions — 2 cloves of garlic — 2 large carrots — 1 bulb of fennel — 1 1/3 ounce (50g) butter — 4 cloves — 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon — Salt and pepper — 1 sprig of thyme — 2 bay leaves.
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