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Amish Wedding Chicken Roast

Chicken or turkey roast (Roasht) is served at every Amish wedding in Lancaster County, PA. It is simply stuffing and meat mixed together. It is quite delicious with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Amish
Servings 14 people
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1 6 - 8 lb. chicken about 6 cups of cooked chicken or turkey cut into small pieces
  • 1 loaf bread about 1 gal. of cubes
  • 2 c. celery, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, chopped only about 1/4 c.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 sticks browned butter 1/2 lb.
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. parsley flakes


  • Roast the chicken and remove the meat from the bones. Cut chicken into small bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
    1 6 - 8 lb. chicken
  • Cut a loaf of bread into small cubes. Place the cubes onto a large baking tray and toast them for about 20 - 25 min at 350°.
    1 loaf bread
  • Finely chop the celery and onion (either with a knife or in a chopper). Add, eggs, milk, and seasonings. Mix.
    2 c. celery, chopped fine, 1 small onion, chopped, 2 eggs, 1/2 c. milk, 2 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. parsley flakes
  • Melt butter and continue cooking until lightly browned.
    2 sticks browned butter
  • Pour toasted bread cubes into a large bowl, pour the celery and onion mixture and brown butter over the top. Mix. Add the chicken and mix well.
  • Place in a well-greased roast pan and cover.
  • Bake at 250° for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Stir occasionally. If it seems too dry, add a little bit of hot water or chicken broth.


This chicken roast can be prepared a day in advance. Mix it all together and refrigerate, then bake it just before serving.
 But if you do not bake and serve your roast right away, make sure that the chicken is chilled properly before adding it to the stuffing. Chicken always needs to be chilled uncovered or loosely covered.
Serve the chicken roast with gravy and mashed potatoes.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 750mgCalcium: 104mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 607IUSugar: 4gFiber: 3gPotassium: 220mgCholesterol: 59mgCalories: 269kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 16gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 26gIron: 2mg
Keyword Amish Roast, Amish wedding food
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