Feriekylling Recipe: A Delicious Fusion of Chicken and Pork


Feriekylling Recipe: A Delicious Fusion of Chicken and Pork
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes | Servings: 4



Feriekylling is a traditional Norwegian dish that features a whole chicken stuffed with a flavorful mixture of minced pork, mushrooms, and spices. This dish is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner.


Feriekylling has been a popular dish in Norway for generations, often served during holidays and celebrations. The combination of tender chicken, savory pork, and earthy mushrooms creates a delicious and comforting meal that is sure to please any crowd.


How to prepare

  1. Fold in nutmeg, potato flour (can be substituted with white flour), egg, onion, water, salt, and pepper.
  2. Chop half of the mushrooms finely, cut the green pepper into strips, and mix into the stuffing with the lemon juice and parsley.
  3. Stuff the chicken with the stuffing and close it.
  4. Brown the chicken in a pan, season, and add liquid.
  5. Leave to simmer for about 1.25 hours.
  6. Slice the remaining mushrooms and sauté them in a frying pan.
  7. Remove the chicken from the pan and keep it warm.
  8. Add red wine, cream, and the sautéed mushrooms to the gravy and season.
  9. Serve with boiled potatoes, small al dente carrots, and an al dente cauliflower.


  • You can customize the stuffing by adding different herbs, spices, or vegetables.
  • For a lighter version, you can use ground turkey instead of pork.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the chicken generously with salt and pepper before browning it in the pan.

- Be sure to cook the chicken until it is fully cooked and the juices run clear.

- For extra flavor, you can add a splash of white wine or chicken broth to the pan while simmering the chicken.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Feriekylling with boiled potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower for a complete and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Browning the chicken before simmering it helps to seal in the juices and create a flavorful crust.

- Sautéing the mushrooms before adding them to the gravy enhances their flavor.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use ground beef or lamb instead of pork in the stuffing.

- If you don't have red wine, you can use chicken broth or water.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the stuffing and stuff the chicken ahead of time, then refrigerate until ready to cook.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh parsley or lemon slices for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Feriekylling pairs well with a crisp white wine or a light lager.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

400 per serving


15g per serving


20g per serving


35g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Feriekylling is a good source of vitamin B12, iron, and zinc.


This recipe contains eggs and dairy.


Feriekylling is a well-balanced meal that provides a good mix of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.


Feriekylling is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner. With a flavorful stuffing and a rich gravy, this dish is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. It was a simple yet enticing dish called Feriekylling, which translates to holiday chicken in English. The name alone was enough to spark my curiosity and I knew I had to learn how to make it.

I first came across the recipe for Feriekylling during a trip to Norway many years ago. I was visiting a dear friend who welcomed me into her home with open arms and a warm heart. She was a fantastic cook and each meal she prepared was a delicious masterpiece. One evening, she served me Feriekylling and I was blown away by the flavors and textures of the dish. I begged her to teach me how to make it and she kindly agreed.

As we stood side by side in her cozy kitchen, she walked me through the steps of making Feriekylling. She explained that the key to this dish was in the marinade, which consisted of a blend of herbs, spices, and citrus juices. She showed me how to marinate the chicken for several hours to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat and create a succulent and tender dish.

While the chicken marinated, we prepared the side dishes that would accompany the Feriekylling. We made a creamy mashed potato dish with butter and cream, as well as a fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. The aromas wafting through the kitchen were absolutely heavenly and I couldn't wait to taste the final product.

After hours of marinating and cooking, the Feriekylling was finally ready. My friend plated up the dish and we sat down to enjoy our meal together. The first bite of the tender chicken was like a burst of flavor in my mouth. The marinade had worked its magic and the chicken was perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The creamy mashed potatoes and crisp salad were the perfect accompaniments to the dish, creating a harmonious balance of flavors and textures.

As I savored each bite of the Feriekylling, I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude towards my friend for sharing this recipe with me. It was a dish that captured the essence of Norwegian cuisine and brought back memories of my time spent in the beautiful country. I knew that this recipe would become a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire and I couldn't wait to share it with my family and friends back home.

Over the years, I have made Feriekylling countless times for various gatherings and occasions. Each time I prepare this dish, I am transported back to that cozy kitchen in Norway where I first learned how to make it. The recipe has become a beloved tradition in my own family and I am grateful for the opportunity to pass it down to future generations.

In conclusion, Feriekylling is more than just a dish to me. It is a symbol of friendship, culture, and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones. I will always hold this recipe close to my heart and cherish the memories of learning how to make it from my dear friend in Norway.


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