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Roast Chicken and Gravy

by Adrianne

Roast Chicken and Gravy makes for a delicious Sunday night chicken dinner! Succulent, juicy chicken and a delicious saucy gravy makes this an easy family favourite recipe!20180130_220534-2.pngServe your chicken with our skin on roast potatoes or our horseradish mashed potatoes to make a complete meal!

Our Ground Beef Casserole and this roast chicken and gravy have to be 2 of my all time favorite dishes to make.

Am doing a little bit of back tracking here, as I made this meal last weekend but am only blogging about it now.

I was looking for a quick and easy well balanced meal with one criteria,  I wanted to be able to practise my ‘pour shot’.

Roast Chicken with gravy being poured over it

Playing with food

I have joined a food photography group this year and am learning lots of tips and tricks. I had recently done some Blueberry and custard pancakes and was happy with my pouring technique in them. I then had to wrack my brain to think about other liquids I could find to pour over my food!!

Chicken and gravy sprang to mind and I knew if I made the dish ½ my week’s food prep would be done.

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I seem to have this problem though when even though I have cooked in advance for the week, I sit at work dreaming about what I am going to cook next. But I also don’t want to have to wait a whole other week to do more cooking.

Whilst I am not a huge fan of a massive mid week cook up to the point where it is going to take ages to clean up after.  I still like unwinding from work by prepping a meal and spending some time in the kitchen.

Chicken and gravy is one of those meals, we all know and love. We all had it cooked for us growing up and no doubt it was one of the 1st recipes we learnt to cook as we grew older!


Quick and Easy

The good thing about this dish is that it is simple. There is nothing fancy going on with the chicken. It is very basic, oil, salt and pepper, even butterflying it by removing the backbone is a straightforward task with a pair of kitchen scissors.

The lentils are a matter of boiling water, and then I added some rocket and tomatoes, but-a bing and done. The gravy was from a tin, simply mixed with water with a weeny bit of corn starch to make it thicker.

Whilst I am a fan of a store bought roast chicken, I love making my own as you get to spend time preparing it and the house smells fantastic during this time.

It is also nice to take time to prepare the meal, however, when I have purchased a pre-cooked cook, I always feel pressured to eat it straight away before it goes cold.

Any hoo, super simple meal that would keep a family feed and happy and is a go to on the nights when you just don’t feel like working too hard to get the dish done.

Sides to serve with roast chicken and gravy

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Roast Chicken with gravy being poured over it

Roast Chicken and Gravy

Roast Chicken and Gravy is on Sweet Caramel Sunday! Delicious roast chicken, fresh from the oven with a thick and flavorsome gravy makes for a delicious family meal! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: roast chicken, roast chicken and gravy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Adrianne


Roast Chicken and Gravy

  • 1 chicken free range
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup gravy powder
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 375 grams french style lentils
  • 150 grams rocket
  • 250 grams grape tomatoes


Roast Chicken and Gravy

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper
  • Butterfly the chicken, by turning it over on a chopping board and cutting down either side of the backbone with kitchen scissors, discard the bone.
  • Place chicken onto wire rack in baking tray, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, bake in oven for 50-60 minutes or until the liquid runs clear
  • Mix gravy powder with water in small sauce pan and add corn starch
  • Cook lentils according to the packet directions
  • Serve with rocket and tomatoes


  • I butterfly my chicken and then roast it in an oven pan, which I don’t cover with alfoil.
  •  I used to always do a roast in an oven bag, but I much prefer roasting this way now, as I think you get better results and it is easy to test a bit to see if it is done (plus the oven bag doesn’t melt or stick to the chicken, which I know has happened once or twice to me in my cooking days.


Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7.7mg
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Marcellina February 4, 2018 - 6:06 pm

Great pour photos! Don’t worry about sending two emails. It must have been the week for it…I did it too! Have a great week!

Jamchop February 4, 2018 - 6:22 pm

Thanks Marcellina, haha I’m glad I’m not the only one!

Philip Kindleysides February 5, 2018 - 8:39 am

Oh my. I can taste it through the screen. You have an amazing talent for this mate!

Jamchop February 5, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Thanks PK! It is great to have a hobby that I can enjoy and develop in. I have been working on improving my photography lately, it is fun to be able to learn in this area as well. I have looked at some of your posts over the weekend – the reviews are insightful, keep up the good work!

chefkreso February 8, 2018 - 6:20 am

Sunday dinner served, can’t wait to give this a try!! 😀

Jamchop February 10, 2018 - 10:37 am

Cheers Kreso! It is good for Sunday dinner – otherwise known as roast night! Happy cooking.

Jean May 5, 2019 - 8:18 am

5 stars
The gravy makes this dish look very tasty. I like the lentils as well.

Adrianne May 5, 2019 - 8:51 am

Thanks Jean, they are so good for you and so easy to prepare.


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