Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Delicious Gravy is everything you want when enjoying a roast chicken dinner. Brushed with butter, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper, the chicken is roasted over vegetables and stock so the gravy is made right in the pan while the chicken roasts.
When you serve up juicy and moist sliced chicken and roast potato dinner with vegetables, gravy is an absolute must and I’m going to tell you how to get the most delicious and easy gravy without all the work.
All you have to do is add carrots, celery, parsnip (this adds a lovely, natural sweetness to the gravy), onion and garlic to a roasting pan, then chicken stock is added. The chicken is set on top of the vegetables and as it roasts, it’s juices drip into the stock and as the vegetables cook, they flavor the gravy. It’s so easy, right?
The gravy is thickened with cornstarch instead of flour. Adding raw flour to a sauce (before allowing it to cook in the pan in butter or oil) will result in pasty, flour-tasting gravy. Cornstarch thickens perfectly with no effect on the delicious taste of the gravy.
I am a crispy skin eater. Roast chicken, roast turkey, I love them both. The first time I had a deep fried turkey, I just about keeled over with delight.
Meat thermometer is very important
If you are going to roast any meat, you buy a meat thermometer. The cooking times in recipes are only guides because everyones oven is different and cooks at a different rate and the only accurate way to tell if meat is cooked is checking the internal temperature. I talk about this more in my perfect roast turkey post.
28 Comments on “Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Delicious Gravy”
I’ll never make roast chicken any other way again. I had never made gravy from scratch before and it is so good! Keeper.
From scratch gravy is the only way to go. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
What a lovely meal! One of my favorites is a roast chicken dinner!!
The best roast chicken i’ve ever made and the gravy is genius
Aww, thank you. It’s my favorite.
I made this for Sunday supper and it is so good! Everyone love my new gravy making skills, thank you 🙂
This makes me so happy. This is one of my favorite dinners and the gravy makes the meal even better.
Very good, easy to a make recipe. It looks so amazing and delicious. I am trying to this recipe as soon as possible in my home for my family. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much, I hope you like it. It’s one of my favorite meals.
Now this is what I call a delicious dinner. The only thing we disagree on is the skin eating. I’m afraid that isn’t my thing, but that’s OK because my cheeky husband always eats my portion.
A perfect family meal! Easy to prepare, delicious mix of ingredients and looks flavorful with the gravy.
Super easy! Looks amazing and the whole family will love it!
I remember that moment in the movie. Jack Lemmon’s character is so uptight and yet, so funny. Your Roasted Chicken recipe looks so good and roasting anything with rosemary can make your kitchen very aromatic.
I really love rosemary on roast chicken. Especially with some lemon and garlic.
This chicken looks so delicious! I love the sound of this 🙂 Will be our next Sunday roast recipe for sure.
I love Chicken Roast flavored with rosemary – always delicious!
This chicken looks amazing! I will definitely try this easy recipe 🙂
I love it when you can make a meal in one pot! This is a delicious chicken Janette!
A chicken winner dinner! Who can go past a roast chicken this lovely!
I say that every time I make it, thank you Joanne 🙂
What a beautiful bird Janette. But I love that you have parsnips in with your veg. Those are so under used in America!
Thank you Michelle, that is my mums tip. I also use them in chicken stock and soup, adds lovely flavor and sweetness.
Perfect one dish meal! I can totally picture this on the Sunday dinner table with all the family around! Wonderful!
I’m so with you on having multiple parts of the meal come together at once. I love roasting chicken because ideally there’s also leftovers to eat all week. This looks delicious!
Thank you Kelly
I’ll bet that broth does make delicious gravy. That chicken sounds so tasty and it’s even more healthy with the Rosemary. YUM.
A whole roast chicken is on the top of my comfort food list. And the smell that fills the kitchen is hard to be beat as well. This looks delicious.
Thank you Libby, there’s nothing more comforting than the smell of roasting chicken 🙂