For todays brand new blog post, I want to share with you this delicious roast chicken and mash. This definitely has to be one of my most favourite dishes. I’ve also loved having a roast chicken dinner ever since I was very young. You can’t go wrong with a good roast dinner. Although this roast is a little different and not your typical roast, it tastes amazing.
In my previous recipe post, Homemade Rice Pudding, I wrote about how diet has been very important to me for quite some years now and even more so now. This month I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and diet is playing a key part in my life at the moment and will continue to do so. I love to create quick, easy and simple meals that are delicious. I don’t use onion and garlic in my recipes either, along with no dairy, wheat and gluten.
To create this delicious meal, all you need is a fresh chicken. I used just a small/medium sized one. All I did was pop the chicken on to a tray, added a little olive oil over the top of the chicken and sprinkled on some mixed dry herbs and salt. I then covered the chicken with some foil and popped it into the oven for about 1 hour 30 mins on gas mark 6. After this I then took the chicken out and took off the foil and with a spoon, I just poured over some of the oil and fat from the pan over the chicken, just to crisp up the skin a little. I then put the chicken back into the oven for about half an hour.
Whilst the chicken was finishing off cooking, I peeled and chopped up some potatoes, a carrot and a parsnip. I then popped them into a casserole dish with some water and put in the microwave for about 20 minutes. As I am on a low fibre diet, I was also recommended to cook my veg thoroughly until soft and to also make sure the skin is peeled from the veg too.
Once the chicken was cooked I took it out of the oven just to cool down a little whilst I prepared my veg. I have really been enjoying having mashed veg, especially being on a low fibre diet. I just then grabbed a fork, added some dairy free butter and gave the veg a good mash together. For gravy I used one by Tesco, it’s a beef flavour gravy and is dairy, wheat and gluten free (you can get it from the free from section) and also contains no onion. I used to find it really hard to find a gravy that I could have that doesn’t contain onion. I also added a little cranberry sauce to my plate too.
- 1 Fresh Chicken,
- Some dried herbs,
- Olive Oil
- Dairy free butter
- Free from gravy granules (optional),
- Cranberry sauce (optional).
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