Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Grav
I’ve day dreamed of owning a Le Creuset Dutch Oven for as long as I’ve known how to cook. It’s one of those iconic pieces that every good cook must have in their kitchen. Needless to say, finally being a proud owner of a Le Creuset Dutch Oven makes me feel like I’ve officially arrived on the foodie-scene. And I’m even more excited to be sharing this amazing gift with one lucky reader! Why Le Creuset? Le Creuset Dutch Oven are made in France the same way they’ve been made since 1925. Each oven is hand-cast into a sand mold. After casting, each mold is destroyed and then each oven is polished and sanded by hand to be prepared for enameling. Le Creuset Dutch Oven Features:
- Comes in a variety of sizes, from very small to large to cook a wide variety of meals
- Made of attractive, enameled cast iron
- Has cast iron loop handles on the sides
- The lid’s knob is built to stay cool to the touch, to prevent burns
- The lid is heavy and fits on so tight that flavor and tenderness are locked in
- Should be washed by hand only
- Le Creuset ovens are made according to strict quality control.
- They are suitable for the freezer, the refrigerator, the stove top, the oven and for serving on the table.
- Le Creuset Dutch ovens are safe in the oven up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The enameled surface resists sticking and does not react with food.
- The company offers a lifetime warranty of 101 years that even covers chipping.
Cooking in a Le Creuset Dutch Oven: The Le Creuset Dutch Oven cooks evenly and is perfect for slow-cooked meals. They are perfect for everything from pasta to soup. You’ll find a way to use them every day. Le Creuset Dutch Oven can last a lifetime (or longer) and still cook great meals. In the short period of time that I’ve had my Le Creuset Dutch Oven, I have used it every day. Of course it works great for basic tasks like boiling potatoes for my Perfect Mashed Potatoes and deep frying Homemade Shoestring Potato Sticks… the real excitement set in when I roasted my first chicken! Making the Perfect Roast Chicken in a Le Creuset Dutch Oven is almost fool-proof. The beauty of cooking in the Le Creuset Dutch Oven is that it’s very forgiving like cooking in a slow cooker/crock pot. Here’s a quick overview of my Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy. It’s such a great way to cheat and a completely healthy gravy, using roasted vegetables and the drippings! Low Carb, Paleo, Primal and Auto-Immune Paleo Friendly, too!
- Preheat oven to 350
- Place Cauliflower in the bottom of your dutch oven and place chicken on top
- Surround chicken with remaining vegetables
- Season Chicken/Veggies liberally with sea salt & pepper
- Cover with lid and bake 2-3 hours at 350, or until your chicken is cooked through and falling apart.
- Remove chicken from dutch oven, transfer to a plate and set aside
- Place cooked vegetables and drippings in your blender, puree until smooth. Add water as needed to make the perfect gravy for your family. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Return chicken to the dutch oven and boil to brown/crisp the skin
- Serve Roasted Chicken with Vegetable Gravy
This recipe is amazing! I’m so lucky to have found it. I added extra vegetables to the dish, and am turning the extra gravy into cauliflower-vegetable soup. Thank you so much for posting it!
made this tonight (in my palm green Le Creuset 7 1/2 quart dutch oven). It was deceptively delicious (because it couldn’t have been any easier to prepare!)
I have eaten Roast Chicken and it is a tasty dish.but I didn’t prepared it in my kitchen..!your recipe will help me to make it soon..!thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us..!
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You could even leave some of the veggies whole, and serve on cauliflower rice like a stew with gravy.
I’d whip up a pot of my famous black beans.
I would make roast duck.
I would LOVE to win any Le Creuset pans! the green color is great! Roast with potatoes, carrots, onions etc
Being a New Orleans girl I might start with a Louisiana gumbo (then your chicken next!)
It would be perfect for a large loaf of dutch oven bread.
I have always wanted one of these!
I would try some rosemary braised lamb shanks.
I love all of the recipes you have!!! I follow on instagram, and sometimes my husband forces me to make him the same breakfast as yours because it seems so delicious… lol
Would definitely love to win this Le Creuset 5-Quart Dutch Oven!! I have wanted one forever. Would love to try your Roast Chicken recipe, plus many others including Chicken Chili. Thank you for this chance to win!!
I’ve seen these dutch ovens and wished I could get one one day, maybe this will be the day! And I LOVE your chicken and vegetable gravy idea! I usually cook my chicken in the crock pot with the vegetables you mentioned (except for the cauliflower, which I will now add too). I never thought of pureeing the veggies to make a gravy! Ingenious!
In case I don’t win, can I make this in a regular ceramic coated dutch oven? (I don’t think it can go in the oven, and definitely not in the broiler…)
If I won this beautiful dutch oven, I would totally make this roast with veggie gravy, it looks amazing! (Would probably figure out a way to make it without it too!)
I LOOOVE Le Creuset but can’t afford to buy it… sure would love to win it!
Alright, last day, sure hope I win!
Hunters stew, a new dish to me. It’s Polish.
I would make mushroom pork chops in the dutch oven.
I usually make chicken in the slow cooker, I can’t wait to try it in the oven… if I win of course!!!
I just found your website through the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle and can’t wait to try several of the recipes you have posted! If I were to win the Le Creuset, I would try out a new roast chicken recipe 🙂
I would make a roast with potatoes and carrots.
I would make cajun smothered chicken.
I have wanted one of these for a long time I would make soup , roast. . I would love to win a le creuset <3
I have always wanted one of these for soup, chicken and dumplings and stews.
With this Dutch oven I would make some yummy Chicken Quesadillas. Sounds so great!!
I would make a pork roast, browned on the stove and slow cooked in the oven.
I’d make chicken noodle soup!
If I win, it will match the color of my only skillet from le creuset =D
I would make stuffed green peppers in this dutch oven.
I would make a big ole dutch baby with blueberries.
I would definitely make the roast chicken recipe you posted.
I want to try the recipe and if I won the cooker, it would be even better!
I would love to win this! I’ve actually been wanting this size Le Creuset in green. That color is gorgeous!
I’ve never cooked with a dutch oven before. Looking forward to making this recipe!
Beautiful photos, beautiful oven! I would make some chili if I had that lovely french oven! It’s getting cooler, perfect timing… I’d probably add some pumpkin puree for fall!
I would make a stuffed chicken.
I would make a big batch of barley and mushroom soup.
Hayley I am making this next sunday! Looks amazing:)
It’s super yummy! You’ll love it 🙂
Looks yummy. Can’t wait to try this, especially for the lack of spatter in the oven. When I roast a chicken now, I do it in an open cast-iron skillet and it makes grease spatter all over inside the oven. Sure makes for a great chicken though.
My previous comments are missing, not sure what happened to them? I would make some beef stew.
Hi Nicole – I have to approve all comments before they are published (you’d never want to see all the spam in the comments I get!!) I have this comment and one other from 9/9/14 at 11:20 pm from your email. 🙂 Good Luck!!
Okay great, so sorry you get all that spam, must be widespread problem with blogs. Thanks 😉
I would make oven stew with tapioca.
I would love to win this perfect pot! Roast chickens, soups, stews. So much cooking to be done:)
This recipe looks easy and delicious. What a great addition to my kitchen to win this!
Look forward to making your “Grain Free Scones” and hoping to win the beautiful Le Creuset Dutch Oven! 🙂
I would love to make some turkey chili using this. Perfect fall recipe too!
Would love to win this. I have been wanting one for forever….. 🙂
I would try the roast chicken recipe above, It sounds easy and tasty.
I would make oven stew.
If I won this gorgeous dutch oven I would make a spicy chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. Thanks for the chance!
I had never thought to roast a chicken in one! I have never roasted a whole chicken before .. always been afraid too …. but I think I could do this! Thank you for inspiring me.
Hayley, your photos are amazing! Wow- And that chicken looks to die for. I love that palm green Le Creuset, too!! I’ve wanted one of their dutch ovens for ever and ever Amen, too!!
I have always dreamed about owning one of these! I love making soups, sauces and to meats and a dutch oven would really help.
I would make soup!
OMG I just refrained from purchasing a le creuset while in HomeGoods today…maybe I will win instead! Dying for one of these in my ever transforming real-food kitchen!
I would make a wonderful vegetable mushroom stew.
If I would win this Le Creuset Dutch Oven, I would definitely make roast chicken and would also use it for other things, like my husband’s favorite–Braised Elk Roast with Vegetables.
Elk is my FAVORITE wild game! I made amazing elk ravioli (in my gluten eating days) and I’m hoping to get some elk this winter (we don’t hunt it here so we need to be gifted it from someone who goes out west hunting) to make some grain free this year!
OMG! I’ve been dreaming about a Le Creuset 5-Quart Dutch Oven!!!
Hayley, Maybe I’m missing something, but can’t you enter this drawing without facebook, twitter, etc.? Usually I just enter my email address…Kelly
There is an option to leave a blog post comment for 1 entry. 🙂
So, does my question about how to enter count as a comment? And, this one too? 🙂
I would love to win this!