Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Grav

Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy and LeCreuset Giveaway - Health Starts in the Kitchen 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!  

Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy and LeCreuset Giveaway - Health Starts in the Kitchen

Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy & LeCreuset Giveaway

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6



  • 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
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  Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy and LeCreuset Giveaway - Health Starts in the Kitchen So I’m sure if you weren’t already dreaming of owning your own Le Creuset Dutch Oven, you are now!! Click HERE to buy one for yourself or Enter my giveaway (use the widget below) to win one!! Le Creuset 5-Quart Dutch Oven Giveaway - Health Starts in the Kitchen Le Creuset 5-Quart Dutch Oven Giveaway Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy and LeCreuset Giveaway - Health Starts in the Kitchen Perfect Roast Chicken with Vegetable Gravy and a Le Creuset Dutch Oven Giveaway!!   Eligibility: Open to USA residents, 18 years of age and older. This giveaway is sponsored by Le Creuset and is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. No purchase necessary.  Closing Date: September 16, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email on September 17, 2014. DISCLOSURE statement: This giveaway is being sponsored by Le Creuset  

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 4 stars
    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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  5. 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

  6. 5 stars
    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!!

  7. 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…)

  8. 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!)

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

    1. 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!!


  12. 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.

  13. 5 stars
    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.

  14. 5 stars
    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!!

    Great post!

  15. I have always dreamed about owning one of these! I love making soups, sauces and to meats and a dutch oven would really help.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

    1. 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!

  18. 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

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