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Roasted Chicken with Gravy: it's Complicated

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 20 min Chicken - 15 min | Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes



one 6-pound roasting chicken
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 white onion
3 white potatoes
5 carrots
one 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth


4 cups chicken broth from roasted chicken
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place chicken in roasting pan and sprinkle with seasoned salt. (Wash hands.)

Wash and peel all vegetables.

Cut onion, potatoes and carrots into 1-inch cubes.

Add all vegetables to chicken in pan. Pour broth over all ingredients, cover and roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.


Preheat saucepan on high for 1-2 minutes.

Place chicken and vegetables on serving platter and cover. Pour drippings from roasted chicken (up to 4 cups) into saucepan. If necessary, add water to drippings to make 4 cups of liquid.

Add chicken bouillon and whisk well.

In small mixing bowl, whisk half and half and cornstarch until smooth.

When broth begins to boil, add half and half mixture; whisk to blend. Turn heat to medium low and simmer 3-4 minutes or until gravy thickens.

Add salt and pepper to taste. (Makes 10 servings.)

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This was easy and very good. The gravy was very tasty.

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