Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy

Finding simple recipes that actually taste good and are nutritious can be a challenge. With winter coming up fast, warm meals around the family dinner table sound inviting, but sometimes it becomes hard to find new ideas to add into the rotation for healthy dinners. This roasted chicken with blackberry gravy is not only delicious, but it also adds a unique way to change up dinner. Children will love it for its simplicity, while adults will see it as a special meal to be enjoyed with friends and family.

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Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy

This roasted chicken with blackberry gravy is not only delicious, but it also adds a unique way to change up dinner. Children will love it for its simplicity, while adults will see it as a special meal to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 462kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 pounds)
  • 1 bunch mixed fresh herbs such as: thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, oregano
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, cleaned & cut in quarters
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Blackberry gravy:

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, cleaned & without the leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF/ 250ºC.
  • Clean the chicken inside and out. Pat dry.
  • Add salt and pepper to the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the mixed herbs, lemon halves, olive oil and garlic.
  • Brush the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together and tuck the wing tips under the body.
  • Place the onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, herbs and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
  • Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Meanwhile, make the blackberry gravy.
  • Remove from the oven and tent with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken. Serve it with the veggies and blackberry gravy.

Blackberry gravy:

  • Combine blackberries, sugar and water in a pot and bring to medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar melts, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the wine and let it cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and pinch of salt.
  • Cook for 20 minutes more or until blackberries have softened.
  • Process in a blender and serve with the roasted chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chicken & Blackberry Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 741mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3790IU76%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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If you enjoyed this meal, we would love to hear from you. If you have not yet tried this, we urge you to! We would also like to know if you have added or changed anything, and whether you would recommend this new recipe. Do you think this would be an amazing option for your Thanksgiving turkey? It would be a modern spin on a classic meal, and it would certainly have guests talking.

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