The best roast chicken recipe with crispy skin, tender meat, and a delicious, savory gravy. It's quick and easy, the recipe every cook needs in their arsenal.
If you're on a Whole30 or are paleo, gluten-free, or grain-free, use the ingredients under the "Whole30/Paleo Gravy" heading. Otherwise, use the ingredients under the "Gravy" heading.
Carefully place cast-iron skillet on stovetop, making sure to always use a pot holder to touch the handle from this point on. Pour of all but 3 tablespoons drippings then sprinkle flour, cassava flour, or arrowroot powder over. Whisk constantly until smooth and golden brown, then gradually pour in chicken stock, whisking constantly until incorporated. Season with salt and thyme or sage. Simmer until slightly thickened, a few minutes.
If you have cassava flour, I highly recommend using it instead of arrowroot flour. Use 3 tablespoons cassava flour, not 4 tablespoons. Cassava flour is paleo and Whole30-friendly.
If you have no particular dietary restrictions, you can use 3 tablespoons flour instead.
For help with trussing your chicken, click here to watch a super helpful video.
Try this recipe if you need your gravy to be low carb or keto.