In this post, I will show you how to make gluten-free roast chicken. It’s fairly simple and also dairy-free. I must admit for years I was terrified of cooking a whole chicken. Once I tried it, I realized how simple and delicious it actually is.
Follow the steps below and let’s get started.
Place whole chicken on a cutting board, then pat dry with a paper towel.
Discard the giblet bag placed inside the cavity.
Remove the skin and tops of the legs to expose the bone.
Coat the entire chicken with 1-2 tablespoons dairy-free butter, then lightly coat with sea salt.
Prepare the herbs. Place herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix together.
Rub the herb mixture over the entire chicken and coat evenly.
Using kitchen twine, tie the legs together by wrapping the twine around the legs. Flip, then wrap around the wings and secure with a knot.
Place prepared chicken in a large roasting pan. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour.
Once it’s finished, allow the chicken to rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing. I like to serve this with my Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe.
Roasting is a method of cooking in which dry heat and hot air swirl together to surround the food and allows it to cook evenly on all sides.
Roasting and baking differ in the temperature of the oven and in the foods used for each method. Roasting uses an oven temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. Foods that have a solid structure such as meats and vegetables are roasted.
Baking uses an oven temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lower. Foods that have no structure to start with such as cookies, cakes, and muffins are baked.
To prevent the chicken from drying out coat it with extra virgin olive oil or butter before baking. Rub the oil or butter in evenly coating the entire chicken. This adds moisture to the chicken and allows any seasoning to stick better.
Sometimes if you’re in a rush and need dinner quickly buying a store-bought chicken may seem like a good option. I get it. But beware, not all store-bought rotisserie chickens are gluten-free or dairy-free. In fact, most are not. The chicken itself is gluten-free, but because of the preparation methods, cross-contamination may occur.
NOTE: If you shop at Costco or Sam’s Club, both stores do sell gluten-free rotisserie chickens. It’s stated directly on the labels.
I hope you consider trying this recipe. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how simple it is. Why not give it a try for dinner tonight?
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Blessings, Laura xo