⁣ Roast Chicken With Apple Gravy

I have honed this roast chicken recipe over many years, and it has become a tried and true family favorite any time of year. ⁣

Make sure you save the carcass for bone broth!⁣

Ingredients⁣
1 medium-size whole chicken (if you have a small or large chicken, adjust cooking time accordingly)⁣
2 tbsp butter, melted⁣
1 apple, sliced thinly⁣
1 large yellow onion, sliced thinly⁣
1/2 tsp salt⁣
1/4 tsp pepper⁣
Dried Italian herbs (optional)⁣
Some fruit or vegetables for stuffing the chicken cavity (I like celery and lemons, but anything will do)⁣

Preheat oven to 450°.⁣

Line the bottom of a roasting pan with the sliced onion and apple. Mix the melted butter with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of the Italian herbs, if using.⁣

Place the chicken in the roasting pan. Rub the chicken down inside and out with the butter mixture. Stuff with fruits or veggies. Tie legs together with kitchen twine.⁣

Place chicken in oven, roast for 45 minutes. Turn oven down to 350°, roast for another 30 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, move to a platter, and let rest for 10 minutes.⁣

Put all the roasted apple, onion, and chicken juices from the roasting pan into a blender. Blend until smooth, and pour into a gravy dish.⁣

Carve the chicken, and serve with the apple onion gravy. Dig in and enjoy!⁣

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 Stage 5 GAPS with apples 4 without  recipe. I add  2 quarts of water to the pan to make meet stock. Left over gravy can be added to soups for a creamer texture.