Roast Chicken With Roasted Veg

There is nothing I like more than a roast lunch ona Sunday.  We are big fans of roasts and sometimes we have one mid week too.  One of the easiest roasts to cook is a roast chicken.  For me nothing is better than a roast chicken accompanied with garlic roast vegetables, stuffing and gravy.  Personally I’ve have been making roasts since I was at school but I do know a lot of my friends don’t really know where to start when it comes to making a roast lunch.

To make a super quick easy roast lunch first thing I do is I take the chicken and just under the skin I put a slight bit of butter and then pop a sliced lemon inside the chicken.  This adds a lovely flavour to the chicken meat and also helps to keep it moist whilst cooking.  I then rub the chicken skin with a little olive and vegetable oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper over the skin before placing it upside down in the roasting pan.  I also find cooking the chicken upside down in the roasting pan helps keep the meat moist.  For the roast vegetables I like to use peeled potatoes cut into chunks, parsnips which I cut in half and then cut into quarter length ways, some carrots cut the same way, with chopped butternut squash and sweet potato (pre chopped) and as a final touch chopped red onion and has some crushed garlic.  the vegetables are placed in another roasting dish and oil and vegetable oil is added.

I love stuffing with my roast and when I was approached by Mr Crumb to try their stuffing I jumped at the chance.  We tried the fresh garlic and herb stuffing which was a lovely addition to our garlic roasted vegetables.  The garlic was not over powering and the herbs were just right.  the stuffing can be heated in the microwave but I heated ours in the oven for 5 minutes which gave it a lovely crunch on the outside pieces.

The stuffing can be found in most leading supermarkets and also comes in:

  • Sage & Onion 225g
  • Gluten Free Sage & Onion 200g
  • Organic Sage & Onion 225g
  • Garlic & Herb 225g
  • Apple & Apricot 225g
  • Traditional Onion 500g XL Pack

The stuffing was enjoyed by all of us and made a difference to the normal sage and onion we have.  The fat it came fresh and all I had to do was heat it through saved us time from using the more traditional dried stuffings.



  1. 20th November 2017 / 8:28 PM

    Hi, you sure cant beat a roast on a Sunday, I don’t have stuffing but may have sausage balls as an alternative treat instead #MMBC

  2. 23rd November 2017 / 9:51 PM

    Can’t beat a good roast! #coolmumclub

  3. 24th November 2017 / 1:42 PM

    Oh my word nothing like a roast chicken and veg have to admit we normally skip the stuffing as I find it to be so dire a lot of the time but that stuff looks worth a shot! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this xoxo

  4. 17th February 2018 / 6:20 AM

    Nom Nom

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