Roast Chicken & Gravy

You CAN have gravy on keto! There is nothing better than a good old fashioned roast. This roast chicken is full of flavour from garlic, herbs, butter and lemon. The gravy, made from the chicken’s juices and thickened slightly with cream is the perfect addition to this roast chook!

AuthorJenni FrenchYields6 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time1 hr 40 mins
 1 whole chicken (1.5-2kg)
 1 lemon, quartered
 3 sprigs thyme
 1 cup chicken bone broth
 1 onion
 100 g butter
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 ¼ cup fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary etc)
Keto Gravy
 pan juices
 ¼ cup cream
 xantham gum

Preheat oven to 220°.


Cut onion in half and put in roasting tray.


Put lemon and thyme inside chicken cavity.


Mix butter ingredients and slide softened butter under skin (slowly separate skin from meat with hands first).


Put chicken on top of onion and then pour bone broth around it.


Cook in the oven at 220° for 20mins, then 200° for 1 hour and 20mins (coat with juices every 30mins).


Remove chicken from oven and leave to rest for 15mins.

Keto Gravy

Remove onion from pan juices, and put the juices over a low heat.


Add cream and sprinkle over xantham gum. Whisk until warm and combined. Gravy should have a slightly thick consistency. Add more xantham gum if you like your gravy really thick.


Carve up chicken and place on plates, pour over gravy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.5g35%
Saturated Fat 12.5g63%
Sodium 254.7mg11%
Net Carbohydrate 3.1g2%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 49.8g100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.