Roast chicken

By Vanessa Gianfrancesco
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A weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

SERVES
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

  • 1 x 2.3 kilogram whole chicken
  • 1 small onion, cut into quarters
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) paprika
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) dry mustard
  • 4 teaspoons (20 milliliters) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) olive oil
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) chicken stock

Gravy:

  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) chicken drippings
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Special equipment:

  • Kitchen twine

Directions

Remove giblets and innards from chicken, if present. Pat chicken dry using paper towel. Stuff chicken with onion, thyme, rosemary, and garlic cloves. Tie legs together with kitchen twine.

In a small bowl, mix together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the chicken.

Set multi-cooker to Sauté. Add olive oil. Add chicken, breast-side down, and brown for three to five minutes. Flip carefully using tongs, and brown other side for one to two minutes. Remove chicken from multi-cooker. Pour in chicken stock and deglaze, scraping up any brown bits to incorporate. Turn Sauté function off.

Place the chicken on top of steamer rack, breast-side up, then carefully lower into multi-cooker. Close and lock lid. Close vent. Select Pressure Cook on high for 30 minutes. Once finished cooking, allow the steam to release naturally, then transfer chicken to a serving platter and let rest five minutes.

To make the gravy, scoop out one cup of drippings from the multi-cooker and add to a pan and heat to medium. Add butter to the drippings and stir until melted and combined. Slowly add flour, whisking constantly to break up any lumps. Add thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and stir in. Allow gravy to thicken, stirring.

Carve chicken and serve with gravy.

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