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Lemon & soy chicken with gravy, American sourdough 'stuffing/salad' and roast root vegies


  • Preheat oven to 200°-220°C fan forced (220°-240°C normal). 
  • Toss the cubed bread in a little oil and cook in the oven until golden brown and crisp, stirring now and again. Set aside to cool. 
  • Then toss the sweet potato, carrots, parsnips and potatoes in a little oil and seasonings in another large baking tray. Cook in the oven for about 40 mins until crisp-tender, tossing now and again. 
  • At the same time, heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pan that can go into the oven (or a tray) and gently sauté the onion, capsicums and garlic until tender. 
  • Then toss through the butter, if you like, before adding the croutons, 2 tbsp chopped parsley and seasonings. Toss well and cook in the oven for about 40 mins, regularly stirring, before adding the beans. (Can be pre-cooked and reheated.) 
  • When the vegies are about half cooked, place the chicken in another tray in one layer and sprinkle with half the lemon juice, a good splash of soy and seasonings. Toss and cook in the oven for about 20-30 mins, adding some stock little by little, as you do so. 
  • When ready, remove the chicken, add the flour to the tray and cook over a medium heat, continually stirring. 
  • Then add about 1 cup stock with the tomatoes, a splash of soy and the remaining lemon juice. Whisk well and cook until lightly thickened. Taste for seasoning and strain. 
  • Spread the crouton mixture on the base of a large platter and top with the drumsticks. Then spoon the gravy over and serve any extra in a small jug with the vegies on the side.


  • 1 large stale sourdough loaf, cut into small cubes (or any country-style bread)
  • olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 3-4 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 parsnips, cut into chunks
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into chunks
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 onions, peeled & chopped
  • ½ each large green & red capsicum, cored, seeded & cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a good dollop of butter (optional)
  • 3 heaped tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 green beans, halved & blanched
  • 16-20 chicken drumsticks
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • soy sauce
  • chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • ½ can diced tomatoes

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