Oven-Roasted Chicken GAPS Diet Approved

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Whenever you need a fast and nourishing meal on the table, this oven roasted chicken is perfect for anyone, including those on the GAPS diet.

Oven roasted chicken

GAPS diet chicken recipes

Who doesn’t love juicy roasted chicken? Incorporating nutritious, easy GAPS diet meals into your weekly rotation is really just as easy as popping a frozen pizza in the oven. It’s one of the easiest one pan dinners out there!

This GAPS-friendly oven roasted chicken is not just delicious but also incredibly nourishing. It’s a breeze to make, and you can customize it to your liking.

If you’re not on GAPS, this quick dinner pairs perfectly with our Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Bread or easy DIY Sourdough Dinner Rolls Recipe

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The Ultimate Guide to Oven-Roasted Chicken on the GAPS Diet

Poultry is one of my go-to GAPS diet protein sources, and this weeknight staple is one of my favorite nutrient-dense chicken recipes. Oven-roasted chicken is super easy to make. Plus, I’m always a happy camper if I can get away with cooking a one-pan meal. The slow cooking process creates a crispy outer skin while keeping the meat inside perfectly juicy and tender. 

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can keep things super simple and season your whole chicken with salt and pepper, or add dry spices and fresh herbs for more flavor. I like tossing onions and carrots into my roasting pan to cover the vegetable portion of the meal without having to dirty another pan. 

Step-by-Step Oven-Roasted Chicken for GAPS Diet Success

Whole-roasted chicken is always a hit with my family when it comes to classic dinners. This time-tested recipe is easy to prepare, delicious, and nutritious. You can create delicious meals with your own backyard chickens, store-bought, or organic chicken GAPS diet recipes. 

Remember that free-range pasture poultry tends to take longer to cook than store-bought chicken. Grocery store chickens are usually perfectly roasted in about an hour, while free-range or home-raised chickens can take double the time. Allot extra cooking time if your chicken is larger. It’s best to cook chicken thawed. I like to keep my frozen chicken in the fridge for a few days to thaw it before roasting. 

If you have a smaller family, you can easily get 2-3 meals from one chicken. I also like using  leftovers for GAPS diet meal prep or turning leftovers into other gut-healing chicken recipes like:

I love knowing I can toss a few basic ingredients into a baking dish and have a hot, tasty, nutritious meal ready in a few hours. Simple GAPS diet recipes like this are a great way to ensure my family gets the nutrients they need while enjoying delicious family dinners. 

How to make GAPS diet roasted chicken


  • 1 whole roasting chicken (I prefer to use organic, if possible)
  • Salt and pepper

Optional Ingredients: 

  • Fresh herbs 
  • Seasoning 
  • Root vegetables 


1. Place the whole chicken in a roasting pan.

2. Season with salt, pepper, or additional spices and herbs to taste.

3. Add optional ingredients (carrots, onions, or other root vegetables) to your baking dish.

4. Cook at 425ºF for the first half of the roasting time.

5. Lower the temperature to 325ºF for the second half of the roasting time. 

6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 – 20 minutes before serving. 

The benefits of eating nutrient-dense chicken in the GAPS Diet

Are you looking for easy GAPS diet meals to improve wellness and alleviate digestive issues? Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride says that regularly making gut-healing chicken recipes can help reduce inflammation, promote healthy digestion, and support overall gut wellbeing. Chicken is an excellent source of easily digested protein that can be prepared in various ways to make delicious and nutritious meals.

How do you know when oven-roasted chicken is fully cooked?

For this recipe, you’ll know when the chicken is done by checking that the internal temperature reaches 165°F and the juices run clear when pierced.

How to safely store leftover roasted chicken?

Roasted chicken lasts up to four days in the fridge. I remove any leftover meat from the bone and keep it in an airtight container or zip-top bag to pull out and use in other grain-free chicken recipes. 

Should the chicken be cooked covered or uncovered?

I like roasting my whole chicken uncovered to make the skin extra crispy. You could start with the chicken covered to retain moisture and then uncover it for the last part of cooking to crisp the skin.

Why let the chicken rest after roasting?

Resting allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. For extra juicy meat, I prefer to let my whole roasted chicken rest for a few minutes before carving and serving. 

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Are you just starting on your GAPS diet journey or looking for some helpful tips and recipes to stay on track? Easy weeknight dinners are a great way to maintain your diet and keep your meals interesting. 

What are your go-to GAPS diet family dinners? Do you have any homemade GAPS chicken dishes you love? Share in the comments!

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Yield: 1 whole chicken

Oven Roasted Chicken

Oven roasted chicken

Whenever you need a fast and nourishing meal on the table, this oven roasted chicken is perfect for anyone, including those on the GAPS diet.


  • 1 whole roasting chicken

Optional Ingredients:

  • Fresh herbs
  • Seasoning
  • Root vegetables

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

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