• Katherine Arthurs

Rustic Split Roast Chicken with Creamy Broccoli - Diary + Gluten Free

Shallots, coconut milk + tender broccoli are a great sauce to dip my favorite roast chicken into. Split your chicken in half to cook it in less time...+ more crispy skin to go around. Take the extra step to add in a Parmesan rind + extra black pepper. Worth it, promise!


Some may call this similar to Chicken Divan but prior to making this, I had no idea what Chicken Divan is...had to google it.



Rustic Split Roast Chicken Divan - Diary + Gluten Free


1 whole chicken, split in half

2 tablespoon salted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon each salt + pepper, plus more for seasoning

2-3 shallots, sliced

1 large broccoli floret, cut into small - medium pieces

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon tapioca flour

1 13.5 oz full fat coconut milk (1 can)

1/2 cup chicken bone broth

1 2 inch Parmesan rind


Preheat your oven to 425F.


Place the split chicken, meat side down on a cast iron pan or oven safe pan. Rub with the butter + sprinkle with salt + pepper. When the oven is preheat, add the chicken + roast for 40 minutes uncovered.


Remove from the oven. Place the chicken on a cutting board or plate + set a side. Place the pan on the oven top + turn the heat to medium heat. Add in shallots to the pan drippings. Sauté until translucent + softened. Add the broccoli + thyme to the pan. Toss around + sauté for 2-3 minutes.


Sprinkle the tapioca flour around to coat everything. Pour in coconut milk, bone broth + Parmesan rind. Bring to a simmer + cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle in a pinch of each salt + pepper.


Add the chicken back into the pan by nestling it into the sauce + moving the broccoli around it. Make sure to add in any drippings back into the pan as well. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.


Serve + Enjoy!


This recipe was made #glutenfree + #dairyfree (without the Parmesan rind)