Roast Chicken with Quinoa Cranberry & Almond Salad

by Natalie Brady

​Make Christmas easy and healthy with this super simple roast chicken with quinoa, cranberry and almond salad. It’s full of wholesome, nutritious and delicious ingredients to leave you feeling satisfied. It’s completely gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Say goodbye to the Christmas bloat with this healthy meal made by the lovely Natalie Brady.


​For the chicken

  • 1 organic chicken
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • ½ bunch rosemary
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the salad

  • 1 cup Chantal Organics Quinoa
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup slithered almonds
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Chantal Coconut Oil

Salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon Chantal Organics Hulled Tahini
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1 juicy lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Chantal Organics Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


​For the chicken

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.

2. Carefully prick the lemon all over, using a sharp knife. Put the garlic cloves, herbs and lemon into the chicken’s cavity and place the chicken into a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil, salt pepper and add some additional chopped herbs on top.

3. Place the tray in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes.

4. Baste the chicken halfway through cooking.

5. When the chicken is cooked, take the tray out of the oven and transfer the chicken to a board. Carve your chicken and place onto a serving platter.

For the salad

1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions, then drain.

2. Melt coconut oil in a medium sized fry pan and add broccoli. Cook for 5 minutes until bright green and tender (not over cooked).

3. To made the dressing add all ingredients into a cup or small bowl and mix together until well combined.

4. Roughly chop or break the spinach with your hands. Add quinoa, broccoli, spinach, almonds and cranberries to a large bowl. Pour over the dressing over the salad and toss ingredients together. Put salad onto a large serving platter.

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