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Easter Roast Chicken with Leek Mash and Spring Greens

Ready in 1 hour 45 minutes
Complexity: Slight Challenge
Serves 4 People
Main Course

A fantastic and easy option for your Easter Sunday lunch, with seasonal Spring Greens and succulent roast chicken, accompanied by tasty Idahoan Mash and leeks, all topped with gravy – truly irresistible!

Easter Roast Chicken with Leek Mash and Spring Greens
Serves: 4
For the chicken:
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 40g butter, softened
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • A few sprigs of thyme
For the leek mash:
  • 1 x Idahoan Butter & Herb Perfect Mash pouch
  • 2 leeks, finely sliced
  • 20g butter
  • 500g spring greens, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/180c fan. Sit your chicken in a roasting dish, cut your lemon in half and place inside the cavity of the chicken along with a bunch of thyme sprigs.
  2. Smear your softened butter on the outside of the chicken and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover the chicken with foil (this stops the skin burning) and roast in the oven for 1 hour (or to packet instructions).
  3. After an hour, remove the foil and roast for another 20-30 minutes, until the skin is golden, the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
  4. Once your chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and leave to rest for 15-20 minutes. Whilst your chicken is resting, prepare your leeks by melting the 20g of butter in a frying pan on a medium heat, then adding your finely chopped leeks and sautéing for about 10 mins until soft.
  5. Whilst your leeks are cooking, add your spring greens to a large saucepan of boiling water and cook for 3-4 mins.
  6. Drain your greens, keeping the water for your gravy, then put them back into the saucepan, drizzle over a glug of olive oil and season.
  7. In a bowl, prepare your Idahoan Perfect Mash to packet instructions, then add your soft sauteed leeks to the mash and mix until fully combined.
  8. To make your gravy, mix the flour into the chicken roasting tray and place over a low heat on the hob. Slowly pour the chicken resting juices into the flour mix. Keep stirring, using a whisk to get rid of any lumps, then add water from your spring greens to loosen to your desired thickness.
  9. To serve, carve your chicken, take a generous spoonful of your mashed potato, add a healthy portion of spring greens, then drizzle with gravy.
Credit Line: Recipe from Idahoan Perfect Mash. You can find more recipes and information over on their website: or on social @idahoanfoodsuk


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