Roast Chicken With Vegetables

It takes the same amount of time to roast a chicken as it does to roast most root vegetables. This one pan meal is easy to make with robust flavors coming from the chicken and vegetables as they roast together. This is the perfect meal after a busy day.

Serving size

⅛ of recipe

Makes

8 servings

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 1hr 0min
Total: 1hr 10min

Ingredients

1 3-pound chicken, whole with skin

¼ cup olive oil, divided

Black pepper, freshly grounded, to taste

2 mediums (56g each) carrots, sliced

1 medium (70g) shallot, quartered

1 medium (50g) beet, previously boiled and sliced

2 medium (98g each) parsnips, sliced

Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Organ meat (optional)

Nutrition Info

Makes: 8 servings  Serving size: ⅛ of recipe

Calories

311

Fat

22 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

<1 g

Cholesterol

78 mg

Carbohydrates

7 g

Sugar

2 g

Fiber

2 g

Protein

20 g

Sodium

237 mg

Calcium

34 mg

Phosphorus

180 mg

Potassium

367 mg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove the neck and organ meats from the chicken cavity. Set aside the organ meats if you plan to cook them in this recipe.
  3. Pour half the olive oil over the entire chicken, distributing it evenly on all sides of the chicken with your hands.
  4. Season with salt, if desired, and pepper and place it in the center of a large baking dish, breast side up.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the vegetables. Add the remaining olive oil, salt, if desired, and pepper to the bowl. Mix well.
  6. Transfer vegetables to the baking dish, distributing them evenly around the chicken.
  7. If cooking the organ meats, place the organ meats in the same bowl that previously contained the vegetables. Season with pepper and toss to mix well with the left over oil in the bowl from the vegetables. Transfer to a corner of the baking dish.
  8. Roast for approximately 1 hour.
  9. Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes.
  10. To serve, carve the legs, thighs and breast from the chicken and transfer to plates and surround it with roasted vegetables and organ meats.
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To check if your chicken is done, insert an instant-read thermometer into the chicken after it has rested. It should be inserted between the breast and thigh meat, avoiding the bone. The temperature of the chicken should read between 155 and 160°F.