Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Thank you for sharing this recipe, Holli! It really sounds delicious!

Don't be alarmed by glancing at this recipe! Holli assures us that this is EASY to do. I trust her.

What You Need
1 whole chicken (thawed)
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes - chopped (you don't have to peel Yukon potatoes)
4 whole carrots - peeled & chopped (you can also substitute baby carrots which will save time on peeling and chopping)
1 yellow onion - chopped
1/2 stick of butter - melted
1 chopped lemon
2 cloves of garlic - don't even worry about peeling or chopping them
Thyme - to taste
Salt (preferably kosher salt)

Make It
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place chopped vegetables in a pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
Now, for the chicken. First, make sure that the giblets located in the middle of the chicken are removed. (Some chickens don't have them, just check to make sure.) The chicken should be completely hollow. Then stuff the chicken with chopped lemon and garlic. Don't worry about being fancy - this is for flavor, not for eating. Sprinkle in Thyme. Salt and pepper chicken, to taste. Place it on top of the vegetables. Brush melted butter all over the chicken. Pour any remaining butter over the vegetables.
Now, pop it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. (Time varies according to the size of the bird.) Just leave it alone. WARNING - the whole house will smell delicious! When the time's up, test the chicken. It should be done but you can know for sure when the juices between the leg and breast run clear and the top is a nice golden brown. Take the chicken off, cover it completely with foil. Lower the temperature on the oven and pop the vegetables back in the oven. (This lets the juices in the chicken and the juices in the veggies to re-absorb.) ---- I used this time to make rolls, which I popped in the oven beside the veggies --- Give the chicken and veggies about 15-20 minutes (or however long it takes to make the bread).
Finally, pull it all out. Slice up that chicken. And, enjoy! I promise that those veggies will taste better than candy!

1 comment:

Holli said...

Promise - it's easy and you'll love it!