Friday, February 18, 2011

Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy dinner that can be prepped the night before. It needs about 1.5 hours in the oven - but I got home at 5 the other day so it was perfect to pop this in for a 7:30 dinner. If you want a faster dinner, cut up your chicken (or buy pieces - they cook in 30-45 minutes).

Potatoes, carrots, onions washed and chopped (sweet potato and other root veggies are great too, as is delicata squash) The veggies have plenty of time to cook, so chop them in large pieces
Whole, peeled garlic cloves
Whole chicken, washed and patted dry

Drizzle Olive oil in a roasting pan, add chicken and veggies around it. Rub chicken breast with olive oil and season chicken and veggies with salt and pepper. Fresh rosemary, sage, parsley or thyme is great too - but I didn't have any.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes then lower temperature to 350 and bake until internal temperature of chicken is 160. I tossed in some broccoli for the final 20 minutes for a balanced one-dish meal.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous picture! And I bet the food was good too ;)