One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies

by Marla on June 5, 2013 · 31 comments

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I know it’s hot out there for some of you and you are craving popsicles & salads. Well guess what….sometimes you need a hearty meal too. One that takes a little while to cook, but no hovering over. A meal all ready prepared ~ so you can reach into your fridge & grab it, that way you can get on with more important things.

This One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies is sooooo simple to prepare. Go ahead & toss some on your salad.

I asked my awesome pal Jesse Morris from the blog KillerChefs what the heck to do with a chicken I bought recently….this is his great idea.

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Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t.

I listen to Jesse ’cause he really knows great food & good cookin’.

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies | a GREAT family meal | FamilyFreshCooking.com #paleo

He is a chef & also a hunter ~ so I trust. Hence his blog name KillerChefs.

Jesse was the head chef at the fabulous restaurant Roy’s. He knows stuff.

I often ask him cooking questions and he answers back quickly with great ideas. You can ask him questions too on his Facebook page.

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies | a GREAT family meal | FamilyFreshCooking.com #paleo

This chicken is perfect for those on grain-free, gluten free and Paleo meal plans.

What you got here is a protein packed, veggie rich meal.

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies | a GREAT family meal | FamilyFreshCooking.com #paleo

So even though it takes a little while in the oven, it is worth it’s while to have great food at the ready.

I can take extra time to my mountain views & smell a delicious meal cooking in the oven.

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The kids can play outside while it cooks. You can run around the house doing whatever it is you need to do.

Or you can sit and have a cocktail.

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I like to serve our chicken over these pretty sunflower sprouts.

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You can also go with a salad, pasta, quinoa, hunks of crusty bread or rice. Your choice.

Enjoy your chicken!

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies | a GREAT family meal | FamilyFreshCooking.com #paleo

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

One-Pot Roasted Chicken & Veggies

Ingredients

  • 4 pound Chicken, remove giblets, clean & pat dry
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Parsnips
  • any vegetables you like best
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 450 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Pour some oil over the chicken & rub it in. Season with garlic salt & pepper. Chop vegetables into bite sized pieces. Place the chicken in the center of a Le Creuse or a high temperature bake-safe pot. Toss the vegetables with olive oil, garlic salt & pepper. Arrange the vegetables around the chicken.
  • Bake chicken & veggies covered, for about 1 hour 30 minutes or until your chicken is cooked through. Un-cover the pot and broil for about 5 minutes to brown the skin.
  • Serve with vegetables, a salad. Potatoes, quinoa, rice or pasta would be great with this too!
  • Notes
  • The Le Creuset pot I used is a great conductor of heat and perfect for this recipe. It is the enameled cast iron pot. Be sure not to use a lid with the phenolic knobs as they will burn.
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