10/30/2014

Oven Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

I think this dish might just be the ultimate one – pot wonder!  Crispy, juicy chicken with tender vegetables all in a rich flavorful sauce is a meal that’s perfect for any night of the week or for casual entertaining.
The reason I call it ultimate is because this dish is so easy and you can be your own chef.  What I mean is this – change up the chicken pieces to whatever you like, take away any of the veggies I used and mix in your own, like leeks, parsnips, or possibly just all carrots and potatoes.
See what I mean?  I like to serve this dish family style with a green salad, some crusty bread that’s always used to scoop up some of the sauce.  No matter how you make it…just make it, then stand back, watch your family & friends enjoy a little something wonderful.
Oven Roasted Chicken
4 chicken thighs – bone in/skin on 
4 chicken legs – bone in/skin on
1 large onion – peeled
3 large carrots- washed
4 small to medium potatoes – washed
3 celery ribs – washed
1/2 cup white wine
4 tablespoons olive oil (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Drizzle about 1 tablespoon oil in bottom of a 9×11 baking dish.
  • Roughly chop onion, carrots, potatoes and celery.  Place vegetables in bottom of dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Place chicken pieces in dish, slightly arranging vegetables around sides of meat.  
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and thyme then drizzle on remaining olive oil.  
  • Gently pour wine around side of dish.  
  • Roast in oven for 45 – 50 minutes until chicken has a golden brown skin.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.  Spoon sauce over chicken pieces and serve.
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Comments

  1. I love these types of braised/roasted chicken dishes. And I really like the fact that you don't brown the chicken before popping it in the oven. Less mess. Pinned.

    • Thanks for stopping by Lea Ann. My family loves this dish and you are right – no browning needed, just add what veggies you like and let the oven do all the work!
      xo,
      ~Donya

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is now my go-to easy dinner. Thanks for the recipe and PINNED!!!

  3. Elaine says:

    Perfect for supper tonight, I have all the ingredients too!! Thanks

  4. Hey, very nice post! Will share on facebook.

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