Simple Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Feb 17, 2006 by tdicola | 0 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: 1 - 2 hrs.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 4

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3-4lbs. of chicken
1 lb. red potatoes
1 lb. carrots
1 lb. fennel
2 teaspoons fresh minced thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
salt and pepper
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup table salt or 3/4 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 quarts water

Step 1

For the brine, dissolve the salt and sugar in the water. Put the chicken pieces in a bowl and completely cover with the brine solution. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.


Step 2

While the chicken is brining, peel the carrots and chop into 1 inch chunks. Brush off the potatoes and also chop into 1 inch chunks. Cut the stem off the fennel and slice into 6-8 wedges. (I like to keep my potatoes in water until they're ready to use so they don't discolor.)


Step 3

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the vegetables in a roasting pan (it doesn't have to be fancy, a pyrex baking dish or even disposable foil pan will work) and toss with olive oil, thyme, and about 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. After the chicken is brined, pull out the pieces, pat dry and season each side with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and roast at 450 degrees until the chicken is ~175 degrees inside, about 30-45 minutes.


Step 4

Remove the chicken and tent with aluminum foil to rest. Check the tenderness of the vegetables, if they're not as tender as you like put them back in the oven for about 10 more minutes. Enjoy this simple and delicious meal!

Now that you have learned how to make simple roast chicken and vegetables, please be sure to view these other chicken recipes. Also, you will love these American recipes.


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