Roast Chicken with root vegetables

Roast Chicken with root vegetables

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 578.4
  • Total Fat: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 185.4 mg
  • Sodium: 268.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 59.4 g

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Perfect for a chilly evening...

Add whatever vegetables you like!
Perfect for a chilly evening...

Add whatever vegetables you like!

Number of Servings: 4


    5 lb roasting chicken
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
    1 lemon, halved
    1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
    2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
    2 large parsnips, peeled and cut in triangle-shaped chunks
    4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
    1.5 lb. small baby potatoes - cut in half (or quartered if larger)
    Olive oil


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the parsnips, carrots, and potatoes in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMD218.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I had two surprise guests for dinner, I grabbed a chicken out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave and looked in the fridge for what I had then looked for a recipe . Threw everything in the oven and then visited for 1.5 hours, and served. Everyone loved it! - 2/7/11

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    Very Good
    nice - 2/11/17

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    Very Good
    great - 2/10/17

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    Yum! A favorite in my house! - 5/5/11