Roasted Chicken (and Carrots) with Lemon-Herb Rub served along with
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Roasted Chicken (and Carrots) with Lemon-Herb Rub
Recipe from Everyday Food Great Food Fast
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
I love roasting chicken and vegetables together for many reasons. I can basically make an entire meal using one pan. The flavors are fabulous. The kitchen always smells great. And, best of all, the ingredients can be prepped well in advance before roasting and so it’s a great way to prepare a fantastic meal worthy of company even during the work week. Toss together a lovely green salad and your meal is complete! Enjoy a piece of fresh, in-season fruit for a healthful dessert. If you like this recipe, you will enjoy Spicy Paprika Rubbed Roasted Chicken and Veggies as well.
2 large chicken breast halves, cut in half crossways (skin on and bone in) You can also make this recipe using a whole chicken. Read below for instructions.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 large carrots, scrubbed, trimmed and cut lengthwise in half
Lemon-Herb Rub (can be made in advance and chilled for up to 1 week)
1 Tablespoon dried tarragon
1 Tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
4 dried bay leaves
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 teaspoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Place the Lemon-Herb Rub ingredients in a mini chopper, blender or small food processor and process until the bay leaves are minced and the ingredients are well blended. (At this point, you can chill the rub for up to a week.)
On a large sheet pan, toss the carrots with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place the chicken pieces on the sheet pan and rub the Lemon-Herb Rub onto the meat and under the skin of the chicken.
Roast the chicken and carrots for 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender and the chicken has reached 165°F.
Juices will have collected on the sheet pan. Toss the carrots with the juices and drizzle the juices over the chicken before serving.