Easy & Delicious Roast Chicken Recipe

easy & delicious roast chicken

If you’re looking for a really delicious, yet surprisingly simple meal, this post is for you. At $2.49 per pound, chicken is one of the more frugal organic meats, as long as you get the whole bird instead of only breasts. And the best part of the whole chicken is that one bird feeds our family of 6 three different meals! That’s a pretty good use of $12. Here’s the first of three meals I often cook for my family using one $12 chicken.

Easy & Delicious Roast Chicken Recipe

easy and delicious roast chicken recipe

Start with a good quality chicken. I buy organic whole chickens at Costco. At $2.49 per pound, chicken is one of the more frugal organic meats. And the best part of the whole chicken is that one bird feeds our family of 6 three different meals! That’s a pretty good use of $12.

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Rinse and pat your chicken. Put it in a nice dutch oven with an oven proof lid. I absolutely love my purple Le Creuset. It is my most favorite pot ever. If you don’t have one, I’d recommend getting one  of these dutch ovens some day.

easy and delicious roast chicken recipe-002Add big chunks of root veggies – I like to use onions, potatoes, and carrots. But I’ve also added sweet potatoes and would love to add turnips some day. Season with a good quality salt (like this Real Salt) and pepper, oregano, and add a few glugs of olive oil. I like to buy the organic olive oil at Costco. Cover and bake at 425F for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Yields 6 servins

Easy & Delicious Roast Chicken

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 organic chicken
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped in large pieces
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced in large pieces
  • 3-4 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse and pat dry chicken.
  3. Put it in a large dutch oven.
  4. Add all veggies and spices.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over chicken.
  6. Cover the pot and bake for 1 - 1 /12 hours or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Notes

Pick any leftover meat of the chicken bones for use in another meal. Save the bones for making soup broth.

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