One Pot Herb Roasted Chicken Dinner

I have to admit that I have this problem with buying whole chickens when they are on sale.  I just can’t resist when the price is super low because it’s such a good value.

I store them in my “freezer pantry” and make recipes like this one.  So now you know about the whole-chicken “collection” that I have in my freezer.

This chicken recipe is made in my fave oval roaster that’s big enough for potatoes, carrots, onions, and corn on the cob. 

So, I throw them all into the pot and roast everything together with some delicious herbs, olive oil, white wine, salt and pepper.

I love using fresh herbs when cooking but can’t get past how much they cost when buying them in the grocery store. 

So that I don’t drive myself crazy by doing a cost-benefit analysis every time I want herbs for a recipe, I started growing my own. 

This works out so great because I just snip off as many herbs as I need at a time, and they are fairly easy to grow.  I grow them in pots outside in a patio area so they get just enough sun.

This recipe is so delicious and smells really good in the house when it’s cooking!

Let’s check out the ingredients: 

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Discard the loose organ meat from the cavity of the chicken unless you like to cook with it.

Rinse the chicken with water (inside the cavity and the outside of the chicken).

Then put it in a roaster pan.

Sprinkle the pepper around the entire chicken and inside the cavity. 

Cut the garlic cloves in half, or in thirds if it’s a large clove, and set aside.

On the top part of the chicken just above the cavity, separate the skin just a bit from the breast meat. 

Take half of the quantity of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and gently push it in between the skin that is separated from the breast meat (no need to chop the herbs, it works fine using the entire sprigs).  Reserve the remaining half of the herbs.

Take about a third of the quantity of garlic, and also gently push it into the skin that is separated from the breast meat along with the herbs that are already there.

Then take the remaining half of the herbs and put them into the cavity of the chicken; also add about 1/2 of the remaining cut garlic into the cavity of the chicken.

Sprinkle the remaining cut garlic around the outside of the chicken in the roaster pan.

Cut the onion into fairly large pieces.

Add the onions to the roaster pan and also put some into the cavity of the chicken.

Add the mini red potatoes to the roaster pan.  If you’re using small red potatoes cut them in half.

Then add the carrots to the roaster pan.

Then sprinkle the salt over the chicken and vegetables in the roaster pan.  Also, sprinkle a bit of additional pepper if you like.

Clean the corn and cut the ears into three sections.  Add to the roaster pan and sprinkle with a bit of pepper.

Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and all of the vegetables.

Add the wine so that when you pour it, some will go into the cavity of the chicken.

Cover the roaster pan with a lid (or foil if you don’t have a lid).

Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  The chicken I used in this recipe weighted about 4.80 pounds and I removed it from the oven after about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

When you remove the chicken from the oven, keep the lid on and let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting it.

Here is a picture of the chicken and vegetables after they rested with the lid on.

Serve on a platter or in plates with individual servings.

After letting it rest, the chicken should be nice and juicy when you cut into it. 

For each serving, ladle some of the liquid left in the roaster pan over the chicken and the vegetables.  You may need to salt to taste.

Enjoy!

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One Pot Herb Roasted Chicken Dinner

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
16 mini red potatoes (or 8 small red potatoes)
20 mini peeled and cut carrots
1 large onion (white or yellow)
2 large ears of corn
1 bulb of garlic
4 sprigs of parsley
4 sprigs of sage
2 sprigs of rosemary
6 sprigs of thyme
½ cup of white wine
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Discard the loose organ meat from the cavity of the chicken unless you like to cook with it. Rinse the chicken with water (inside the cavity and the outside of the chicken). Then put it in a roaster pan. Sprinkle the pepper around the entire chicken and inside the cavity.

Cut the garlic cloves in half, or in thirds if it’s a large clove, and set aside. On the top part of the chicken just above the cavity, separate the skin just a bit from the breast meat. Take half of the quantity of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and gently push it in between the skin that is separated from the breast meat (no need to chop the herbs, it works fine using the entire sprigs). Reserve the remaining half of the herbs.

Take about a third of the quantity of garlic, and also gently push it into the skin that is separated from the breast meat along with the herbs that are already there. Then take the remaining half of the herbs and put them into the cavity of the chicken; also add about 1/2 of the remaining cut garlic into the cavity of the chicken. Sprinkle the remaining cut garlic around the outside of the chicken in the roaster pan.

Cut the onion into fairly large pieces. Add the onions to the roaster pan and also put some into the cavity of the chicken. Add the mini red potatoes to the roaster pan. If you’re using small red potatoes cut them in half. Next, add the carrots to the roaster pan.

Then sprinkle the salt over the chicken and vegetables in the roaster pan. Also, sprinkle a bit of additional pepper if you like.

Clean the corn and cut the ears into three sections. Add to the roaster pan and sprinkle with a bit of pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and all of the vegetables. Add the wine so that when you pour it, some will go into the cavity of the chicken.

Cover the roaster pan with a lid (or foil if you don’t have a lid). Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The chicken I used in this recipe weighted about 4.80 pounds and I removed it from the oven after about 1 hour and 20 minutes. When you remove the chicken from the oven, keep the lid on and let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting it.

After letting it rest, the chicken should be nice and juicy when you cut into it. Serve on a platter or in plates with individual servings. For each serving, ladle some of the liquid left in the roaster pan over the chicken and the vegetables. You may need to salt to taste.

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7 Responses to “One Pot Herb Roasted Chicken Dinner”

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    Ann — August 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Delicious! I’m the same way with both whole chickens AND fresh herbs. Although, this year, I’ve been buying them. Next year we’re planting a large garden and herb garden. In previous years, I had a HUGE herb garden and supplied a girlfriend of mine with herbs…she had a restaurant (it was that big!).

    Chicken looks amazing!

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 7th, 2011 @ 8:33 am

      Ann, wow you must have had a lot of herbs to supply a restaurant! I’m sure your friend loved getting the fresh herbs. Your recipes always look so delicious!

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    Magic of Spice — August 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Beautiful chicken dish…love that you grow your own herbs, so fresh
    and yes allot cheaper :)

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    Kate@Diethood — August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Oh my yumminess!! That’s delicious! Oh, and beautiful photos!

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 9th, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

      Thank you Kate!

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    Beth - SliceofSouthern — August 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I have to stop reading your recipes now….My stomach is growling!!

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 20th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

      LOL! Thank goodness calories are not wireless!

      Reply

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