Baked Chicken and Vegetables

 

Baked Chicken and Vegetables

USDA Mixing Bowl
Baked chicken is a great source of lean protein. Paired with vegetables and seasoned with sage, rosemary and thyme, this dish is a comforting classic that your family will love.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 small potatoes
  • 6 small carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 whole raw chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash all vegetables. Cut potatoes and carrots into bite size chunks. Cut onion into quarters.
  • Place vegetables in a large bowl and toss with the vegetable oil to evenly coat vegetables.
  • Place vegetables in the bottom of a large roasting pan.
  • Cut whole chicken into breast, thigh, leg and wing portions. Remove skin. Place chicken pieces on top of vegetables in the roasting pan.
  • Mix water, sage, rosemary, thyme and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and vegetables. Spray seasoned chicken and vegetables lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for about 45 minutes. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer in both a breast and thigh reads 165 degrees.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • Buying a whole raw chicken is typically cheaper than packaged, boneless cuts. There are several helpful videos online to teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. With a little practice you can cut up a chicken like a pro!
  • Save the bones and carcass of the chicken to make chicken stock at home. Save in a large plastic bag in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for a few months.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Instead of cutting up the chicken, you could roast it whole. Roasting whole requires about 30 extra minutes cooking time.
  • You could leave the skin on the chicken to make it more juicy, but remove before eating as it is high in fat.
  • You could also make this recipe in a slow cooker and have it ready when you get home for dinner.
  • Use a package of bone-in thighs instead of a whole chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 36gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 1175mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gCalcium: 40mgIron: 3.6mg
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