I will now tell you a story and in a short way, I will try to capture my mixed feelings at that moment. I’m a person who is not good at cooking. I mean, I know how to cook the basics that will fill our stomachs during the day. But, I do not know how to cook such glamorous dishes that are made, for example, for family gatherings. And now that you know this information, I should also tell you that my husband called me and told me that my mother-in-law and my father-in-law decided to surprise us and come to visit us! That means I will have to do my best and make the best possible lunch! But the question was what?
Overwhelmed with emotions and panic, suddenly a light came on and an idea came to me – one pot roasted chicken and vegetables! Therefore, keep reading this text and do not leave anything to chance!
A Couple of Recipes for One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
As I told you, this dish is great for those who do not have any particularly prominent culinary skills; in cases where they need an instant solution to present themselves in the best possible edition to other people. This is because in fact all you have to do is prepare the meat and vegetables, put them in a pan, and let the oven do its magic. This dish looks like you spent hours preparing it; in fact, it takes only a few minutes to prepare. It is especially good for a situation like the one I found myself in; a sudden visit from my father-in-law and mother-in-law. With minimal effort, you get a dish that looks like it was made by top chefs.
And let’s take another advantage of this dish. With the speed of the time in which we live, I believe that almost all of us are in a hurry somewhere; we do not have enough time to do the things we love. Therefore, making this dish will save you a lot of time. In turn, it will allow you to have more free time that you can spend with your loved ones.
One Pan Chicken and Veggies Recipe
Now that I have praised this dish, it’s time to tell you a simple recipe for one pan chicken and veggies! To make this dish you will need 6 medium-sized potatoes that should be cut into 4 parts. Then, add 1 chopped onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, half a teaspoon pepper, half a teaspoon of paprika, one chicken and 6 ounces of spinach. The next thing you need to do is preheat the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating in a deep bowl, mix the potatoes, oil, garlic, three quarters teaspoon salt, half a teaspoon rosemary. Stir the mixture well to combine. Take a baking pan, spray it with cooking spray and pour the mixture into the pan.
The next thing you need to do is take a smaller deep bowl. Put the paprika, the remaining salt, pepper, and rosemary in it. Coat the chicken and vegetables with this mixture. Place the chicken in the middle of the vegetables and roast for about 40 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate and place the spinach on top of the vegetables; cook for another 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft and crunchy. Remove the vegetables from the oven and serve on plates. Voila!
Tips for One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Although preparing this dish seems easy and simple, and it is really easy and simple, it does not mean that there are no little tricks that will make your dish perfect!
The first thing you need to pay attention to is choosing the right pan in which you will cook the meal. For this dish, you need a medium-high pan, and to determine the right size you will need to make sure that the vegetables are not related to each other, but have a large enough space between them.
The second thing to do is to be careful to cut the vegetables into equal pieces. This will contribute to the vegetables being equally well cooked; i.e you do not have any vegetables that will not be cooked enough.
The third thing to look out for is to position the meat in the middle of the pan and place the vegetables around the meat. There should be no vegetables under the meat because that way it will not cook well. You should also keep in mind that if you are cooking for a larger group of people, then it might be wise to cook in two pans to avoid overcrowding in one pan.
The last thing you need to take care of is not to have too much water in the pan because if there is too much water then it will be much harder for it to evaporate, and instead of getting a baked dish, you will get a dish that will look like it has been steamed or boiled.
If you are an idiot like me, a person who does not have some great culinary skills, and still wants to show himself in the best possible light; then the recipe for one pot roasted chicken and vegetables will surely come in handy. The perfect balance of protein and vegetables will not leave anyone indifferent. All you have to do is choose the vegetables you want to use, choose the right pan, put the ingredients in the pan, and wait about 50 minutes for the oven to do its magic.
A combination of wonderful smell and taste that discreetly carries the beauties of chicken mixed with vegetables. So do not hesitate and do not panic, use this recipe and let your loved ones see for themselves your culinary skills! You will not regret it!