By Zurie on March 26, 2009
Photo by Zurie
Photo by Zurie
"Don't expect a fine dining recipe -- this is rustic, comfort food for the busy cook, which will fill the kitchen with its fragrance as it roasts! I make this dish at least once a week or ten days, and always heave a sigh of relief when I've shoved the entire dinner into the oven in one go and can leave it to cook itself, while I do something more interesting! A salad is all I make as an extra. The vegetables can be substituted with any others, as long as they will roast satisfactorily. I don't like roasting carrots, for example, because they can come out still chewy. The veggies used for Mediterranean roast dishes are best, but use what you have available. As I cook for two, the breast part of the chicken will always be left (we prefer legs and wings) and is very useful for a chicken salad, or chopped up and used in a pasta topping. Note that quantities given are basically for 2 people, so adjust quantities for more, and cut down on the variety because there won't be space in the roaster!!"
Serving Size: 1 (1196 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"This is delicious! Tip: make sure your roasting pan is deep enough (do not use a broiler pan), to accommodate all the liquid that will accumulate, especially from the chicken."
"Congratulations! Your recipe was featured on the homepage yesterday as the Recipe of the Day!"
"Tried this for a Sunday Dinner Roast Chicken with the family, it certainly does cut down on the preparation and we enjoyed the dressing used over the chicken and vegetables! I followed your instructions to the letter, including the chosen vegetables, other than the mushrooms, which I don't like. Upped the amount of vegetables to cater for five of us, and I did cook the potatoes separately. I did tent with foil briefly. I hadn't used the idea of putting onion and lemon wedges in the chicken cavity previously, but did so on this occasion, choosing to bake the stuffing separately (generally I stuff the bird). I'm glad I gave this a go, thanks for sharing, Zurie!"