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One Pan Roast Chicken

Turn simple ingredients into a healthy and delicious dinner with this easy recipe for a moist and flavourful One Pan Roast Chicken.

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Cut up chicken pieces with carrots, celery, onions and lemon.

There is something so comforting about the aroma of a roasting chicken dinner. The smell coming out of my kitchen while this chicken was in the oven was so good it had me salivating in anticipation.

My favourite part of making roast chicken is that you can use the leftovers to make so many other dishes. I love using the leftovers to make chicken quesadillas, this Creamy Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup and this Black Bean Soup.

Cut up whole chicken in one pan.

How to Make a One Pan Chicken Dinner

Making a tasty chicken dinner using a whole chicken couldn't be easier. All you need are a few staple ingredients and some herbs for a delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Whole chicken 
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Cloves of garlic 
  • Lemon
  • Fresh thyme and rosemary - dry can be used if fresh isn't available.
  • Paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chicken broth - or water

Steps Overview:

First cut up the whole chicken in pieces so that it cooks quicker. To add flavour to the chicken, add some onion wedges, celery and carrot sticks and some smashed garlic cloves to the pan.

Chop a lemon into four pieces and add it to the pan along with some fresh herbs (or dry, if fresh isn't available). I used thyme and rosemary, but you can use what you prefer.

Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and veggies and sprinkle everything with salt, pepper and some paprika. Finish by pouring some chicken broth in the bottom of the pan. That's it, so quick and easy!

Chicken thigh over mashed potatoes.

How to Serve it

The chicken comes out moist, tender and flavourful, I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and use the pan sauce as a sort of gravy. Or you can serve this tasty Sweet Potato with Feta Cheese dish as a side to this roast chicken.

For a quick and easy low carb dinner, serve this chicken with mashed cauliflower and steamed veggies or salad on the side.

Enjoy!

Cut up chicken pieces with carrots, celery, onions and lemon.

One Pan Roast Chicken

Turn simple ingredients into a healthy and delicious chicken dinner with this easy recipe for a moist and flavourful One Pan Roast Chicken.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 606 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chicken approx. 1.5 kg in total
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 8 baby carrots or 2 large carrots or more
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves large garlic peeled
  • ½ lemon
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1-2 tsp. dried Paprika
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Remove excess fat and the giblets from the chicken cavity.
  • Cut chicken into pieces and place into pan.
  • Wash and chop all your vegetables.
  • Scatter the vegetables, lemon and herbs around the chicken pieces.
  • Using the side of a chef's knife smash the garlic cloves and scatter in the pan.
  • Pour chicken broth into pan.
  • Roast chicken for 40 to 45 min. Pierce a chicken thigh with the tip of a knife to check for doneness. If juices run clear, chicken is cooked. If not, cook chicken longer.

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 47gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 341mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2687IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 3mg
Keyword One Pan Roast Chicken
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Sarah

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

I made this tonight and it was WONDERFUL. Rave reviews all around. My new favorite way of making roast chicken!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 4th of September 2016

Hi Sarah, thanks so much for leaving me a comment to let me know you enjoyed the recipe, I love hearing back from people

Anna

Friday 15th of April 2016

I'm here to rave about this recipe too! This is nearly always what I look for in a 5-star recipe - maximum flavour derived from minimum effort - and the effort for this recipe is practically nonexistent. I skillet-toasted some sesame seeds and sprinkled these over the chicken pieces before serving. Steamed rice and oven-roasted brussels sprouts were the yummy others. One thing I might do next time though, if I have a bit more time, is to brown the chicken pieces first - just to get a bit more attractive colour. 

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 15th of April 2016

Thanks so much Anna, so happy you liked it, I really love the idea of brussels sprouts with this dish, sounds like you made the perfect dinner!

The Hungry Mum

Monday 19th of October 2015

The Hungry Dad wouldn't believe his eyes if I made this dinner for him ;) Amazing.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

Thanks so much, so sweet of you to say :)

Jess @ Sweetest Menu

Friday 16th of October 2015

I LOVE roast chicken! Yours look incredible, that golden colour - oh man, I want to grab my fork and dig right in!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 17th of October 2015

Thanks Jess!

Myrna

Thursday 15th of October 2015

This roast chicken looks delicious and easy to make.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Thanks! I don't think it can get much easier than this :)

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