Roasted Chicken and Vegetables doesn’t get more delicious than this recipe that features our famous Cowboy Butter! This one pan meal is simple but oh-so-very delicious. Be sure to pin this one because you’ll be making it again and again.
Using Cowboy Butter to season the chicken before roasting will add so much amazing flavor! This compound butter made with fresh parsley, garlic and other seasonings with a bold taste that is amazing on just about everything. Plus, smearing the butter under the skin will help the meat stay moist and the skin become crispy. Cowboy Butter is hands down one of our most popular recipes here on Juggling Act Mama, and this is the perfect excuse to make it.
How to Roast a Whole Chicken:
- Remove and discard the giblets
- Truss the legs using butcher’s twine (tie the legs together).
- Season well as desired.
- Cook for 20 minutes per pound at 350-degrees F.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Ingredients:
- Cowboy Butter
- Fresh Garlic
- Whole Chicken
- Red Bliss Potatoes
- Chicken Stock
Pro Tip: Look for root vegetables that are very firm – the harder, the better!
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- Roasting Pan
- Large Cutting Board and Good Knife
- Vegetable Peelers
- Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and
- Serving Platter
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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with Cowboy Butter
- 1 cup salted butter 2 sticks
- 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley
- A pinch of red pepper flakes
- A pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- juice and zest of ½ lemon
Roasted Chicken with vegetables
- 1 5-6 lb whole chicken
- 1 Lemon quartered
- 4 whole cloves fresh garlic
- 1 large sweet onion quartered
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 6 medium red bliss potatoes peeled and halved
- 4 large carrots peeled
- Fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F.
- Add the onion to the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Rinse the chicken, discard the gibbets, and truss the legs. Set the chicken on top of a rack in the roasting pan.
- Place the whole cloves of garlic and half the lemon inside the cavity of the chicken.
- Massage 2 tablespoons of the softened cowboy butter all over the chicken, including under the skin.
- Arrange the potatoes and carrots around the chicken on the roasting pan.
- Melt an additional 2 tablespoon of cowboy butter and drizzle over the vegetables.
- Cook at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (there will be some carry over cooking after you remove it from the oven). Remove from the oven and cover with foil. Let set for 10 minutes.
To make gravy from the drippings;
- Strain the drippings into a large liquid measuring cup.
- In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour and cook 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly add the liquid to the saucepan and whisk to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until the liquid reduces and thickens. Serve immediately.
Looks pretty amazing, right? The chicken is succulent and the skin is crisp. Plus you have your perfectly cooked potatoes and carrots all in the same pan. Making gravy from the drippings is a cinch and takes just a few extra minutes.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Variations
Because we test all our recipes, we recommend that you make them once just as it is without substitutions or changes. Sometimes variations can go awry. Making our Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe as we have tested it will yield the best results. If you really want to get creative, here are some ideas for variations that might work well. (Please note, we have not tested these variations).
Root vegetables are perfect for roasting. Here are some other vegetables you can use in this one-pan meal:
- sweet potatoes
- golden beets
You can also serve this tasty meal a Thanksgiving staple and uber popular Make Ahead Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar. Round out the meal with these simple dinner rolls and you’ve got a meal fit for a king!
Looking for something different?
- Mom’s Best Beef Pot Roast Dinner from A Spicy Perspective also makes a great Sunday Supper.
- For another homey meal, try this Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy from Mom on Timeout.
- Our individual Turkey Pot Pies are delicious take on the classic Chicken Pot Pie.