My Mama’s Roasted Chicken

My mom makes the greatest, most delicious roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables. One of the best parts about making this chicken is getting to pick the extra-crispy vegetables off of the tin foil, a privilege we all vie for. David even calls this chicken “food for the soul.” And he’s right. This is one of the foods that can put me back at home as soon as its smell starts to fill the kitchen.

Not only is this chicken delicious, but it’s also very easy to make. First, heat your oven to 400ºF. Then, chop up some vegetables and spread them out on a tin foil-lined baking sheet. I used potatoes, carrots, and onions. Now, you’re ready to put your chicken on its bed of vegetables. You can use whatever pieces of chicken you like. I used a whole chicken cut into eight pieces. Just make sure to space them evenly.

Get ready to season your chicken and veggies with the spices and herbs of your choice. I used salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Sometimes my mom uses garlic powder or paprika, but it comes out delicious no matter what you add. Then, put your chicken in the oven and let it bake for about one hour or until the chicken is nicely browned and cooked through. 

I think those browned, caramelized veggies are the best part of this meal. I got the tin foil mostly to myself this time too, hooray! Your kitchen will smell so good from this meal that even your puppy will want to dig in!

Her nose knows! Enjoy! Also check out this recipe over winter vegetables.

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My Mama’s Roasted Chicken — 9 Comments

  1. Mama was a wise woman 🙂

    “Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. ” ~George Bernard Shaw

  2. Your chicken looks better than mine! I’m so proud you. I’ve been trying all of YOUR recipes!! I made your potatoes last night and they were DELISH! A big hit. Love you so much! xoxox

    • Mom’s roast chick looks delicious and it will by tonight;s meal, although I need to omit the cayene pepper. Ineed ther ecipe for dog food for a friend and t reats too.Ann Hartka

  3. Thank you, Pinterest, for directing me towards this amazing recipe! Made this tonight and could NOT stop eating it! This is def the one!! The recipe I will keep in my kitchen and pass on to my children. Gracias!!
    I may have added a bit too much pepper or cayenne pepper but I like a little kick to my food! Did not add garlic and I’m curious as to how it will taste with it, next time. I was going to use dried herbs but decided to buy fresh rosemary and thyme! I am so glad I did because it def made the difference! Overall, I’m kinda upset that my fiance wants to take some for lunch tomorrow … 😉

    • I’m glad you liked it! It’s a great go-to recipe because it’s so fast, easy, and adaptable for all seasons. Leftovers are precious!

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