Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

With Harvestland Whole Broiler Legs, Boneless, Skinless, 40#
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Perdue Chicken® 

Classic and comforting roast chicken and veggies.

Ingredients

  • With Harvestland Whole Broiler Legs, Boneless, Skinless, Forty#
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Lemon, Zested and Juiced
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Pound Fingerling Potatoes, Halved
  • 1/4 Pound Carrots, Peeled and Halved Lengthwise
  • 1/4 Pound Beets (Red or Golden)
  • 2 Large Shallots, Peeled and Halved
  • 6 Gloves Garlic, Peeled
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth

Directions

Step 1: Brush

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest and juice. Brush 2 tablespoons of the herb oil over the skin of the chicken. Rub 2 tablespoons of the herb oil inside the cavity. Season chicken, inside and out, with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place the lemon halves inside the cavity. Tuck the wings under the chicken and tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place the chicken on a rack in a large roasting pan.

Step 2: Toss

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, beets, shallots and garlic cloves. Toss with remaining herb oil mixture. Season the vegetables with remaining salt and pepper. Arrange the vegetables around the chicken in a single layer and then add the broth to the roasting pan.

Step 3: Roast

Roast for 15 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Baste the chicken with the pan juices every 20 minutes. Roast until the chicken juices run clear, the legs move easily when wiggled and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh registers 170 degrees F. This will take about 1¼ to 2 hours for a 3- to 4-pound broiler or 2½ to 3 hours for a 5- to 7-pound roaster. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Step 4: Serve

Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Arrange the vegetables around the chicken. Serve the chicken with the pan juices.

Roasted Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Roasted Chicken Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Roasted Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.