Roasted chicken served with citrus and cranberry on plate. (Photo by: Anjelika Gretskaia/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Benefit Of Roasting Chicken On A Bed Of Vegetables
By Allison Lindsey
There's never a wrong time to cook a chicken dinner; it's hearty, versatile, and a certified family favorite. However, if you want to shake up your usual one-pan dinners, then roasting your chicken on a bed of vegetables is a handy alternative that gives you even more food.
A roasting pan is a deep-dish sheet pan with a rack that rests above it for the protein of your choice; although it's a great tool, you can still enjoy a roast chicken without one. According to Better Homes & Gardens, assembling a makeshift roasting pan out of a vegetable medley is the roasting pan life hack you didn't know you needed.
Layer a bed of vegetables on the bottom of an oven-safe dish and then place your chicken on top of it to allow the heat to circulate around the whole chicken, giving you the same juicy, evenly roasted result as a roasting pan. Only this time, you also have roasted vegetables infused with incredible pan drippings on the side.