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Easy Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables is a baking dish, about an hour and you’ll be tasting the most divine chicken ever! Veggie seasoning!

Whole Roasted Chicken Spatchcock

I love roasted a whole chicken. But, I can cut the time in half by simply saptchcocking the chicken! 

It’s an easy process.

  • You just need a kitchen shears, a sharp knife and steady hand.
  • You’re going to take the whole chicken out of the package. Place it on a clean surface or in your clean sink.
  • Flip the chicken over to the spine with the feet towards you.
  • Then carefully use your kitchen shears to begin cutting down one side of the spin of the chicken then the other side. Sometimes I might use the knife in tougher places.
  • Cut off any extra fatty skin. Discard the spin and the chicken skin. 
  • Then flip the chicken back to the breast side and flatten it out. It’s like the chicken is ‘spread eagle’! 

Roasted Chicken Casserole

Roasted chicken casserole is perfect anytime, but when company’s coming who’re extra special, like Bobby, Dessi and Rose Honey Parrish from Flavcity, then it’s the perfect meal to serve after a long day of travel! 

Bobby and I were influencers for True Aussie Beef and Lamb. We traveled with a group of professional chefs all over Australia learning about pasture raised lamb and grassfed beef. Visiting several sheep and cattle farms, we were immersed in the detailed information of how the animals are humanely treated and how the meat is perfectly packaged for consumers.

Bobby, who’s like my three sons’ ages, decided to visit us in our Colorado home, and we were thrilled that we’d finally get to meet Dessi and Rose Honey. For almost a week, Bobby, Dessi, Rose and I cooked and shared on social media our adventures!  

Whole Chicken Casserole Slow Cooker

You can do this recipe in a slow cooker. It would probably mean cooking for 3-4 hours on the {High} setting. The reason I didn’t choose to do this was because. I wanted to go straight from the the casserole baking dish to the table for serving. And, I also wanted to get a golden brown on the chicken at the end. And, the only way to do that was with the broil setting on the oven. 

But I absolutely love love this oven casserole dish from Le Creuset! 

Braised Whole Chicken

Now this chicken is really braising in a delicious vegetable combination. With eggplant, tomatoes, fennel, onions, garlic and salsa, you can’t go wrong. 

These vegetables begin to almost ‘dissolve’ at the high heat setting of the oven. Since the chicken is laid atop these veggies, all the goodness of the vegetable flavors just seep into the underside of the chicken thereby adding immense seasoning and flavor. 

Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes

Nothing’s more Sunday Dinner than Dutch Oven Chicken and potatoes. And, while you can add potatoes to this dish, I’ve got some other great Sunday dinner options for you! 

chicken fennel bake

creamy broccoli chicken

rustic italian chicken shitake mushroom pot

Chicken Marsala Mushroom Stew

honey jalapeno baked chicken

Spatchcock Chicken Oven Time

Once  you’ve spatchcocked the chicken, the oven cooking time is almost cut in half. 

Use a thermometer probe after about 50 to 55 minutes to check the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be 165. 

How to Cook a Whole Chicken Spatchcock

Then you’ll remove the lid and turn the oven to broil. Chicken should be about 12-15″ from the broiler. Just bring that exterior chicken skin to a golden brown, usually about 8-10 minutes. 

Remove. Put the lid back on. The chicken will continue to ‘cook’. 

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Alrighty, what’s great to serve with this roasted chicken and vegetables? Well, a lot of options. But, since the vegetables in this chicken are more like a braising broth, then it’s perfect for great sides. Here’re some options that will totally rock this dish!

mediterranean celery olive salad

haifa celery date salad

Easy Middle Eastern Lentil Salad

tuscan kale watercress roasted corn

Easy Cheesy Cuban Mojo Potatoes

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Yield: Serves: 6+

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
  • 2 sweet onions, large, French slice
  • 4 cups eggplant, medium dice, packed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 cups cilantro salsa, fresh, can substitute pico de gallo
  • 3 ½ to 4 lb. whole organic chicken, spatchcocked
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more for garnish/serving

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400.


In a large casserole dish with a lid (9 x 13 x 3” deep) put the fennel slices, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, sliced garlic and salsa. Add one teaspoon of salt and pepper and blend mixture.


Spatchcock the chicken. On the breast side sprinkle one teaspoon of salt and pepper.


Place the chicken on top the vegetables. Press the chicken down into the vegetables. Drizzle with one-fourth cup of olive oil.


Cover and roast in a preheated 400 oven for about 50-55 minutes. Internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.


Remove lid. Turn oven to broil for about 8-10” to brown the chicken.


Remove the baking dish and let it cool for about 15-20 minutes.


Chicken can be sliced up (on a wooden board or in the baking dish) and placed back in the vegetables or served from the wooden board.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ally you are amazing hostess and food blogger and story teller. Love your your platters and serving pieces. Would you mind posting some of your sources for purchasing and looking. Thank you

    1. Oh, my new friend! Thank you for those sweet and kind words! I love to bring people together with great food. It’s the perfect collection of love and happiness! And, when we’re all together, it’s totally about the food and how it was prepared! I’ve got a huge ‘store’ of serving pieces, unique finds and serving utensils that have come from so many places, Home Goods, thrift stores, consignment stores, Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, etc. When I find something that’s truly unique, I don’t pass it up! Hope to see so much more of you and when I use pieces I’ll try to add info on where I found it!! xoxx ~ally

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