Use only one sheet pan to make this wholesome and delicious Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with mixed vegetables. Add a whole chicken, chopped yellow Yukon potatoes, carrots, green beans, and onions to a large baking sheet and cook the chicken to perfection.
I don’t know about you, but I am always in the mood for a meal requiring minimal effort and minimal dishes. That is why I love sheet pan meals. I mean, come on, all you have to do is add an entire meal to one pan and let all the flavors get to know one another. Who wouldn’t love that? The best part of this roasted chicken dish is that it tastes like it was something you cooked for several hours and made with top-of-the-line and expensive ingredients. But I assure you this recipe is nothing like that. The prep time is only about 10 minutes, and the rest is up to your oven!
Ingredients in this Recipe
Whole Chicken: This seems obvious, but if you cannot get a whole chicken, you can use various chicken parts such as chicken breast, bone-in chicken thighs, drumsticks, and wings.
Yukon Potatoes: These are my favorite potatoes because of their texture. They are smooth, tender, and don’t take long to cook. However, you can use Russet and red potatoes if that is all you can access.
Green Beans: Use fresh green beans for this recipe for the best flavor. Be sure to trim off the ends of the green beans with the stems and any pieces of the beans that appear bruised.
Baby Carrots: Adding baby carrots makes this a complete meal. You got your protein for the chicken, carbs from the potatoes, and veggie nutrition from the green beans and carrots.
Tips for Making the Best Roasted Chicken
When making any chicken recipe, the key is seasoning and flavor. Chicken can easily become dry and lack flavor. In this one-pan chicken recipe, I added a ton of flavor and utilized tactics I think you will use going forward when making chicken. Here are some tips for making the best-roasted chicken:
Season under the skin: When seasoning the chicken, lift the skin from the best with your fingers and add ingredients such as whole garlic cloves, butter, or pieces of uncooked bacon. As the chicken cooks, the flavors will render into the meat. This tip alone will dramatically change the flavor of your chicken. You can also add cubes of butter under the skin as well.
Season inside of the chicken cavity: Once you remove the internal organs of the chicken, season the chicken inside with kosher salt, black pepper, fresh herbs, and slices of onion, garlic cloves, and even lemon. This will keep the chicken from becoming dry and also add flavor to the chicken as well.
Coat the chicken with olive oil and or butter: For a crispy and golden brown chicken skin, brush the chicken, top and bottom, with olive oil or melted butter before you add your seasonings to the chicken. I do not recommend skipping this step.
Base the chicken: After about 30 minutes of roasting, base the chicken every 10 minutes. Doing this will make the chicken more golden and the meat more juicy and flavorful.
Commonly Asked Questions
I roasted this uncovered, but you can cover it with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes and roast the remaining time uncovered. I wanted crispy skin, which is why I chose uncovered.
Yes. As the fat from the chicken begins to render, the potatoes will cook in that rendered chicken fat and should keep them from burning as well. I wouldn’t boil the potatoes first. I would roast them with the chicken, so they don’t overcook and dry out on you.
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