Well, this week I bought a larger chicken (about 7lbs.) and wanted to make something different than my old standby of late. I went with an old favorite, a one pan chicken with vegetables. I seasoned the chicken with salt, and freshly ground pepper. I added fresh thyme and a couple of bay leaves to the cavity and roasted at 375. When the chicken was half done, I added peeled, sliced red potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. I would have added some parsnips if I had any. Turnip would also be great. I tossed the vegetables every so often so that they did not burn.
Well, let me tell you how delicious the veggies are! They get caramelized and are just heavenly! They are the star in this dish. I could just eat a plate of the vegetables for dinner! So quick to throw together on a weeknight and I love only one pan to clean!