Food Week: Day One

Monday, May 23, 2011

This recipe is so delicious. The fresh dill is amazing! The recipe calls for chicken quarters, but I could not find those in the grocery store so I just bought some drumsticks and chicken thighs. The big thing is that you need bone-in, skin-on.

Hopefully your oven won't decide that today, of all days, it will only heat to a maximum temperature of 300 degrees... because that makes cooking this meal a lot more interesting. ;) Anyways...

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with Fresh Dill

What you need:

4 chicken quarters or 4 chicken thighs and 4 drumsticks
1 lemon, cut in half
3 Tbsp olive oil
kosher salt
1 pound baby potatoes
1 bunch asparagus
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch carrots
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

How to make it:

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse the chicken in cool water and pat dry. Place on a baking sheet with the skin side up. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, juice of one lemon half, and one tablespoon of olive oil over the chicken. Place in oven for 15 minutes.

This is a good time to wash and prepare the vegetables. Cut potatoes in half; remove the lower portion of asparagus by holding both ends and bending until the hard lower portion snaps off (discard this section); and cut carrots into small pieces (unless they are baby carrots, which are a good size). Toss the vegetables in a bowl with the remaining olive oil and some salt and pepper.

After the chicken has roasted for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and place the vegetables around it on the baking sheet. Roast for about 20 more minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked with golden skin and the vegetables are tender. Remove from oven, squeeze remaining lemon juice over everything, top with fresh dill and salt.

4 wonderful comments:

tt.scraps said...

Looks yum! :)

Lisa Fergus said...

This looks amazing!!!

tt.scraps said...

Made this, loved it and will have it on my Foodie Friday Blog on the 24th!! :) Of course I've given you the credit.
Thank you!!! :)

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Yay! I'm so glad you loved it, Tammy! :)