Cooking w/ Carissa: Baked Whole Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes Squash and Zucchini
For those days when you don’t have time to stand over the oven and watch the food. Baking allows me to set the timer on the over and forget it.
For this recipe you will need a whole chicken. Pre-heat your oven to 350. Season your whole chicken with a pre-made chicken seasoning or my favorite trinity of seasoning: Garlic Salt, Lawry’s and Black Pepper. Make sure you season the inside of the chicken as well. Set your chicken breast side up in a non-stick roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake for 40mins.
After 40 minutes, remove the foil and set your oven on broil. Place the chicken back in the oven on the middle rack and roast for another 20 mins.
For your red potatoes, cut them into chunky pieces. (yall know what chunky is! lol) Put the cut potatoes into a non-stick pan and season to your liking. I use garlic salt, rosemary and black pepper. Drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes and toss. Roast the potatoes with the chicken for the last 20 mins, place the potatoes on the top rack.
When you have 10 mins left till the potatoes and chicken are done, start your squash and zucchini. You can chop the fresh veggies into large pieces as seen in the photo. Season the pieces and put them into a skillet with olive oil. You will want to continuously stir the veggies because they cook very fast. Veggies should be done cooking in 3 mins.
I hope this recipe helps save you time and energy. Not only that but it taste good and it’s healthy for you! Bon appetit!