Thyme-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roast chicken with carrots, celery, baking potatoes, onions and thyme for a flavorful dinner.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
6
medium carrots
4
medium stalks celery
3
large baking potatoes (russet or Idaho), about 8 oz each
3
medium onions
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Heat the oven to 375°F. Fold the wings of the chicken across the back so tips are touching. There may be a little resistance, but once they are in this position, they will stay. Tie the legs to the tail with string or use skewers; if the tail is missing, tie the legs together.
  • 2 In a shallow roasting pan, place the chicken with the breast side up. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer so the tip is in the thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone. Roast chicken uncovered 45 minutes.
  • 3 While the chicken is roasting, peel the carrots, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Cut the celery into 1-inch pieces. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush or peel the potatoes, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Peel the onions, and cut into wedges.
  • 4 Remove the chicken from the oven. Arrange the carrots, celery, potatoes and onions around the chicken. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the butter over low heat just until melted. (Or place the butter in a small microwavable bowl; cover with a microwavable paper towel and microwave on High 10 to 20 seconds or until melted.) Stir the thyme into the butter, then drizzle over the chicken and vegetables.
  • 5 Cover the chicken and vegetables with foil; roast 45 to 60 minutes longer or until the thermometer reads 180°F and vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork. Or check for doneness by wiggling the legs; if they move easily, the chicken is done.
  • 6 Remove the vegetables from the pan, and cover with foil to keep warm while carving the chicken.
  • 7 Place chicken, breast up and with its legs to your right if you're right-handed or to the left if left-handed, on cutting board. Remove ties from legs.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    210%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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