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Simple Whole Chicken with Roasted Broccoli-Mushroom Rice

Photo: Alison Miksch

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yield

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Each member of the family can enjoy his or her favorite piece of the bird with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) cut-up whole chicken
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 (8.5-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve rice
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages fresh cremini mushrooms, stems removed

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Rub chicken pieces with 1 Tbsp. olive oil; sprinkle with 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.

  2. Spread ready-to-serve rice in an even layer in a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined sheet pan, breaking up clumps.

  3. Cut broccoli into florets. Toss together broccoli florets, 2 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl; spread in an even layer over rice. Toss together mushrooms and remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread over broccoli and rice.

  4. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, 1 1/2 inches apart on broccoli and mushrooms.

  5. Bake at 425° for about 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion of chicken registers 170°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.