Roast a whole chicken and fresh fall veggies for a delicious main dish. 

Recipe by MyRecipes October 2015


Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

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30 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
Serves: 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray. Trim chicken of excess fat. Place lemon halves inside cavity. Truss or tie legs with kitchen string; tuck wings underneath body. Set chicken in center of roasting pan and rub all over with butter. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  • In a large bowl, toss leeks, carrots, parsnips, turnips, potatoes, shallots and thyme with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange vegetables around chicken; pour in broth. Roast for 25 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 400°F. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh reads 165°F, 50 to 60 minutes.

  • Transfer chicken to a large platter, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Before serving, remove any excess fat from roasting pan, then place pan, with vegetables and pan juices, over medium-high heat. (If there are not enough pan juices, pour in 1/4 cup chicken broth.) Cook, tossing vegetables, until warmed through, shiny and glazed, 3 to 5 minutes. Uncover chicken, surround with vegetables and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 5g; protein 47g; carbohydrates 61g; fiber 8g; cholesterol 136mg; sodium 635mg.