Fresh vegetables and roasted chicken thighs can be prepared in the same pan for an easy, delicious one-dish meal.
3 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 6 wedges
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
6 (6-ounce) skinless chicken thighs
24 niçoise olives
Rosemary sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Place potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle vegetable mixture with olive oil; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, 1 teaspoon thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss gently, and spread into a single layer on pan. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Remove vegetable mixture from pan, and keep warm.
Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped rosemary, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken and olives to pan. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until chicken is done. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.
I have made this recipe several times and I have had mixed results. It does take a while to roast the vegetables and then roast the chicken, and I know you can put both in the oven at the same time, but historically this "short-cut" has turned in burnt veggies and undercooked chicken, so I would recommend following the recipe exactly. I generally concoct this recipe on Sunday when I have more time to make dinner and we have a leftover night during the week with the remaining chicken / vegetables. I always use dried thyme instead of fresh, but I think that fresh rosemary is needed for overall taste. Also, I have found that boneless, skinless chicken thighs work a tad better in the recipe than bone-in. Pitted Kalamata olives work great and add acidity / salt to make the whole recipe more flavorful. The flavor profiles are best late fall through early spring, but overall I do think it's a tad bit bland, and combined with the mixed results, it's not a keeper for us.
I made this for my husband as he likes dark meat. I followed the recipe and found it to be easy and has a great flavor. The only thing I did different was to put the two pans in the oven at the same time. I could not understand why it was necessary to do veggies first, then try to keep warm while the chicken was roasting. Why have the oven on over an hour when you can do them both for about 35 minutes. They both require the same temp. I had no problem doing it this way and my husband loved the meal. He is ready to have it again.
Fabulous! My husband prefers dark meat, and I am always searching for ways to prepare it. I have a habit of tweaking recipes, though, and I might use leg quarters next time to see how that works. It will probably increase the cooking time. I don't eat white potatoes, so substitued sweet potatoes (which are so good when they are roasted!). Our son is the "rosemary cutter" in the house, so he even contributed. This will certainly be in the "rotation" from here on out. Thanks!
Really great! I opted to broil my boneless/skinless thighs rather than the baking method. I baked both the chicken and the veggie's in different pans at the same time. I used pitted kalamata's for the olives and minced about 8 cloves of garlic to add to the veggie mixture. The tomatoes in here were fabulous. I'm not a fan of cooked carrots...but we all loved them here. 5 and 7 year old loved this dish too!
Very tasty! Husband had 2 helpings! I veggies in one pan and chicken in another and placed in a 425 oven for 35 min. Let it rest for 10 min and served with a green salad. Used dried thyme as had no fresh. Definitely will make again.
Haven't made it yet, but it sounds delicious. Question - why not just put eveything on a big sheet pan and roast it at the same time? why do the veggies first and then let them sit out for a half an hour while you do the chicken? i think the chicken juices would help flavor the veggies and vice versa. i'm going to try it soon and just combine it all and cook for about 45 minutes total.