It’s amazing how quickly stuff can accumulate. I’ve been in my current condo since 2006. It was my first place so all I had when I moved in were the basics. My budget was pretty tight in the beginning, so I stayed with the basics for awhile. As time went on and I got more comfortable, I started buying some of those “nice to have” things. Then I started buying the “don’t really need by it’s so darn cute” things. Now as I’m decluttering and simplifying for my next move, I’ve realized that I’m bursting at the seams with stuff.
I know most of it is unnecessary, but just putting things in a box is difficult. It’s easy to become attached to stuff. Memories and emotions get all mixed up with possessions. I know that by choosing to sacrifice square footage in order to be in a better location, I’ve also made the choice to simplify. I need to start embracing that.
Simplicity can be a very good thing, like this one pan meal of roast chicken and vegetables. Low on effort and dirty dishes but high in flavour, this is one of my favourite things to make when life gets a little too hectic. Just chop up some root vegetables, toss them with oil and pour them in a pan, put some seasoned chicken on top and roast. I used chicken legs, but if you’re feeding a crowd a whole chicken be used in the exact same way, just use a deeper pan.
Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables
- Chicken Legs
- Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- Carrots, cut into chunks
- Leeks, cleaned and sliced into large pieces
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400
- Put the potatoes, carrots and leeks in a pan. Drizzle with some olive oil, then season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss until the vegetables are evenly coated ( I used my hands)
- Season the chicken legs with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Coat with a small amount of oil, then sprinkle with paprika.
- Place in the oven and roast for about 40 minutes, until the vegetables are softened and the chicken is cooked through. (Test the chicken by piercing it with a knife and seeing if the juices run clear)
14 thoughts on “Simple, Comforting, Delicious: Roast Chicken”
It’s awesome how simple this recipe is plus i can add various other vegtables too. Thanks for sharing.
January has always been my favorite time to de-clutter and re-evaluate our needs! Love your simple chicken recipe!
Always welcome in my family! Great photo and looks really tasty and perfectly crunchy on the outside!!!
I did a big de-cluttering the last time I moved, but after three years in my current house, I seem to have accumulated an awful lot of new clutter. Funny how that happens, huh?
Roast chicken is definitely one of the simplest dishes I can think of, and it has the added benefit of de-cluttering the crisper. I tend to toss whatever root vegetables we’ve got kicking around into the pan… slow roasting and chicken drippings make everything better. :)
I like such chicken.. Roasted chicken somehow always makes feel so nice and tastes comforting :D
Mmmmm…perfect comfort food on a winter’s night. I bet the vegetables are fabulous!!!
I’m making roast chicken today as well! Can’t wait! And using just about the same ingredients you are! :-p So comforting.
One of my mom’s favorites, and she loves easy to make one pan meals so I’ll be sure to pass this one on to her.
You’re so right about STUFF. Last time we moved we got rid of half our stuff and haven’t missed a thing! Gorgeous dish!
Love it! Sometimes the most Wonderful Dishes come from being mindful to your ingredients and letting their flavor show through! Bravo!
Your picture is beautiful. And I really love a good roast chicken. Is there anything more comforting?? :)
Roast chicken makes the house smell so wonderful…looking at your pictures I can almost smell the dish! Looks wonderful!
De cluttering is good. When we bought our current house we got leftover clutter. Your chicken looks delish.
regarding your chicken and root vegetables, do you use only certain parts of the leeks? Thank you.