Roasted Chicken with Carrots recipe

Roasted Chicken with Carrots

I LOVE chicken in any shape or form and this recipe is no different.  I saw this Roasted Chicken with Carrots recipe while watching Michael Symon on the chew one day and knew I had to try it.  It takes a bit to prepare, but it’s way worth it!  It’s so moist and delicious while being super flavorful!  Your family will for sure love it!  :)  ENJOY!

Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • handful of thyme
  • 1 head garlic, peeled
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 c low sodium chicken stock
  • 3/4 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c almonds, crushed
  • 1/4 c parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 orange, zested

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
  • Lay out the carrots in a single layer on a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil while seasoning with salt and pepper
  • You may also sprinkle carrots with some thyme.
  • Stuff the cavity of chicken with thyme, garlic, and lemon.
  • Combine the paprika with 2 teaspoons of salt and sprinkle liberally all over the chicken.
  • Next, season chicken with freshly cracked pepper and place the chicken on top of carrots.
  • Drizzle top of chicken with olive oil then place in the oven for 60-70 minutes or until the chicken and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, place a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and almonds and toast, stirring occasionally until golden brown (3-5 minutes).
  • Next, pour mixture into a bowl with parsley and orange zest; mix, then set aside.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and place it on a cutting board.
  • Next, remove the carrots to a platter then place the roasting pan over the stove top burner.
  • Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer while scraping the brown bits off of the bottom.
  • Let the liquid simmer while the chicken rests (about 10 minutes).
  • To serve, place the carrots on plate and top with breadcrumb mixture and then slice the chicken breast; place the chicken beside carrots and spoon chicken liquid over top.

source: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/roasted-spring-chicken-with-carrots-michael-symon

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