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Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing

Makes

10 servings

The first time my Greek father-in-law made this chicken, he proudly shared the recipe with me. It's my favorite way to roast chicken.
Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 roasting chicken (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 15 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into large chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Rub inside of chicken with 2 tablespoons butter. With a sharp knife, cut 16 small slits in chicken breast, drumsticks and thighs. Place a halved garlic clove in each slit. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; tie drumsticks together.
  2. Place remaining garlic in pan. Pour half of the broth over chicken. Combine oil and lemon juice; pour half over chicken. Rub remaining butter over chicken. Combine the oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder; sprinkle half over chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
  3. Place the potatoes, carrots and onion in pan. Drizzle remaining oil mixture and broth over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle remaining oregano mixture over chicken. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer; baste. Bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, basting several times. Thicken pan juices if desired. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 460 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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