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Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:1 hrs
Yield:6 to 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • Crisco® Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (3 to 3 1/2 lb.) fresh whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 3 tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 6 to 8 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 ribs celery, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 375°F. Coat 9-inch square baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place breast side up in dish. Whisk olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil in small bowl. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons for vegetables. Brush chicken with half the remaining olive oil mixture. Roast 30 minutes.

  2. 2.
    COAT 13 x 9-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Combine potatoes, celery, carrots and onion. Toss with reserved 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil mixture until coated. Spread in single layer in prepared pan. Cover with foil.

  3. 3.
    REMOVE chicken from oven. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Baste chicken with remaining olive oil mixture. Place both dishes in oven when oven reaches 450°F.

  4. 4.
    ROAST 20 minutes. Remove foil from vegetables. Roast 10 minutes more or until chicken registers 170°F on meat thermometer and vegetables are tender. Allow to rest 10 minutes before carving.

  5.  
    VARIATIONS

  6. 1.
    CHICKEN BREASTS: Substitute 6 to 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 3 1/2 lbs.) for whole chicken.

  7. 2.
    SEASONING: Other dried herbs, such as oregano leaves or Italian seasoning, may be used in place of basil.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (1/6 of recipe), Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 200), Total Fat 22g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 550mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 5g), Protein 33g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 110%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 6%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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