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Easy Whole Chicken Roast

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Easy Whole Chicken Roast

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Whole Chicken Roast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 913kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pound chicken, 3 lb roaster
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 8 medium carrot
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Side

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cup broccoli, florets
  • 2 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Serve With

  • 2 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking dish or roasting pan with cooking spray.
  • Remove any gizzards from the chicken and discard. Cut onion into chunks, smash garlic, cut carrots into large pieces, and thinly slice lemon.
  • Place chicken into roasting pan with onion, garlic, carrots, and lemon slices. Drizzle with oil (or melted butter) and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken in oven and roast for 20 minutes per pound (about 1 hour total). Meat thermometer should read 165°F when inserted into the area between the breast and leg of the chicken.
  • While chicken cooks, cook quinoa as directed on package and steam 2 cups of broccoli. Add broccoli, egg, salt, bread crumbs, and grated Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Blend until finely chopped and mixed.
  • Using 1 tablespoon at a time, form into balls.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Drop balls of broccoli mixture into pan; flatten with a spatula and cook until both sides are crispy.
  • Serve chicken with broccoli patties, quinoa and berries on the side.
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Nutrition

Calories: 913kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 1646mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g

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