Chicken And Vegetable Roast For Fiesta Friday #104
This was a quick meal I made for yesterday’s dinner using what I had on hand, this really isn’t a recipe, you know how it is when you don’t really know what exactly to make and start putting things together. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, red micro potatoes, shallot, baby orange, red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes and garlic and before serving finished it with a parsley/garlic/lemon gremolata of sorts. Because I used boneless skinless breasts I made everything separately rather than roasting the vegetables in with the meat the entire time. You have to be careful how long you cook those breasts as they can dry out rather quickly and I wanted the vegetables to brown and caramelize. You can change the vegetables to suit your taste, add some spice if you like, harissa would be delicious, use chicken with skin and bones if you like. The whole meal took me about an hour and a half from start to finish and because I did most of it in the oven I didn’t have to babysit a pan on the stovetop.
For a change I thought I would bring a main course rather than dessert to Fiesta Friday. Join in, bring a dish and remember to link to Fiesta Friday, Angie’s old blog The Novice Gardener is no more it’s all in one place now. Angie and her lovely co hosts this week are Mila @ milkandbun and Hilda @ Along The Grapevine.
See you at the party!!!
Chicken and vegetable roast
Serves 3 or 4
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 small cloves garlic smashed
12 micro potatoes cleaned and cut in half
6 baby peppers of assorted colors halved, seeds and membranes removed
12 cherry tomatoes cleaned and cut in half
1 shallot cut in half
1 cup chopped parsley
Pre heat the oven to 375 degree’s. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the tomatoes, peppers and shallot, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and set aside. Place another sheet of parchement and add the potatoes, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for 30 minutes. Set aside.
Heat oven to 425 degree’s. Rub the chicken with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and thyme. Heat cast iron skillet or heavy pan on stove top, get it good and hot. Add some olive oil and the chicken breasts, sear until lightly browned. Remove from heat source. Add the garlic cloves, squeeze half a lemon onto the chicken, cut the lemon half in two and throw in the pan. Roast the chicken for 15 minutes remove from the oven, and take the lemon quarters and garlic out of the pan, set the garlic aside and discard the lemon, (NOTE: If there is a lot of liquid or oil in the pan remove all but a few tablespoons before adding the vegetables) add the potatoes and other vegetables and arrange arround the chicken breasts. Return to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes, the internal temperature of the chicken breast should be 165 degree’s. While the chicken and vegetables are in the oven chop the parsley, cut the soft garlic and add, squeeze the juice of the remaining half lemon on and season with salt and pepper.
When ready to serve, garnish with the parsley mixture.
Some of our best meals come from just putting things together on the “Fly”! I have done it many, many times. Bet it hit the NY spot! Cold yet? Snow everywhere yet? Stay warm and cozy and that’ll fed ya a few days! YUM!
Thanks Cheryl, yes I love it when I just start throwing things together on a whim.
They can be the absolute best! Enjoy-I know you have…
The best meals are put together when you use what’s on hand in the kitchen… 🍏…happy friday
Thank you yes it feels good to do that!
Love these last minute throw in anything kinda meals :). The veges look so nicely done and so are the chicken breasts. My oldest is a chicken freak and can eat chicken anytime of the day!!
It’s delicious Sonal, the combination makes a complete and lovely meal. Thanks so much.
Wow Suzanne… to think you made that on a whim, just from ingredients on hand. Sometimes I order two weeks’ worth of groceries and still can’t figure out what to eat. LOL. Thanks for sharing this delicious meal. Mega hugs!
LOL, I just started pulling things out of the fridge and freezer and threw it together. Sometimes its a fail but this one is really good. Thanks so much.
Sometimes the best recipes are thrown together off the cuff! Looks like you had a winner with this one Suzanne 🙂
Thanks Heather, yes got lucky with this one.
The best way to create a delicious meal and clean out the fridge , I love them . Has the snow melted some? Stay warm, hugs☃
Thank you Gerlinde, not all the snow has melted but a good bit of it has. The temps have been in the 40’s and that has helped.
My kind of recipe – full of flavors and textures. Looks delicious. 🙂
Thanks Ronit, yes lots of flavor and textures.
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Thanks so much Sabrina.
Very yummy, Suzanne! I love kind of dinner! So comforting! 😀
Thanks Julianna, it really is total comfort food.
Simple ingredients put together with love can make the best of dishes. Comfort every day kind of home food.
Thank you so much!
Looks delicious and quite similar to what we just had for dinner – chicken, onion, peppers, micro potatoes but in a creamy sauce!
I would love a creamy sauce!!
This looks delicious Suzanne, love putting things like that together at the last minute, comfort food at its best for sure!
Thanks Loretta, love doing an ad lib in the kitchen and seeing how it turns out.
Suzanne, don’t you just love it when your throw-together meals are a success??? I’ve had so many fails, too. The gremolata add at the last is a great idea. I can actually make something similar like this soon, as I have some mini potatoes hanging around I need to use up and some chicken breasts in the freezer. Inspiration!
That’s what I had too same thing and some peppers. Thanks so much Kathryn.
Super yummy and comforting meal !! The chicken looks absolutely moist , the veggies look great too , Suzanne:)
Thank you so much Freda!!
What a perfect seasonal dish!! Happy FF! 🙂
Thank you so much Josette!!
You’ve got me drooling! And I don’t even eat meat. Well, I would if anywhere near your kitchen. 🙂 Actually, those veggies with the gemolata would suit me just fine. No, I’m lying. I’d definitely have some chicken as well.
Lol! Yes sort of a bastardized version.
Thanks Johnny actually I am fine with just the veggies myself. Thanks so much!!
This lovely dish looks like it would be very comfortable sitting on a table in France!
Thanks Susan, it does have a Mediterranean flavor.
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It looks really good. Some of the best meal ever are the ones you put together using what’s on hand.
Thank you so much Dyanna.
Simple yet elegant and delicious!
Thank you Michelle.
It looks so appetizing, so full of flavors Suzanne! 🙂
Thank you so much Linda.
Nice! I like this kind of dish, I like opening my cupboards full of spices and just seeing what takes my fancy in that moment! 😉
I wish possessed your spicing ability. I love just throwing things together and when it’s a hit it’s a great feeling. Thanks so much Elaine.
Thank you 🙂 I completely agree, creating good food is so satisfying!!
I love those micro potatoes in your dish, Suzanne! I haven’t seen and tried small potatoes from summer when I visited my parents in Russia, here just baby potatoes are sold, but they are much bigger..
Thank you Mila, I just love micro potatoes, they are wonderful, cook fast and are so delicious.
I have chicken breasts sitting in the freezer for days and I always look for simple but delicious chicken breasts recipes and yours sounds fabulous. I started drooling when I saw this on your Instagram feed. I am drooling again. 😀
I wasn’t going to post this because it was a throw together meal but when you asked about it on instagram I wanted to. Thank you so much Jhuls.
Yay! I am glad I asked, Suzanne. Can’t wait to make this one of the coming weekends. Thanks, Suzanne. 🙂 x
Fusion of so much flavor. I love those little potatoes. Yum! 🙂
Thank you so much Fae, me too those little potatoes are my favorite.
Looks like a few of us at FF #104 were thinking about chicken recipes this week. Yours looks amazing – you can’t beat a good chicken recipe with veggies 🙂
I noticed that, thanks so much Judi!!
This is what I call a ‘fridge clean out’ recipe at my house, where I just throw everything together that I find in the refrigerator (that I think will go together, of course… haha). It looks absolutely delicious though, I love the idea of the gremolata and those yummy potatoes that would have absorbed all the deliciousness from the pan! So good. Gorgeous post!
That is essentially what this is. I used what i had and needed to use and thankfully it turned out really tasty, Thank you so much Laura, Tomorrow i am making your pickled radishes for the taco’s. YUM!!
Oh yay! I hope you enjoy them lovely! I’ve got another batch in the fridge at the moment, I’m snacking at every opportunity 🙂
Suzanne, your chicken dish looks wonderful!
Thank you so much, it’s very simple but really delicious.
I love how most of the work is done by the oven, perfect for lazy days!
Yes for sure, love a dish that requires little to no work. Thank you so much.
Yumm I missed this one, it sounds so good and I love the veggies, garlic and thyme. The aroma from this dish would be magnificent I am sure!
It’s delicious and thanks so much Lynn.
It looks yummy in the picture, I can imagine those smells combined!
Thank you!! :o)
Hi Suzanne, There is nothing as comforting is a nice chicken dinner, love the mix of veggies that you used.
Cheri, thank you so much. I agree nothing like a simple roasted chicken and vegetable meal. BTW, I tried on 4 occasions to comment on your post yesterday but it would not allow me to. I don’t know whay it happens at random times but wanted you to know I was there and tried.
Love the idea of baking the vegetables with the chicken at the end– I’m thinking all that chicken flavor would make the veggies so savory. And it’s pretty in the dish! (nice photo!) What a good practical recipe! thanks Suzanne! Hope you have a good week ahead…
Thanks so much Rhonda, it’s a simple dish, no recipe really kind of throw it all together sort of thing. Hoping you have a wonderful week as well.
that’s just the sort of recipes we all need Suzanne! xo
I love this type of meal but, to be honest, rarely think of sharing them! I must give it a try – you’ve inspired me! 🙂 What a lovely recipe and I love the way it’s all things one is likely have in their kitchen – or at least that’s the case with mine! Great flavours and combinations! I love the gremolata as a finishing touch!
Thank you so much Maggie, I was not planning on putting this on the blog, like so many I took a photo and put it on instagram and the recipe was requested so here it is. Thanks again and have a great day.
Well, it is a stunning photo!
I made your lovely recipe today as a lovely dinner & my hubby & I enjoyed it so much! Delicious too! xx
It’s such a simple dish, I bet you added things straight from your gorgeous garden. BTW, really enjoying your video’s.
Thanks so much, Suzanne! xxx
Love all the ingredients you used, Suzanne. I bet this made your house smell incredible.
Thank you Patty, it was simple and tasty and sure did smell good as well.
Looks really delicious !