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Chicken And Vegetable Roast For Fiesta Friday #104

Chicken and vegetables

Chicken and vegetables

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

1 lemon

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.

82 Comments Post a comment
  1. 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!

    January 29, 2016
  2. Looks good

    The best meals are put together when you use what’s on hand in the kitchen… 🍏…happy friday

    January 29, 2016
  3. 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!!

    January 29, 2016
  4. 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!

    January 29, 2016
    • 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.

      January 29, 2016
  5. Sometimes the best recipes are thrown together off the cuff! Looks like you had a winner with this one Suzanne 🙂

    January 29, 2016
  6. The best way to create a delicious meal and clean out the fridge , I love them . Has the snow melted some? Stay warm, hugs☃

    January 29, 2016
    • 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.

      January 29, 2016
  7. My kind of recipe – full of flavors and textures. Looks delicious. 🙂

    January 29, 2016
  8. Delicious; )
    Sabrina – http://OrganicIsBeautiful.com

    January 29, 2016
  9. Very yummy, Suzanne! I love kind of dinner! So comforting! 😀

    January 29, 2016
  10. skd #

    Simple ingredients put together with love can make the best of dishes. Comfort every day kind of home food.

    January 29, 2016
  11. Looks delicious and quite similar to what we just had for dinner – chicken, onion, peppers, micro potatoes but in a creamy sauce!

    January 29, 2016
  12. This looks delicious Suzanne, love putting things like that together at the last minute, comfort food at its best for sure!

    January 29, 2016
    • Thanks Loretta, love doing an ad lib in the kitchen and seeing how it turns out.

      January 29, 2016
  13. 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!

    January 29, 2016
    • That’s what I had too same thing and some peppers. Thanks so much Kathryn.

      January 29, 2016
  14. Super yummy and comforting meal !! The chicken looks absolutely moist , the veggies look great too , Suzanne:)

    January 29, 2016
  15. What a perfect seasonal dish!! Happy FF! 🙂

    January 29, 2016
  16. 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.

    January 29, 2016
  17. This lovely dish looks like it would be very comfortable sitting on a table in France!

    January 29, 2016
  18. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    It looks really good. Some of the best meal ever are the ones you put together using what’s on hand.

    January 29, 2016
  19. Simple yet elegant and delicious!

    January 29, 2016
  20. It looks so appetizing, so full of flavors Suzanne! 🙂

    January 30, 2016
  21. 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! 😉

    January 30, 2016
    • 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.

      January 31, 2016
      • Thank you 🙂 I completely agree, creating good food is so satisfying!!

        January 31, 2016
  22. 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..

    January 30, 2016
    • Thank you Mila, I just love micro potatoes, they are wonderful, cook fast and are so delicious.

      January 31, 2016
  23. 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. 😀

    January 30, 2016
    • 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.

      January 31, 2016
      • Yay! I am glad I asked, Suzanne. Can’t wait to make this one of the coming weekends. Thanks, Suzanne. 🙂 x

        January 31, 2016
  24. Fusion of so much flavor. I love those little potatoes. Yum! 🙂

    January 30, 2016
    • Thank you so much Fae, me too those little potatoes are my favorite.

      January 31, 2016
  25. 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 🙂

    January 31, 2016
  26. 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!

    January 31, 2016
    • 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!!

      January 31, 2016
      • 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 🙂

        January 31, 2016
  27. Suzanne, your chicken dish looks wonderful!

    February 1, 2016
  28. I love how most of the work is done by the oven, perfect for lazy days!

    February 1, 2016
    • Yes for sure, love a dish that requires little to no work. Thank you so much.

      February 1, 2016
  29. 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!

    February 1, 2016
  30. Hi Suzanne, There is nothing as comforting is a nice chicken dinner, love the mix of veggies that you used.

    February 1, 2016
    • 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.

      February 1, 2016
  31. 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…

    February 2, 2016
    • 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.

      February 2, 2016
      • that’s just the sort of recipes we all need Suzanne! xo

        February 4, 2016
  32. 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!

    February 2, 2016
    • 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.

      February 2, 2016
  33. I made your lovely recipe today as a lovely dinner & my hubby & I enjoyed it so much! Delicious too! xx

    February 2, 2016
    • It’s such a simple dish, I bet you added things straight from your gorgeous garden. BTW, really enjoying your video’s.

      February 2, 2016
      • Thanks so much, Suzanne! xxx

        February 2, 2016
  34. Love all the ingredients you used, Suzanne. I bet this made your house smell incredible.

    February 14, 2016
    • Thank you Patty, it was simple and tasty and sure did smell good as well.

      February 15, 2016
  35. Looks really delicious !

    November 1, 2016

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