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Romantic roast chicken with root veggies

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
15 min
1 hr 15 min
The smell of this chicken roasting in the oven is enough to fall in love! Try this simple one-pan dish when you really want to impress that certain-someone.


Uncooked baby potatoes

8 oz, washed and quartered (1 ½ cups)


3 medium, peeled, and cut into ½ slices (1 ½ cups)

Uncooked parsnip

2 medium, peeled, and cut into ½ slices (1 ½ cups)


1 medium, chopped (1 cup)

Olive oil

2 tsp(s), Extra Virgin

Kosher salt

1 tbsp(s), divided


1 tbsp(s), chopped, divided

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

2 oz, as part of a whole 4lb chicken

Uncooked skinless chicken thigh with bone

2 thigh(s), skin on

Uncooked chicken drumstick with skin and bone

2 drumstick(s), as part of a whole 4lb chicken


1 medium

Fresh lemon juice

3 tbsp(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9” x 11” brownie pan with 2 layers of aluminum foil (lay in both directions).
  2. Toss together potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onion, olive oil, 2 tsp kosher salt, and 2 tsp fresh rosemary in a bowl. Spread across pan.
  3. Rub chicken all over with lemon juice and remaining 1 tsp rosemary/ 2 tsp kosher salt. Prick holes with a fork all over lemon and stuff inside cavity of chicken. Place chicken in pan, breast side down over vegetables mixture and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and use tongs or two spoons to flip chicken breast side up. Stir vegetables and return to oven for an additional 45 minutes or until a thermometer placed in chicken thigh registers at 180 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  4. Serve chicken (either one breast, or one thigh/drumstick) with 1 cup of roasted vegetables and pan sauce drizzled over all.


*Use a 4lb chicken, giblets discarded, patted dry, and roast as a whole*