Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken Recipe

Serves:

Cuisine:

Prep time:

Cook Time:

Total Time:

2 servings

American

25 minutes

40 minutes

1 hour 35 minutes

What you'll need

  • 1 Half Chicken
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • 7 sprigs fresh thyme , divided
  • 340 g baby potatoes , scrubbed
  • 225 g baby carrots

Method:

 

  • Place the chicken half into a large food storage bag.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika, and pepper. Reserve half the marinade. Pour the other half into the bag with the chicken, seal the bag, flip it around a few times to coat the chicken with the marinade, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours (but not longer), flipping every once in a while.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge and let sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  • Preheat the oven to 260°c.
  • Place the chicken, skin side up, into a 10-inch cast iron pan (or baking dish large enough to hold the chicken and vegetables snugly but not too big), pour the marinade over, add 3 thyme sprigs, and roast for 8 minutes. Brush with the pan juices and roast for another 7 minutes.
  • If the potatoes are bigger than a large marble, cut them in half. Put into a bowl with the carrots and reserved marinade, toss.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, lower the temperature to 220°c, and pour the potatoes, carrots, and marinade around the chicken. Add 3 more thyme sprigs on top of the vegetables. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are fork tender, basting both the chicken and vegetables with pan juices 3 times. Cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Pull the leaves off the last thyme spring and sprinkle over the top. Serve with the pan juices.

Nutrition

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Download PDF

To gain full access, sign in below

Have you made it? Tell the free from world!

Make sure to tag us! @freefromliving

Find your ingredients here

How does it work?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.