Roasted chicken with root vegetables

I love this recipe since it’s all done in one pan. I just pre grill the chicken on high temperature quick before putting it together with the vegetables on the pan. That gives you a really nice roasted and crispy chicken.

This is a typical easy dinner that you could be served from friends a Wednesday evening in any of the Scandinavian countries. Please let me know what you think about it!

Ingredients (for 4pers):

  • 4 organic chicken breasts
  • 10 small potatoes
  • 8 carrots
  • 1/2 leek
  • 4 eschalots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pack cherry tomatoes
  • salt, pepper, thyme, olive oil

Creamy feta cheese & thyme sauce:

  • 1 pack creme fraiche
  • thyme
  • 1/2 lemon (the juice)
  • 1 tbs honey
  • Salt, pepper

Wash and clean the potatoes and carrots with water and leave the peel on (if they are not too earthy). Cut them in small but rough pieces. Don’t make the carrot pieces too small, then they will be ready before the potatoes. Wash the leek and cut it in rough pieces. Peel the eschalots and garlic cloves. Cut the eschalots in 2-3 pieces and keep the cloves whole. Place all vegetables in a pan covered with baking paper. Add olive oil, salt, paper and thyme. Use your hands to make sure all vegetables are covered. Place the pan in the middle of the oven with a temperature of 425ºF for 30 minutes.

Prepare the chicken. Cut each breast in two if you prepare smaller pieces. Pre fry the chicken in a pan on high temperature. Make sure to turn the chicken after 30 seconds.

After the vegetables have been in the oven for 15min, place the pre fried chicken and the tomatoes on top of the vegetable and let everything be in the oven for remaining 15min.

Prepare the sauce. Mix creme fraiche in a bowl with lemon juice, honey, thyme, salt and pepper. When everything is mixed, crumb the Feta cheese and add it in to the sauce. Mix it carefully.

Place it all nicely on a plate. I start with the vegetables, adding one or two pieces of chicken on the top, placing two hot tomatoes on the sides, place some sauce to it and finish with adding some drops of olive oil and fresh thyme on top.

Smaklig måltid (enjoy your meal in Swedish)!

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I love the plates I used for this dish. They are from the Danish brand Bloomingville.

 

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