Sunday, March 21, 2010

Roasted Chicken, New Potatoes, and Asparagus

The chicken,potatoes, and asparagus all roast in the oven,though for different lengths of time. This is a easy dish. Serves 4 for a total of 45 minutes.

You need

1 1 /2 pounds of new potatoes, halved
10 cloves of garlic
3 1/2 tablespoons oil
4 bone in chicken breast
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound Asparagus snapped and cut diagonally
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

How to

Heat oven to 425

In a large roasting pan toss the potatoes and garlic with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Put the pan in the upper third of the oven and cook, stirring once, for 15 minutes

Meanwhile, coat the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the oil;arrange the pieces, skin side up, in a smaller roasting pan. Sprinkle the chicken with the lemon juice,1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.Top each piece of chicken with a piece of the butter

Stir the potatoes, Put the chicken in the oven with the potatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Ass the asparagus, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper to the potatoes. Stir and continue cooking until the chicken, potatoes and asparagus are done, 10-15 minuted longer.

Remove both pans form the oven. Toss the potatoes and asparagus with the lemon zest. Serve with the chicken breast

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