This is an easy once a week recipe – and you can do so much with it if you have leftovers. I love the crispy skin the roasted veggies and the great way it makes the house smell. MMM.

1 onion
1-1/2 cups carrots
4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
olive oil

1 whole fryer, in pieces
3 cloves garlic


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the onion into rounds and lay them down on a lined baking sheet. This will make a nice ‘bed’ for the chicken. Arrange the carrots and potatoes around the onion. Season with salt and pepper and little olive oil. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.


Take the pan out, arrange the chicken on top, skin side up. season again with salt and pepper, both under and on top of the skin. Smash the garlic cloves and scatter them over and around the chicken. Dab the top of the chicken with a little bit of butter, probably about a half a tablepoon on each.


Cook for 35-40 minutes depending on your oven. Your house will smell so good.


This meal is so easy, and really doesn’t take long to prepare.