Roasted Chicken with Veggies
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 ½ pounds small potatoes (appx 15)
1 pound medium carrots (appx 6)
1 pound radishes (appx 6)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 3.5 to 4 lb chicken
8 sprigs fresh thyme
1. Heat oven to 425° F and prepare the vegetables. Scrub the potatoes. Peel the carrots and halve them lengthwise, then chop in half. Place the vegetables in a large roasting pan or baking dish and toss with the olive oil, plus ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
2. Prick your lemon several times with a knife and place it in the chicken cavity with the thyme. Rub the outside of the chicken with softened butter and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Tie the chicken's legs together with kitchen twine and place on top of the vegetables in the roasting pan.
3. Put the chicken in the oven and roast until the vegetables are tender, the chicken is golden brown, and the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a fork, 65-75 minutes, or if you use an instant-read thermometer, it should register 165° F when inserted in the thickest part of the thigh. Let the chicken rest for at least 10 minutes before carving.