Herb-Roasted Chicken Dinner
with Carrots, Potatoes, and Pecan Cranberry Salad
If roasting two chicken halves* sounds like a daunting feat, don’t worry: the prep is simple, and most of the magic really happens in the oven, when it’s getting all crisp and browned and juicy. Nevertheless, you’ll convince your whole family that you’re a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen when you bring that beautiful bird to the table. *Yes, technically, that’s a whole chicken, but we like them already halved and trimmed because that way they cook more evenly.
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Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 475. Take out 2 TBSP butter and let sit at room temperature to soften. Peel carrots, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Peel and halve onion, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Strip rosemary leaves from stems; discard stems. Cut any larger potatoes in half so all are evenly sized.
Toss carrots, potatoes, and onion on two baking sheets with two large drizzles of olive oil, rosemary, and plenty of salt and pepper.
Mix softened butter with poultry seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pat chicken halves dry with a paper towel. Season all over with salt and pepper. Spread butter mixture under skin. Nestle a chicken half among veggies on each baking sheet.
Place baking sheets in oven and roast until chicken is browned and no longer pink in center, 30-35 minutes, rotating sheets and tossing veggies halfway through. (TIP: For extra crisp skin, heat up the broiler after the chicken is done roasting, then broil until very browned and crisp, about 2 minutes.) Let chicken rest a few minutes after it’s finished.
Meanwhile, halve lemon; cut one half into wedges. While chicken rests, toss lettuce, cranberries, and pecans, a large drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Separate chicken halves into pieces, cutting between leg and breast (halve breasts and divide legs if everyone would like both white and dark meat). Divide between plates, along with veggies. Drizzle with any juices from baking sheets. Serve with salad on the side. Cut any remaining lemon into wedges and serve on the side.