Sometimes you want all the comfort and rustic homeyness of a roasted chicken and crackling roasted vegetables, but you don’t have the time or the inclination to go through all the bother. In our case, we also don’t have enough people in the house at the moment to eat a whole chicken. So here is my solution.
Take a small roasting pan and a handful of vegetables you’d like to roast. Here I have half a large onion, several small white potatoes, and a head of broccoli.
I tossed those in olive oil and seasoned them with salt, pepper, fresh rosemary, and Newfoundland savoury (thanks Fussellette!).
On top of that, I set 2 large bone-in chicken breasts. Bone-in roasts better than bone-out, trust me. In a small bowl I mixed together salt, pepper, Old Bay seasoning, and some dry mustard.
Then I added a little lemon juice to it to turn it into a paste.
This paste I brushed on top of the chicken breasts.
Then I roasted everything (in my toaster oven, no less) at 400°F for about 30 minutes, stirring the vegetables occasionally, until the chicken was cooked through and the juices ran clear. I served it with some Vidalia onion relish that really helped to pick up the flavours. Yum. Rustic comfort food for two!