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Chicken Roasted on a Bed of Vegetables – The Perfect One-Pot chicken recipe, my all the time escape when I’m short on time.

For me, roast chicken is one of those satisfying meals. This one-pot dish is pure comfort from start to finish, even the prep work of chopping vegetables calms me down somehow. Yes, one pan 10 min. of preparation, make it perfect for busy schedule mom, while it’s easy to prepare and all delicious healthy meal.

I made this with a few basic vegetables I had on hand: potato, onions, zucchini, tomato, bell pepper. Flavoured with fresh thyme  leaves to complete the authentic taste of mediterranean cuisine. Once I have it at dinner, I just know I’m going to have a mouth-watering meal, that all my family will humble around.

Roasted Chicken and Vegetable pan

chicken, cut into pieces
a mix of vegetables (like onions, potatoes, tomato, bell pepper and/or any vegetable you like, like broccoli, zucchini, eggplant…)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
Mix of spices like: (paprika, all spice, cardamom, coriander)
fresh thyme
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1\2 cup water

Heat the oven to 425°F.

Wash and prep your preferred vegetables and cut into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper and spices.
Clean the chicken, cut into pieces, rub with some lemon juice to make it smell goodthen wash again. Rub the chicken pieces with olive oil, salt, pepper and spices. Arranging on the bottom of a baking dish.
place the vegetables between and around the chicken. sprinkle with lemon juice. Add the thyme on between and on top.Mix the tomato paste and water sprinkle it over the chicken.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 1\2 hour or until chicken is done. After it’s done, take off the foil and place the chicken pan under the broiler, and brown for about 10 min. or until the chicken brown a little. Let the chicken pieces rest on a serving platter.