Roast Lemon Chicken with Vegetables

roast lemon chicken with vegetables

Roast Chicken and Vegetables with a Twist

I have been so unwell over the past week and have wanted to badly to write some proper blog posts. I have so many ideas in my head, but my mind is so clouded from being ill with bronchitis. So, this is the next best thing, a hearty and healthy roast lemon chicken recipe perfect for a quick, easy and healthy family dinner.  I love this one because I could use fresh produce from my garden, the beetroot and the carrots. This recipe is a bit of an adaptation from Michelle Bridges’ recipe in her Superfoods cookbook, I added a few different veggies and used a different cut of chicken. It was delicious!

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts (or you can use thigh fillets)
400g pumpkin (I used a Jap pumpkin)
150g brussels sprouts, halved (I think I used about seven)
Red onion, peeled and cut into eighths
4 baby carrots
2 beetroot cut into quarters (depending on size)
1/2 lemon, halved
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled (I used minced garlic because it was all I had)
Cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
You could swap any of these vegetables for zucchini or tomatoes.

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C for fan forced)

2. Place the chicken, pumpkin, brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, lemon, carrots and beetroot on a large baking tray in a single layer. Make sure it’s a single layer otherwise the chicken and vegetables wont cook properly.

3. Season with pepper and drizzle with the oil. Toss to coat.

roast lemon chicken with vegetables recipe
4. Bake for 30 minutes, basting halfway through.  If you are going to add tomatoes, add them at this point.

5. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and golden.

6. Serve the chicken drizzled with pan juices and with the veggies alongside.

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This was a deliciously healthy meal. If you would like a little something extra to go with it but still want to keep it light, I’d recommend adding some cous cous.

Enjoy!

 

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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18 Comments

  1. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    September 8, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Get well! Summer’s nearly here.

    • September 8, 2014 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you, can’t wait!

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 8, 2014 / 7:18 am

    Yum I love a one tray dinner bake!! I love all the yummy veggies in here! Hope you get better soon! xx

    • September 8, 2014 / 11:13 pm

      The veggies were delicious, especially the ones I grew myself 😉

  3. September 8, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Love lemon chicken. I like to put a whole lemon up the chicken bum when I roast it. Smells great!

    • September 8, 2014 / 11:13 pm

      Yes, I do that too! And it’s good to keep it nice and moist.

    • September 8, 2014 / 11:12 pm

      Can’t go wrong with roast veggies.

  4. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    September 8, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I have to plant some beetroot, I love it roasted! Love that it is all in one pan, have to make this for my lunch one day 🙂

    • September 8, 2014 / 11:12 pm

      I think roast beetroot is my favourite. Yes, would make a nice cold roast veggie salad.

  5. Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    September 9, 2014 / 7:17 am

    This recipe is now on my menu plan for next week – looks so good! Hope you feel better soon Eva – take care of yourself x

    • September 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm

      Oh I’m so glad it’s on your plan, it’s so delicious. Thanks hun.

  6. Samantha Nuttall
    September 9, 2014 / 9:17 am

    mmmmmm – that looks delicious and super easy too! Thanks for sharing!

    • September 9, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      It is definitely both, I just love easy..that’s how I roll!

  7. September 12, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Yumm!!!!! Reminds me of one I’ve done with chicken and tomato with the lemon – but not the roast veges

  8. September 15, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    YUM! a one pot wonder… my kinda gal Eva! x

  9. September 15, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    i love lemon with anything really 🙂 This looks like such a nice easy and TASTY way to have chicken and roasted veg. Thank you for linking up with us for Sunday Brunch nice to see you x