Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Moderate
Serves 6
Ingredients: 
  • 1 lb. pkg. baby carrots
  • 8 baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • 3 medium celery stalks, trimmed, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 ½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. Kowalski's Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 lb. Kadejan All Natural Young Chicken
Instructions: 

Line bottom of a broiler pan with foil; set aside. In a large bowl, toss carrots, potatoes, onion and celery with 2 tbsp. olive oil; season with 1 tsp. salt and the pepper. Spread evenly in bottom of foil-lined broiler pan. In a small bowl, combine thyme, garlic and 1/2 tsp. salt. Carefully loosen skin over breast of chicken; spread herb mixture under the skin. Arrange chicken, breast side up, on top rack of broiler pan. Rub skin with 1 tsp. salt; brush with 1 tsp. olive oil. Roast in a preheated 400° oven until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 165° (55-65 min.). Let stand, covered, 10 min. Move vegetables to a serving platter. Carve chicken; arrange on platter with vegetables.