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$2 Oven-Roasted Chicken w/Carrots and Yukon Gold Potatoes

Posted: July 7th, 2009 | Author: leah | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

I must say—this is more of a fall or cool weather dish than a summer dish. first, there is the substantial amount of oven time warming up your kitchen. there’s the root veggies. thyme and nutmeg. regardless, this is comfort food for shiz. it made the kitchen smell amazing. though i might lessen the amount of salt the other seasonings were spot on. the chicken thighs, something i don’t cook with ever, were juicy and the skin (thought i pulled mine off) was crispy. and the CARROTS! like candy when roasted.

the thighs are where you are saving your money here. a less popular cut of chicken than say, a boneless skinless breast or a leg.

follow the direction exactly. you can’t screw this up. i omitted chives. they were just for decoration. the full recipe for six is HERE. i halved it and there was plenty for two with leftovers for lunch. or later tonight…..

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Yukon Gold Potatoes


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, $free, gots it

3-4 large chicken thighs with skin and bones, $3.76 for pack of 4 thighs

1/2 tablespoon coarse kosher salt, $free

teaspoons dried thyme, $free (or cheap if you need to buy)

1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, $free

dash or two of ground nutmeg, $free (or cheap to buy)

pound unpeeled medium Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed, cut into 2-inch-long, 1/2-inch-thick spears, $.99

1 pounds medium carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch-long, 1/2-inch-thick spears, $1.19


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat large rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil. Place chicken on baking sheet. Turn to coat with oil and set skin side up. Mix salt, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and nutmeg in small bowl. Sprinkle half of mixture over chicken. Roast until chicken starts to brown and some fat has rendered, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine potatoes, carrots, 2 tablespoons oil, and remaining salt-thyme mixture in large bowl. Transfer thighs to medium bowl; set aside. Transfer potato-carrot mixture to same baking sheet; turn to coat with drippings. Roast until vegetables soften, 30 minutes. Place thighs on vegetables; pour accumulated juices from chicken over. Return sheet to oven. Roast until chicken is cooked and vegetables brown, 15 minutes longer.

Hubs meter: 4 stars! he didn’t clear his plate but he had also just come inside from mowing. the score is bumped higher because of all the “this is really good, baby” and “mmmmm” i heard.

Price meter: $5.94 for about 3 servings so…less than $2 per serving! add maybe $1 or $2 if you need to buy dried spices.

Health meter: Bon Ap didn’t include the nutrition info so i’m estimating a bit. chicken thighs have a bad wrap for being higher in fat and calories. looking online fat and cals are all over the place. we’ll estimate about 180 cals per thigh and 10 grams fat. take off the skin for lower cholesterol and calories. the olive oil adds some good fat and cals. carrots and taters low! i’ll estimate 580+ a serving. worth it!