Easy Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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As a New Year's resolution, A and I decided to work on our diet. He's been wanting to include healthier foods and essential nutrients in his diet, but when cooking isn't your favorite thing to do, that goal can be hard to achieve. That's why we decided that once a week - preferably on Sundays, we'd cook at least 4 full meals for the week - as we both like to indulge in a little take out once in a while or are often invited to family suppers.

In any case, last Friday was our first cooking day during which we prepared a lasagna, spinach pies, an amazing quinoa, sweet potato and broccoli soup recipe (our first guest blogger will be posting up this recipe very soon!), a pad tha├» for that night's supper, as well as today's special: roasted chicken drumsticks with potatoes and carrots. To create this delectable meal for 6-8 portions, get:
  • A large box of 15 chicken drumsticks
  • 5 large Russett potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3-4 tbsp italian spices
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put your drumsticks in a bowl and rince. Spread about 1/2 tbsp of salt on them and mix well.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Peel and cut your potatoes into cubes (or however you fancy your potatoes, cutting them in cubes makes for more portions).
  4. Peel and cut your carrots into large slices.
  5. Place your carrots and potatoes in a large roasting pan. Place the drumsticks over them.
  6. Add a dash of pepper and your italian spices.
  7. Cover the roaster and cook for approximately 2 hours, or until your chicken is cooked.
That's it. Easy peasy! The long part is mostly the cooking itself. It's a great meal to prepare in advance and freeze up. If you do pick that option, make sure your meal is cool before putting it in the freezer. Once you just can't wait to eat it anymore, take it out of the freezer and stick it in the fridge that morning. Before you eat it, put it back in the oven for about 20-30 minutes - or heat it up in the microwave.

Enjoy! :)

-CK
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