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Author Notes: Our family of two adults, a teenager and a dog were temporarily living in a one-bedroom condo with a Murphy bed in the living area, with a super-small kitchen and small oven. This is one of the recipes I came up with that fit in the small oven's roasting pan and eliminated a LOT of hand dishwashing! It doesn't take long to make, just a lot of in and out of the oven. Perfect for a weeknight meal! This got 6 thumbs (and a paw) up from us! Adjust quantities as needed for your meal. —anotherfoodieblogger
- 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs, bone in (cut large breasts into portions, if needed)
- 3 medium Klondike Rose or Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 thick slice of sweet onion from a large onion
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed between fingers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- spray oil, as needed
- 1 large lemon, cut into wedges
- 1/2 bunch of asparagus
- 4 ounces spinach
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and scrub the potatoes, then cut them into 1/2 or 1 inch or so chunks. Cut the thick onion slice in half and separate. Add the potatoes, onion, garlic, crushed rosemary, salt and ground pepper, and olive oil to a shallow roasting pan, then toss to coat.
- Roast the potatoes for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through and spraying with more oil, if needed.
- Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper. and squeeze 1 or 2 wedges of lemon over the chicken and spray lightly with oil.
- Remove pan from oven at required time and arrange chicken over top of the potatoes. Place back in oven and cook for 15 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, trim the asparagus of woody stems then cut into 2-inch pieces. Again, remove pan from oven at required time and arrange the asparagus around the chicken on top of the potatoes. Spritz the asparagus with a little spray oil, then squeeze another lemon wedge over it. Place back in oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Last, remove the pan from the oven again, then add the spinach over all. (It looks like a LOT but it cooks down just fine.) Squeeze another 2 lemon wedges over the spinach, then place all the expended lemon wedges in the pan just for good measure.
- Place back in oven and cook for about 5 more minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Remove from oven (last time, I promise!). Remove chicken pieces from the pan and place a piece on each dinner plate. Toss the vegetables together, then serve on the plate with the chicken.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best One-Pan Dinner
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Weeknight Roast