One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

Who doesn’t love a good Roast Chicken Dinner? It’s a show stopping dinner good for any occasion. But did you know, while it looks super impressive on the dinner table that it is one of the easiest family meals to prepare? Literally throw everything into a pan, then whack it in the oven! That’s right, this delicious One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner is that easy to make! What’s more, it tastes unbelievable!

Stuff the Chicken with a Herby Butter for a brilliant flavor

Good One Pot Dinners are all about preparation, and this One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner is no exception. There are minimal ingredients in the dish, so there isn’t a lot of prep. However, the steps involved before cooking are critical to get the most out of the dish

The most important step is to create a delicious Herby Butter, which we stuff in between the Chicken Skin and the flesh. By adding Butter to this part of the Chicken it not only infuses a wonderful flavor into the Chicken, but the fat of the Butter helps to crisp up the Chicken Skin

The stuffing itself is filled with a simple, yet stunning flavor combination of Butter, Garlic, and Lemon Zest. You don’t need to add a whole lot of Lemon Zest to the Butter (just 1 Lemons worth) but the amount of flavor this achieves is astonishing. It’s our favorite part of the dish and what helps this Roast Chicken stand out as a unique dish

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner chicken top down
The One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner produces the most amazing, juicy Chicken care of the Garlic Butter that is stuffed under the Chicken before roasting

Simply scatter all your chopped Vegetables into the Pan before roasting

Again, this recipe simply cannot be any easier. The vegetables cook at around the same time as the Chicken, so there’s no need to be fancy with oven temperatures, or timings. Simply scatter those delicious vegetables around the Chicken and roast them all together

We like to add a bit of Olive Oil and Salt to the Vegetables. Doing so will help them caramelize beautifully as they are roasting

For some added flavor – why not try to put a few Potatoes underneath the Chicken as it cooks. They may not crisp up like the Potatoes scattered around the pan, but what they will do is soak up a ridiculous amount of flavor from the Chicken!

Two different types of Potatoes produce very different results when roasting

When it comes to roasting potatoes, there are a couple of options. Some of the most popular Potatoes are Yukon Gold, Russet, and Idaho Potatoes. They will differ quite a bit when roasted, so depending on what type of result you wish to achieve will determine the Potato to use

Yukon Gold Potatoes are most used in Mashed Potatoes. This is because they have a higher moisture content, so they lend themselves well to a creamy dish such as Mashed Potatoes

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner close up
Chose the right Potatoes based on your flavor and texture profile to make the One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner perfect

On the other hand, Russet and Idaho Potatoes have far less moisture content, which lends themselves much better for frying. They are the potatoes you use if you want crispy chips for instance

So, what type of Potato you roast is really up to you. If you want a buttery, smoother roasted Potato then opt for the Yukon Golds. If you want crispier, crunchier Roast Potatoes then Russet or Idaho Potatoes are the ones for you

Or you can always try to mix and match and include both in the dish. It’ll be a fun experiment to see how they cook and which Potatoes you prefer for the next time you make this yummy One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner!

While not mandatory, trussing your Chicken will ensure a more even cook for the legs and wings

Trussing the Chicken is a classic French cooking technique to compact the legs and wings of the Chicken into the body of the Chicken. The reason this is done is it reduces the amount of exposed heat those outer parts of the Chicken get. As such, they will cook at the same time as the rest of the Chicken

This is not mandatory, but it does help with ensuring you get a completely even cooked Chicken throughout. There’s nothing worse than having the wings overcook and burn because the rest of the Chicken isn’t cooked yet!

There is a great video here demonstrating a simple way to Truss your Chicken. Ensuring that you’ll get a lovely even cook throughout!

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner in pan
Scatter those beautiful Vegetables around the Chicken so they absorb all of the amazing flavor

Roasting all the ingredients together creates a delicious, buttery, melting pot of flavors

A lovely roast meal is one of the most flavorful and simplest recipes to make. The fun of cooking this One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner is how all the delicious flavors begin to combine as they slowly cook in the Oven

That amazing buttery stuffing we’ve created starts to ooze out of the Chicken along with that wonderful Chicken juice. The juice then begins to coat the vegetables. The Onions soak up all of that juice and butter and are left with a wonderful flavor and aroma

Like all good Roast Dinners, you can use the leftover juice and fat in the pan to make your own Gravy. We’ve omitted making gravy from this recipe but it’s a simple step. Just add a bit of flour, and cook the pan juices over a low heat until it thickens into a luxurious gravy

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

Course: DinnerCuisine: ChickenDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 Large Whole Chicken

  • 3 Potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 3 Red Onions, peeled and quartered

  • 2 Lemons, halved

  • Zest from 1 Lemon

  • 4 sprigs of Thyme

  • 4 sprigs of Rosemary

  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely chopped

  • 4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Salt


  • Begin by creating the Butter stuffing by slightly melting the Butter in a small bowl in the microwave so it forms a paste-like consistency. Add the Garlic, Lemon Zest and a generous amount of Salt and Pepper. Mix well to combine
  • Carefully stuff the Butter mixture between the skin and the flesh of the Chicken. The best way to do this is to move your fingers underneath the skin around the neck area. Once the skin separates, stuff as much Butter as you can get in there. Be generous!
  • Retain a little bit of the Butter mixture to coat the outside skin of the Chicken
  • Stuff the open cavity of the Chicken with the Lemons, Thyme, Rosemary and more Salt and Pepper. Season the skin of the Chicken with 1 tsp. of Salt
  • Place the Chicken in a large baking pan / sheet pan and scatter the Potatoes and Onions around the outside. Drizzle Olive Oil over the vegetables then sprinkle with about 2 tsp. of Salt then place in the oven pre-heated to 375 degrees
  • Roast for 1 hour until the internal temperature of the Chicken reaches 160 degrees. You’ll need to flip the vegetables about halfway through the cook
  • Set the Chicken aside to rest for 15 minutes before carving
  • Serve family style with the large pieces of Chicken and Vegetables, finished with a sprinkling of Flaky Salt


  • It is best to check the internal temperature of the Chicken about 45 minutes into the cook time. Certain Ovens will cook at different times. Use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature in the leg of the Chicken to see if it is cooked. Once it hits 160 degrees Fahrenheit, take it out of the Oven to rest
One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner on plate
Our One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner produces such an amazing Chicken

That’s your delicious One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner done! We love roasting dinners in the oven using a sheet pan, it’s so easy! Check out more of our wonderful and easy to create Sheet Pan recipes here

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