Monday, September 9, 2013

Microwave Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Tonight's dinner was fairly simple, and I did it all on my own without my Paleo hubby even home.  I cooked a whole chicken with vegetables in the microwave and it was ready in 40 minutes.  That's right, just 40 minutes.

If you've read this blog at all, or know me at all, you know I have a slight love affair with The Pampered Chef. This meal proved no different.  Using the Deep Covered Baker, I was able to cook an entire chicken with vegetables in 30 minutes.  In the Deep Covered Baker I had prepared the chicken, some sliced carrots, sliced green onions, and sliced yellow onions.  I covered the chicken in Smoky Applewood Rub, our favorite chicken seasoning by The Pampered Chef.

Chicken prior to being cooked.
I covered the pan with the lid, and "baked" it in the microwave for 30 minutes on high.  I then took it out and let it stand for an additional 10 minutes. During that time I prepared some steam in the bag asparagus to serve with the chicken.

Finished "baked" chicken.
This chicken tastes delicious.  The skin is not quite as crisp as chicken that is cooked on the grill, but it is still tasty to eat.  The vegetables cook nicely in the pan and were incredibly tender and flavorful.

Finished plate.
Verdict: Our dinner tonight was very happy.  The kids weren't thrilled with the asparagus, but they'll learn to love like it.  This meal is a simple one that does not take long to prepare and can even be done in a make-ahead way by having the carrots and onions pre-chopped and ready to just pour in with the chicken.  I have made this meal with potatoes before, and if you do that (not Paleo friendly) you'll want to up your cooking time.  This is a meal worth repeating.

2 comments:

Nikki said...

Your blog is reminding me of the blog where the lady used her crock pot every day. I think it's actually called crockpot365.blogspot - A year of slow cooking. I am really enjoying your blog and getting some great ideas for my family too! :)

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that blog! I think I actually read it everyday that she posted a couple years ago. I've gotten a lot of good recipes there.