Chicken Balsamic Pot Roast

 
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This recipe is so easy and SO YUMMY! I order a couple whole chickens in my Butcher Box every month just so I can make this Chicken pot roast! I especially love this dish on a day when I have a lot going on. I can just stick it in the oven and let it go, not to mention it makes the house smell amazing! It’s too simple.

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All you need is

1 whole chicken

2 Onions (I prefer sweet onions)

3 Garlic cloves crushed

3 Sprigs of Thyme

1lb bag of baby carrots

Salt (I prefer pink Himalayan salt,)

Pepper

Oregano or Italian Seasoning

1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar

A Dutch oven

5oz box of fresh spinach (I use the entire 5oz box for 2 people)

1/2 Table spoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Table spoon Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)

How you cook it

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Salt and pepper the chicken(I love a lot of salt and pepper) and place it in the bottom on the dutch oven.

Toss is the entire bag of carrots

Chop up both onions and add those to the pot

Throw in the sprigs of thyme.

Crush the garlic and add that to the pot.

Sprinkle the entire contents of the pot well with the oregano or Italian seasoning (I like a lot! Use as much or as little as you like!)

Cover the dutch oven with the lid.

Place it in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours.

After the chicken starts making it’s own juice in the pot pour in the balsamic vinegar. Finish cooking for another 30-60 minutes or until the chicken reads 165 degrees (at least) on a meat thermometer.

Take the entire dutch oven out of the oven and set aside while you sauté the spinach

Put all of the spinach into a skillet over medium heat.

Put about a teaspoon of water in with the spinach and drizzle the spinach with the olive oil.

Sprinkle the spinach with the garlic powder and salt and cook. About 3 minutes.

Cook until the spinach is slightly wilted. I don’t like over cooking it because it will wilt further once the hot chicken is placed on top.
Place a small pile of spinach on a plate.

Now cut the chicken (breast, thigh, leg, whatever you prefer) and place it on the spinach.

Scoop out some of the carrots, onions, and broth and place those on top of the chicken

NOW EAT!!!

I hope you enjoy, Let me know what you think!

Eat well, Kate

P.S. ONE MORE THING!!! DON’T THROW OUT THE CHICKEN BONES!!! I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO WITH THOSE IN MY NEXT BLOG RECIPE!!