Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is another in our series of one pan roasted dinners.  It’s easy to assemble and takes care of itself while it bakes.  This means that Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is a perfect recipe for a busy weeknight.

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and PotatoesAll you need to do for this recipe is to cut your carrots into chunks, and slice the potatoes into 1/2 to 3/4  inch thick slices.  Toss these with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then arrange them in a single layer in the bottom of a sheet pan. (If you don’t have a sheet pan, you can divide this recipe between two 9X13 inch baking pans.

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and PotatoesNext, the chicken pieces are coated with barbecue sauce.  This can be done by either brushing it on the surface of the chicken or pouring it over the chicken and then tossing them in the sauce.  Arrange the coated chicken on top of the vegetables.  It’s easier to get more drumsticks in your pan if you alternate them like in the photo.

Stick it into the oven and about an hour later, you have a complete, meal ready to serve.Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

I used some fairly large drumsticks for this recipe, but you can also use breasts or thighs.  If you use breasts, you will want to use smaller, split breasts or the veggies will burn before the chicken is fully cooked as illustrated in this photo from an earlier version of this recipe.  (I only had two very large whole chicken breasts when I made this version.  It was edible, but the veggies were very dark.)Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

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Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes
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Recipe type: Dinner, One Pan Meal
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Chicken coated with barbecue sauce is arranged on top of seasoned vegetables before roasting. This is a simple and delicious one pan meal. Cook's note: If you can't find rainbow carrots, you can use regular carrots instead. The dish just won't be as colorful. Total Cost of Recipe: $5.07 or $0.85 per serving.
Ingredients
  • 12 drumsticks ($1.59)
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced in ½ to ¾ inch slices ($0.67)
  • 1 pound rainbow carrots cut into 2 - 3 inch chunks ($1.99)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.28)
  • 2 teaspoons salt ($0.08)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper ($0.08)
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce ($0.38)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper until well coated.
  3. Coat drumsticks with barbecue sauce and arrange them on top of the vegetables.
  4. Place pan in 425 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes: A one pan meal. Serves 6 for a total Cost of $5.07 or $0.85 per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19.2g
29%
Saturated Fat 0.8g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 130mg
43%
Sodium 1320mg
55%
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g
30%
Sugars 14.2g
Protein 34.3g
Vitamin A 254%
Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 5%
Iron 16%

26 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

  1. I like the simplicity of the recipe, but what really got my attention was the “rainbow” carrots. What is that? And why the name? Never heard of them before.

    1. According to my green grocer, who introduced me to rainbow carrots, carrots were originally yellow or purple and were first eaten in the middle east. These carrots are the result of selective seed selection and breeding, to bring back the original colors. They are also sold in some places as heirloom carrots. They are called rainbow carrots because they are different colors–purple, yellow, white. The varied colors also mean that they contain different nutrients than plain orange carrots. When these are roasted, they are so sweet, sweeter than their orange cousins. If you want to try growing them, you can order seeds from several different companies. If you want to purchase them, I’ve seen these carrots at Trader Joe’s and cut into smaller pieces and packed for snacking at Aldi, too.

  2. This is a great idea for a one-pan dinner meal. That chicken looks good and the veggies are BEST when roasted, in my opinion. LOL! My family would love this meal. 🙂

    1. I agree with you. I was hooked when I tasted my first roasted vegetable. We were roasting something different almost every day last winter. Everyone was sad when the weather warmed up, and we had to stop.

    1. I love them, too. My farmer’s market doesn’t carry them, but I get them from a green grocer who comes to our area. He had to work on me for a couple weeks before I finally tried them, but now, I buy them every time that he has them.

    1. I’m completely addicted to roasted vegetables. I had only had them steamed or boiled until I saw an episode of “The Hearty Boys” on Food Network. After seeing that episode, where they roasted asparagus, I began roasting everything.

    1. Thank you for the compliment about the color of my chicken legs. I am still struggling with making my photos look appetizing. I’m glad you love rainbow carrots, too. They seem so much sweeter than the plain, orange, ones when you roast them. Thanks for the save, too.

    1. Barbecue chicken is well loved by all of the members of my household, so this recipe is a definite win. It’s nice to be able to throw everything in one pan and have dinner take care of itself, right?

    1. Yes, you’r right. The chicken, and whatever seasonings you use on it, flavors the vegetables. That’s one reason I love this type of recipe.

  3. lovely idea for a busy days when you can just prepare everything in oven and finish your chores meanwhile. Also i know orange carrots and purple carrots, but what are rainbow carrots? Interesting name.

    1. I am completely in love with sheet pan dinners like this. “Rainbow carrots” is how stores market assortments of yellow, orange, and purple carrots that are sold together either in a bunch or a bag. The purple and yellow carrots are a “new” thing in mainstream markets in our areas. Of course, orange carrots are really the new thing. According to my green grocer, carrots were originally yellow or purple.

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