Ok folks, I don’t like to toot my own horn but this Maple Roast Chicken with Vegetables recipe is downright amazing! In fact it may be my best roasted chicken yet, and it’s here just in time for the holidays.
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Maple Roast Chicken with Vegetables: Sweet, Savory and Spicy All Rolled Into One
Every time I make this chicken, I can’t wait for it to come out of the oven. Waiting to carve it is excruciating, but the wait is worth every second.
What Gives It That Kick?
This moist, flavorful, organic chicken is surrounded by colorful vegetables tossed in olive oil, sea salt, maple syrup, and spicy brown mustard …
…and roasted until the chicken is perfectly browned and crispy, then brushed with an orange maple glaze.
The vegetables are cooked until caramelized, making them even sweeter! Are you hungry yet?
I use some of my favorite vegetables in this recipe: Brussels Sprouts, tri-colored potatoes (new rose, purple and white), shallots and butternut squash.
How To Work with Butternut Squash:
You may use pre-cut butternut squash from the store if you wish, just make sure it’s really fresh. If you want to peel and cut your own, I have some tips. Working with butternut squash can be difficult unless you have the right tools. You need a good sharp knife (my favorite on sale now!) and a Y peeler . With these two tools peeling and cutting a butternut squash is a piece of cake!
The Recipe: Roasted Maple Chicken with Vegetables
You will need a good roasting pan (I use this All Clad), a good knife (this is my knife on sale now for lower than I have ever seen it!), a basting brush and a Y peeler (for squash, trust me). To learn to carve a chicken watch my video tutorial here. Save the giblets and bones to make nutritious bone broth!
A spicy, sweet and savory chicken dish! Be sure to save giblets and chicken bones for broth making!
- 1 - 4 to 4 1/2 pound chicken
- Sea salt
- 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 lb tri-colored new potatoes (rose, white and purple if large cut in half, if small leave whole)
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts (if small leave whole, if large cut in half)
- 4 large shallots, peeled and quartered
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 Tablespoon REAL maple syrup, no fake stuff!
- 1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1 pinch of sea salt and pepper
If possible, remove bird from fridge an hour before prepping. This allows for more even cooking
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place oven rack in center of oven
Remove giblets from chicken cavity (save for later if making broth) rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.
Season entire chicken with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, place in roasting pan breast side up.
Tuck wings behind back, and tie legs with cooking string or silicon bands.
Prep veggies and place in bowl. Combine ingredients for vegetable seasoning and whisk.
Drizzle over veggies and toss.
Place vegetables in roasting pan around chicken.
Place in oven and set timer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (total cooking time is 90 minutes)
While chicken is cooking place all ingredients for glaze into a small sauce pan.
Bring to a low simmer stirring for 3-4 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
When timer goes off (at 1 hour 15 minutes) baste chicken with glaze using a brush.
Repeat basting every five minutes, until glaze is gone, cooking for approx 15-30 more minutes (depending on the size of your chicken, altitude, etc)
Remove chicken from oven when thigh juices run clear (usually an hour and a half total) or if using an instaread thermometer, when 175 degrees F is registered.)
Place chicken on a cutting board and cover with foil to 'rest' for ten minutes. This redisributes the juices and allows the chicken to cool enough to handle when carving.
If the veggies aren't quite browned enough place them back in the oven allowing them to brown while chicken rests and then is carved. But keep a close eye on them.
After chicken rests for ten minutes, carve.
Remove veggies from the oven. Serve
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Post tags: gluten free, grain free
This looks so delicious. I’m impressed.
WOW. This looks absolutely incredible!
I can’t wait to make this!!! And look at those gorgeous veggies! YUM!!!
You had me at maple roasted… yum!! Will be making this for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!
This looks fab! I have this All Clad pan and all I need is to grab the ingredients! Looking forward to making it!
It’s a great pan isn’t it!
I have this pan, do you ever use the rack that it came with?
I do if I am just roasting a chicken alone! It’s a great pan.
Yum it looks really delicious. I wish I could reach through the screen and take a bite 🙂
Love the maple and mustard combination. And the butternut squash is the perfect comfort food addition. I do love roasted chicken!!!
I have a ton of butternut squash from the garden. Love the recipe and pinning it.
Love this! Always looking for a good roast chicken recipe.
Oh god this roast chicken looks INCREDIBLE. I can only imagine how good it must have tasted and how delicious your kitchen must have smelt when this was roasting too!
Thanks Thalia! the house smell wonderful and continued to smell wonderful as I made broth the next day!
The glaze on the chicken melts me down. I’m simply left in awe! Do you think it’s possible to make it with any kind of vegetables?
Yes, you could use carrots, beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes….whatever floats your boat:)
You had me at “maple syrup”! Future dinner for sure!
Wow. I need to try this!
We had this for dinner last night my DH got home whille it was simmering, he sampled it so much had to get him to stop or there would have been none for dinner. Will definately make again. Had it with rice, asperagus done on the BBQ & coleslaw well balanced meal. thanks
The chicken looks fantastic, so moist and delicious!! Love a one pot meal too with all of the veggies.
Oh, I wish I could dig into this meal right now. Love that everything is roasted in the same pan.
What a gorgeous dish, I love all the colorful veggies, perfect for fall entertaining!
You absolutely should be tooting your horn. This is a very hearty looking family meal. Great job on the recipe and photos
Oh yum! What a perfect fall recipe!
Well that glaze on that chicken is AMAZING Linda! This is fantastic – making this next Sunday for our weekly roasted chicken!
Oh my! The glaze on that chicken – it really does look like the best roast chicken ever!
the way these flavors combine…totally amazing!! And the butternut squash, swoon!
This looks fabulous! Add to my menu plan, for sure!
Wow, that chicken looks absolutely perfect! And that glaze… I have to save this to make for later.
That glaze is pretty dang good!
Drooling over this!! Looks so good.
Absolutely gorgeous and all-in-one. I am sold!
Looks almost too pretty to eat! Love the colorful roasted vegetables and I bet the maple syrup balances out the savory spices. Yum!
Oh yes! This is a tasty combination! What a beautiful meal you’ve created here !
What a festive and fabulous meal for the holiday season! I love all the roasted veggies with the chicken together. so delicious!
Cannot wait to make this.. I love all of the flavours and the way you help with your step-by-step tutorials!
I love roasted chicken! This looks so tasty – the skin is perfectly crisp!
I made this tonight and it was uh-MAY-zing! Thank you!!
Hi Angie! Yay! I am so glad. Thanks for letting me know.
I just love how people give this recipe 5 stars BEFORE they’ve even tried it!! Isn’t that a little misleading?
Are we rating it on how it looks or how it tastes?
I’m sure it probably is very good but when I look for ratings on recipes I want to serve to my family and friends… I want it to be on Taste…. Not just how it looks…. Because, believe me, you can make anything “look” great and appealing to the eye. The low down is on the taste buds as well.
I’m sorry to be a kill-joy… I’m sure your recipes are great… But this has always been a hiccup for me. I’ve tried recipes that we’re reviewed as such and sometimes…. They don’t live up to their picturesque qualities. I hope this one does! It does look very yummy. I will be back and post my review after I’ve made it.
Hope you love it enough to give it a good rating 😉 We sure love it at our house!