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Easy Autumn Chicken Bake with Backyard Farms

This Easy Autumn Chicken Bake reminds me of Fall in New York. With earthy flavors, textures, and spices, it’s dinner solved in minutes. It’s an all in one pan dinner that is just easy to recycle if there are leftovers.

INGREDIENTS

  • Cleaned Cubed Calabasa (can be Taiwan Camote too)
  • Sliced Onions
  • Fresh Mushrooms (can be canned if you don’t have fresh)
  • Baby Potatoes washed and cut in half
  • BF Choice Cuts
  • Season with:
    • Salt & Pepper
    • Olive Oil
    • Mushroom and Company Umami
    • Fresh Thyme

PREPARATION

  1. Using your root vegetables and your aromatics, you can build the “baking rack” for your chicken. Season everything well. Sometimes we forget to do this! This is the most important part of cooking. Most of the time we just need salt and pepper to bring all the natural flavors to life! Once your “bed” of vegetables is seasoned well, lay your chicken (skin side down) and make sure to use the same olive oil, salt, pepper, Umami, and thyme to season the underside of your chicken. Once, it’s fully seasoned, flip the choice cuts over to the skin side up position.
  2. You can level this dish up if you are having guests by slicing a whole head of garlic in half and roasting as well. Just top the garlic with EVOO and all the spices you used on the chicken and the bed and it looks extra fancy.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. About 10 minutes before you remove the chicken from the oven brush the chicken with maple syrup. You can continue to glaze the chicken until it’s lightly browned and fully cooked.
  4. HINT:Baking this dish in a pyrex is also an awesome way to cut down on dishes and serving plates. You can bring it straight from the oven to the table for serving.

RECYCLING TIPS:
 
This chicken dish is so versatile that it can be recycled into chicken salad for the next day. Or shredded and sautéed with a little garlic and soy sauce and topped with rice. The root vegetables can be added to a soup as a thickener and blended with a hand blender to make it creamy. The root vegetables can even be chopped a bit smaller and made into an earthy frittata with some smoked cheese.