Farmhouse Roast Chicken with Homemade Barbeque Sauce
1 Whole Pasture-raised chicken (thawed)
3 - 4 Red or Yukon Gold potatoes quartered or
8-10 cleaned whole fingerling potatoes
with skins left on
1 Lg. Sweet Potato, sliced in circles with
skin left on
3 Carrots, cleaned and cut into two inch
lengths or a handful of bagged carrots
already peeled and cut
For barbeque sauce:
1 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Catsup
2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Clean chicken and remove any giblets. Place chicken breast up in a 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Place chicken in pre-heated oven and roast for 1 hour.
After roasting chicken for 1 hour pull chicken out and gently tip the pan until the juices inside the chicken spill out into the pan and coat the bottom. Then add prepared potatoes, sweet potato and carrots to the pan. Put the chicken and veggies back into the ove to cook for 1 more hour.
While chicken is cooking for the last hour mix the ingredients together for the barbeque sauce. It will look grainy, don't let this bother you.
During the last 15 minutes of roasting, pour the barbeque sauce in its entirety over the chicken and drizzle it onto the veggies.
When the chicken is done I usually move the chicken onto a large serving platter and surround it with the roasted veggies. The sauce is a favorite at our house so I usually pour any of it that's left in the pan over the veggies.
The chicken will be very tender and you can easily slice off chicken breast or cut/pull away the legs, thighs and wings.
This recipe has proven to be a favorite that has pleased many dinner guests and family.
If you want to try other vegetables to roast with the chicken, go for it. There are lots of options and you should suit your tastes.
Also, I have roasted this chicken without the barbeque sauce over it and it's still a delicious dinner. Sometimes I cook the barbeque sauce in a pan and serve it hot with the chicken instead of pouring it over the chicken when guests do not want it added.
However, you serve it you should try the sauce at least once.