A whole chicken flavored with fresh rosemary and yogurt roasted with grapes, olives and onions will bring the entire family to the table for a one pot healthy dinner.
Is there a better meal for a Sunday dinner than a roasted chicken? No, no and no. It is easy, fills the house with an incredible aroma, and it is so versatile. We love to mix it up with different flavors of spices on the chicken. I use to slather the chicken with butter, but now I use Greek yogurt. It tenderizes the bird and still imparts fantastic flavor. Sometimes I will roast it whole and other times, I’ll butterfly it. It is so easy to change up the sides and the vegetables. Potatoes are always a favorite in our house. I love them in big chunks or sliced very thinly like potato chips. The best part the leftovers; Oh hello chicken salad sandwiches, come to Mama.
With this healthy roasted chicken, I added something for each member of the family. My husband believes every dish should have onions and garlic, so in went some onion and lots of garlic cloves. My daughter is eating grapes left and right this time of year, so I threw some of them in too. The olives, they are mine all mine. I just adore any type of olive. As for the potatoes, they are everyone’s favorite. Potatoes and chicken go together like peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs.
When it is a Sunday roast chicken dinner, we are all on pins and needles waiting for the chicken to be done. The house smells A-mazing. The little vultures circle around the resting chicken, and I have to swat hands away from the bird. “Put your hands in the air and walk away from the chicken”. It needs to rest before we carve the luscious meat. I am by no means an expert carver, but I can usually manage to get the chicken off the bone without totally destroying it. Every one grabs their favorite pieces, drumstick for my little one, thigh for my husband and a little thigh and breast for me. Even though the skin is gorgeously crisp and satisfying, it has to go. Eating the chicken skinless will give me a few extra calories and fat to use somewhere else.
Bring your family back to the table for a Sunday dinner with this Healthy, lowfat Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Onions, Grapes and Olives. If you are lucky, you might even have leftovers for a succulent chicken salad sandwich for lunch during the week. Be sure to come back on Friday for a special bonus, Halloween recipe.
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