Okay, so don't let the title fool you (or the ingredient list) I put Simple for the sole reason, that it is...very simple to make. But the flavors are killer and the bird will be moist and juicy. You can't get more budget friendly than buying a whole bird. Throw your chicken in the oven...let'er cook. Then carve and serve with your fave side dish. I'm going to make a blue potato and corn hash (corns on sale). Yum!
Simple Roast Chicken
Fresh Corn and Blue Potato Hash
Manchego cheese can be pricey...so you could sub Parmesan, but it won't be quite as rich.
- In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Add a large pinch of salt and boil over moderately high heat until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let cool, then quarter them.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the corn until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the potatoes and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and cook until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the spinach and cook, tossing, until wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle the Manchego over the potatoes and stir twice, then transfer to a platter and serve.
*Note, I couldn't find blue (purple) potatoes anywhere, so I subbed red. Still very good, but would have loved the purple color. Next time!