Another way to save time
We placed pieces of eggplant, onion, and mushrooms underneath the full rack of roasting chicken parts to cook a yummy side dish along with the main dish. Out of eggplant? Cooks can substitute cubed carrots, diced broccoli, halved beets or even chopped cauliflower. The juices and drippings that emerge from the seasoned chicken during the cooking process also end up flavoring the veggies. Also, the natural moisture rendered from the cooking veggies prevents the bottom of the baking pan from drying out or caking, which can be a pain to clean.