How to host a roast dinner party is the dinner party menu you’ve been craving! Simple roasted chicken cutlets, broccoli, and potatoes. All roasted at the same temperature, for the perfect dinner party menu any night of the week!
If you’re searching for a dinner party menu that is SUPER easy, delicious, and a crowd-favorite, this is it.
This dinner party came together from start to on the table in less than 60 minutes! Y’all, talk about EASY!
Everything is roasted in stages at the same temperature, making this a super simple dinner party menu idea.
It’s exactly what you need when you want to gather people around the table and serve them a deliciously amazing meal. In record time.
How to Host a Roasted Dinner Party
First, let’s gather the ingredients for the dinner party.
This menu is simple:
- Seasoned Thin Chicken Breasts
- Potato and Sweet Potato Wedges
- Tomato and burrata Salad with a Sliced Baguette
The chicken, broccoli, and potatoes are all seasoned with olive oil and Fire and Smoke Society’s The Usual Seasoning.
Toss it all in a baking dish and sheet pans, and into the oven, it goes in stages.
Since this is such a simple dinner idea, it’s great for any night of the week.
Let’s dive into each ingredient and chat about what you could substitute.
Making a Roasted Dinner
The chicken I used was thin-cut chicken breasts. In my store, they’re not called chicken cutlets. And, they’re just wonderful. Super tender and juicy, even though they are thin-ish.
The chicken is coated in olive oil, sprinkled with The Usual, and then a pat of butter is added on top before they go in the oven. See the video and recipe card for how much butter was used. 😁
This additional butter helps keep the chicken moist and juicy! If you’re experiencing dry chicken, try adding some butter on top before you bake it. Here are some other tips for How Long to Bake Thin Chicken.
The vegetables are so easy, y’all!
Broccoli is cut into even-ish pieces and then tossed in olive oil. After sprinkling with The Usual, you’ll toss it all on the sheet pan, then place each broccoli piece so it’s flattest side down.
For the potatoes, I did a combination of both sliced russet wedges and sweet potato wedges. Mainly, I didn’t know who would eat what kind of potato!
Potato wedges are amazing, and so versatile! Plus, they’re a variation on shape for a roasted dinner party.
The potatoes take the longest, and the biggest tip I have for you is to make all your wedges the same size. As close as possible! This way, they’ll cook evenly.
Lay the wedges out flat, drizzle one side with olive oil and The Usual, then turn each one over and do it again.
Everything roasts at 425 degrees, and here are the cooking times:
Potatoes: 35 minutes, turning over halfway through
Chicken: 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken. You want the internal temperature to reach 165 degrees!
Broccoli: 12-15 minutes. Not long at all, and you want to keep an eye on it, so it’s not burning. You want the tops browned, and crunchy, but not the whole piece!
Serving a Roasted Dinner
While your dinner roasts in the oven, you can break up a couple of balls of Buratta, and top it with Tomato Salad! I keep this tomato salad in my fridge all week long and use it on lots of dishes.
When there is 5 minutes left on the oven timer, place your french baguette into the oven. Let it heat up, then remove and slice. Serve it alongside the tomato salad.
When it’s dinner time, put your plates at the front of the buffet line, and let people help themselves.
Enjoy this super easy dinner party menu idea! I hope you love it as much as we did!
You can use any seasoning blend you like best, feel free to get creative!
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How to host a roast dinner party is the dinner party menu you’ve been craving! Simple roasted chicken cutlets, broccoli, and potatoes
- 6–8 Thin Cut Chicken Breasts
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 TBS The Usual
- 1 Butter Pat per chicken piece
- 1 lb. Broccoli Florets
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 TBS The Usual
- 2 Large Russet Potatoes
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
- 3 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 TBS The Usual
- Preheat your oven to 425˚.
- In a baking tray, place the thin chicken and coat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle one tablespoon of The Usual seasoning over all the chicken, coating both sides. Place a pat of butter on each chicken piece, and set the tray to the side.
- On a half sheet tray, dump your broccoli florets out. If there are any really large pieces, cut them down so they’re all about the same size.
- Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle one tablespoon of The Usual over the broccoli. Use clean hands to toss it all so the broccoli gets evenly oiled and seasoned.
- Place each floret with the flattest side on the bottom. Set the pan to the side.
- Slice your washed potatoes into wedges, around the same size.
- Place the wedges on a half sheet pan and drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 a tablespoon of The Usual. Just sprinkle it evenly over the potato wedges.
- Flip the wedges over, and use the rest of the olive oil and seasoning to coat the other side.
- Place the potatoes in your oven FIRST, and set a timer for 12 minutes.
- After 12 minutes, add the chicken baking tray to the oven. You can check to see how the potatoes are roasting. If you flip them over, and one doesn’t flip over easily, place it back in the oven and let it roast for a few more minutes.
- After the potatoes have roasted for 15-20 minutes (the chicken will still be cooking!), remove from the oven and flip each potato wedge over. Place back into the oven and continue to roast for another 15 minutes.
- Add your broccoli into the oven when you add your potatoes back. Let the broccoli roast for 12-15 minutes.
- The chicken doesn’t need to be turned, but let it cook until it’s 165 degrees internally.
- Remove everything from the oven, and place it on your buffet line.
- Dinner is ready to serve!
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