Fall has me craving roasted, one-pan meals like this roast chicken with apple-carrot mash. I used to roast whole chickens weekly, but for some undetermined reason the habit dropped off last spring. Luckily, Fall is the best reason to revive the habit.
For this meal, the chicken is seasoned simply with salt and pepper. I wanted to keep it very basic, because the star of the show is the apple-carrot mash! You’ll roast the chicken over the fruit and veggies, letting the drippings from the meat flavor what will become a rustic, slightly sweet mash to serve with the chicken.