Annabel Karmel’s one pot chicken

We love Annabel Karmel’s new Busy Mum’s cookbook.

This delicious one pot chicken takes just 20 minutes to prepare and provides a nutritious meal for six ravenous family members. It’s also packed full of healthy spring vegetables so guilt-free, too.

One pot chicken with spring vegetables

Makes 6 portions PREP: 20 MINSCOOK: 1 HOUR 20 MINS

1.5–1.6 kg (3¼ –3½ lb) chicken

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp runny honey

1 tsp lemon juice

300 g (11 oz) baby new potatoes, scrubbed and any larger ones halved

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole

200 g (7 oz) baby carrots

300 ml (½ pint) hot chicken stock

300 ml (½ pint) white wine

100 g (4 oz) frozen peas

2 tbsp fresh tarragon leaves

salt and black pepper

STEP ONE Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.

STEP TWO Put the chicken into a large, shallow ovenproof dish or skillet. Drizzle over the olive oil, honey and lemon juice and season. Roast for 30 minutes until lightly golden brown, then add the potatoes, onion, garlic and carrots and toss to coat with the olive oil, honey and lemon in the dish around the chicken.

STEP THREE Pour the stock and wine over the vegetables, then put the dish back in the oven for a further 45 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through and the vegetables are tender (you might need to cover the chicken with foil if it is getting too brown). Add the peas and cook for a final 5 minutes.

STEP FOUR Remove from the oven and sprinkle with tarragon before serving.


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