Cheap chicken roast recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 50 min
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  • This chicken roast will go down a treat on Sundays, but it’s so quick you can cook it midweek. And best of all, it costs less than a fiver!


    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 8 chicken thighs
    • 300g carrots, cut into 3cm pieces
    • 2 large parsnips, approx. 250g and cut into 3cm wedges
    • 750g potatoes e.g. King Edwards, cut into wedges
    • 1tbsp thyme leaves
    • 1tbsp honey
    • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce


    • Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6).

    • Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for 2 mins on each side. Transfer to a large roasting tin with all the vegetables and stir in the thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce.

    • Bake for 30 mins then drain most of the excess juice and reserve. Bake for a further 10 mins before serving with the reserved juice as gravy.

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