Spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 270 kCal 14%
Fat 15.8g 23%
  -  Saturates 3.7g 19%
Carbohydrates 14.5g 14%
  -  of which Sugars 2.6g 3%
Protein 17.1g 34%
Salt 0.3g 5%
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  • Tender, skin-on chicken thighs are tossed with spring onions, Tenderstem broccoli, and sugar snap peas. 

    This spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables is infused with fresh lemon, sprinkled with oregano, and served with herby new potatoes. It takes just five minutes and three simple steps to make this hearty one-pot chicken thigh tray bake. This recipe serves four to six people.


    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 6 small skin-on chicken thighs
    • 150ml chicken stock
    • 6 spring onions
    • 100g Tenderstem broccoli
    • 100g sugar snaps
    • 1 lemon, quartered
    • small handful oregano
    • 500g new potatoes, to serve


    • Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Heat the oil in a flameproof and ovenproof dish on the hob until hot. Carefully add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden and crisp.

    • Remove from the hob and carefully pour over the stock and place in the oven for 15 minutes.

    • Remove the chicken from the oven and add the vegetables and lemon quarters to the pan, making sure to coat them in the stock, and season well. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are just tender. Scatter with oregano and serve with new potatoes.

    Top tips for making spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables

    You can use boneless chicken thighs if you’re cooking for kids, so you don’t have to bother with stripping the meat off the bone. Add any other seasonal greens to this dish that you might fancy including asparagus or handfuls of kale.

    As this recipe is just 270 calories per portion it's ideal as part of our 5:2 diet meal plan.

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