Cheap chicken roast

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Mid week chicken roast
Mid week chicken roast
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6).
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Sheila Hallworth

I made mine with chicken quarters instead of thighs, freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of Worcester sauce, tarragon instead of thyme and onions instead of parsnips! Quick, easy, tasty.

Michael Owen

I made this last night, very easy, very tasty. I did add a few cloves of garlic (which I puréed and added to the gravy) and courgettes to the tin. I also made the gravy with the meat juices and red wine for some extra depth. This is a fantastic, tasty recipe and a great way to use up any left over vegetables in your fridge.


This chicken recipe is delicious. I have made it a few times now and have varied the vegetables. Always carrots but have added green beans and butternut squash. ( mmm ) It is so easy to make and so gorgeous. I would recommend trying it.


Have just made this delicious meal. I will definately be making this again. Very tasty, cheap and speedy. Thankyou.

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