Spring chicken in a pot

Spring chicken in a pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Casseroles aren't just for winter - this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
339
protein
36g
carbs
27g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
8g
sugar
12g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 300g small new potatoes
  • 425ml low-salt vegetable stock (such as Kallo low-salt vegetable stock cubes)
  • 350g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 350g spring greens, shredded
  • 140g petits pois
  • bunch spring onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp pesto

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan. Add the onion, gently fry for 5 mins until softened, add the chicken, then fry until lightly coloured. Add the potatoes, stock and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, then bring to the boil. Cover, then simmer for 30 mins until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked. Can be frozen at this point.
  2. Add the broccoli, spring greens, petit pois and spring onions, stir well, then return to the boil. Cover, then cook for 5 mins more, stir in the pesto and heat through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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graemewilliams1's picture

This is a super healthy and delicious recipe that has become a weekly favourite in our house. My husband can't stand peas so we substitute those for leeks and its a total winner. I always double the quantities and add extra stock as otherwise there's just not enough!

inkypink's picture

Really tasty and very easy, I thought the greens looked too much before putting into the pot but it worked very well. I used part white cabbage, part savoy plus the broccoli and peas and it had a nice texture and colour.

sookiepie's picture
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For me this was a little too watery and could have done with a bit more flavour. I really liked the cooking technique of the chicken thigh fillets and new potatoes all in one pan, I just think the sauce was lacking something.

dishymummy's picture
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This tasted fantastic but didn't look so hot on the plate! Despite using a large pot, there were a lot of vegetables that needed to be stirred and the delicate broccoli got a bit bashed especially when the pesto was added at the end. I will make this again because it tasted so good but will add the pesto before the vegetables and perhaps steam the broccoli seperately. I was initially unsure about the pesto but it really makes the dish.

natz1983's picture

made this for a dinner party and was absolutely delicious and very filling

little_bear's picture
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Best chicken stew ever - I have lost count of how many times I have made it! I often vary the vegetables - green peppers and courgettes work particularly well. Its a very light stew so great for anytime of the year and very quick and easy.

nic81081's picture

This was surprisingly tasty. Will definately be making it again. And it's low calorie :)

au_contraire85's picture
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Really lovely!

emmclean's picture
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One of my favourites, although I tend to really cut down on the pesto or it can be overpowering. Overall, cheap and delicious!

louiseinbolton's picture
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Very tasty dish, easy to make.. I used a mixture of cabbage and leek instead of spring greens and was superb. Several people tried it and not one had a bad word for it.

franhl's picture
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winner with all the family and very easy to do.

rudi51's picture

Really enjoyed this, used cabbage and added sour cream at the end. Beautiful :)

jacoakley's picture

I am not a fan of pesto so added wholegrain mustard instead. Delicious!! :-)

helers's picture
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I used 'bone in' chicken but skinless thighs as I think the 'bone in' gives more flavour. I also used chicken stock instead of veg. Everyone loved it and will definitely be making it again.

sammas1984's picture
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Easy and delicious. Even my boyfriend really liked it!

-clare-'s picture

I was a little dubious at first but it really is a great tasting dish! I chuck in any green veg that happens to be in the fridge, which keeps it seasonal too. A nice, healthy, family pleasing dinner. Serve with a crusty loaf if there are VERY hungry mouths to feed, and great for mopping up plates!

skgixer's picture
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What a great recipe! Easy and quick to do and everyone loves it including my 1year old daughter.

blossomcrown's picture
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Didn't like this, thought it was really bland and just tasted of soggy cabbage. I made lots with some to freeze, but just chucked away the rest of what we didn't eat :(

sammy_lou's picture
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I was a little startled by the huge mass of spring greens that was required, but this did occupy a lot less space when it was cooked. Easy to make. Tasted lovely. Would definitly do it again.

brownclaire75's picture

A good healthy meal. Rather too many spring greens and could have done with a little more cooking than suggested at the end but nutritious and a change from my usual style of cooking.

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