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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lipzeee's picture
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easy and yummy!

miikopiiko's picture
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Yum I cooked this tonight. I replaced the peas and brocoli with leeks. and it tasted great. So good that my friend had seconds and licked the plate clean!

donnamoons's picture

fresh but needs more flavour, I think a good quality chicken stock would help and some mixed herbs.

heidigough's picture
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My 10 month old baby found this to be too bland for him.

jb5370's picture
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Delicious! Love the pesto flavour.

donna176's picture
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My kids love this recipe - really healthy and easy to make. I change the vegetables depending on what I fancy and what is available - asparagus goes well, as do mange tout, sugar snap peas and baby corn. Definitely five stars.

eileenjb56's picture
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Easy to cook and very tasty!!

eileenjb56's picture
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Easy to cook and very tasty!!

superspend's picture
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I thought this was delicious! I added leeks instead of broccoli but you can use any green veg. I also put in 3 tablespoons of pesto

clm290765's picture
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Very simple, but yummy and light. The pesto really lifts the dish.

sarawalker3's picture
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Really nice flavours and simple to make. I did add just a touch more pesto at the end because i like it alot.

skye38's picture

Fabulous recipe, full of vibrant spring-time flavours. I made this exactly as the recipe suggested and it was quickly devoured by the whole family. There is something sooo satisfying about seeing kids eat this much green :o)

jgdon246's picture
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Extra tasty with the addition of more pesto.

rick22allen's picture
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Made this a number of times and love it, needs a little more pesto but you can play around with the Veg to meet you tastes

brightnewstar's picture
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I cooked this tonight, and although I strayed from the ingredients, using what I had in the house, making it an excellent store cupboard recipe, I used carrot, celery, pepper, green chilli in the base with chicken stock. Then added spinach with the spring onions later. I followed the basic recipe, and it was de-lic-ious. Oh, and I added a bit of mash potato (which I had leftover in the fridge) at the end which gave it a slightly creamy texture. Will be adding this one to my binder and cooking it again & again, mwah

gemmaperrior's picture
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Easy to cook and extremely tasty! Flatmates and bf loved it!

tinydancer's picture
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this was insanely good. I used green beans instead of spring greens as the kids love 'um. Its worth making your own pesto for this, it only takes a few minutes but its so much nicer than the store bought stuff.

mrendell1's picture
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So easy, and rather tasty!

steph2910's picture

Same, I wasn't sure I would like it (too green) but the flavors were great and tasted fantastic, even my kids ate it and liked it!

richard-cussen's picture
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This is a great tasting recipie, it has become a regular feature on my table!

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