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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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!

helenew's picture
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Brilliant dish, my husband and I will defiantly be having this one again. We used one veggie and one chicken stock (as didn't have enough veggie stock) Which tasted fine. I used sugar snap peas instead of peas and also added more pesto (another tbsp)

Next time i will add the broccoli 5 minutes or so early as i found the potatoes were already cooked by the end of the 30 minutes.

helenew's picture
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Brilliant dish, my husband and I will defiantly be having this one again. We used one veggie and one chicken stock (as didn't have enough veggie stock) Which tasted fine. I used sugar snap peas instead of peas and also added more pesto (another tbsp)

Next time i will add the broccoli 5 minutes or so early as i found the potatoes were already cooked by the end of the 30 minutes.

Foodmonster2's picture
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This has become one of our regular midweek dinners - it is so healthy, yet delicious. I often use carrotts instead of broccoli to add more colour (and sweetness) to the plate. Agree that too much veg in this recipe. My husband keeps complaining that the sauce is too runny, so might add a little flour next time to thicken it a little.

mcjools's picture
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I made the recipe exactly as stated and we both loved it. So tasty and so overwhelmingly tasty! Highly recommended, will definitely be making again.

gypsie's picture
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I found this recipe really bland, I could only taste the pesto. It also didnt look great, like a thick murky pesto soup.

trapieter's picture
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this was yummy! Next time I will do double as wanted more! I agree with many on here though no need for all the veg, I used half and it was more than enough.

kerdia's picture

I made this last night and it went down very well, nice and easy to make and bonus for only using one pot! I used pak choi instead of the greens but used rest of veg in recipe I used chopped chicken breasts aswell and a little more stock so it was more soupy, served with lots of crusty bread, no complaints, I also like the idea of using the pesto.

ShivyDevon's picture
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Gorgeous! Even nicer with freshly home grown peas - melt in the mouth. Only thing we were missing was some crusty bread to soak up the juices. Wonderful!

ShivyDevon's picture
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Gorgeous! Even nicer with freshly home grown peas - melt in the mouth. Only thing we were missing was some crusty bread to soak up the juices. Wonderful!

jeanh-b's picture

this is a great dish, i used up some shredded cabbage, leeks and green beans and we all loved it, very cheap to make as well as i only had to buy the chicken. will definately do it again mid week with all unused veg from weekend!

dancingbunny's picture
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Really tasty and filling, boyfriend was loving it even though he's not that keen on vegetables! Will definitely make again, as it was easy and even withstood the extra half hour I simmered it because I was distracted. Lovely lovely recipe. I tasted a little bit before putting the pesto in and it was great then too, so if you don't like pesto, it will still be great.

louisahay's picture

I used asparagus instead of spring veg. And didn't have pesto but it was still a huge hit. My 2 and 4 year old boys ate it up very quickly too which is a great sign. Will make again with extra potatos for my husband.

farside's picture
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this is cooking for the stupid (of which I am one) it's great - chuck it all in and just wait, then dish up something lush.

debetha's picture
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Nice. Used one-and-a-half the amount of chicken, and twice the veg, and only have a small amount left over - 2 adults, and 3 small kids. It was a hit with the 6, 3 and 1 year old, all of it! Used chicken breasts, thighs would be better as the breast was a little dry. Will use more pesto/ extra basil next time, and some mint, as if anything was a little bland - which is probably why the kids loved it!

tellybwmbas's picture
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Superpuper.....lovely recipe and sooo easy. On my favourite list for convenience and taste!

lizel-mare's picture
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Made this over the weekend and loved it, loved it, loved it!!! I used all sorts of green veg that I had in the kitchen and it was delicious!!

dawnfox's picture

Made this as a family lunch, it was a hit. I found it easy to prepare and an inexpensive meal to serve . I will be making this again.

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