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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yippie's picture
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I love this recipe! It never fails to impress anyone that comes for dinner - although presentation wise it can look like a big green mess!! (But that's just my serving technique i think!!)
I used spinach instead of the spring greens and added an extra dollop of pesto.

sweetassugar's picture

can you use chicken brests for this recipe?

advise anyone?

karinubbiali's picture
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I've made this recipe in a cooking class for people with diabetes and they all love it! We made fresh pesto which is so fast and tastier than the one you buy in jars.
You can also try different greens

clairemcbride's picture
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Don't know if I went wrong with this recipe but found it very liquidy and lacked flavour, however my boyfriend really enjoyed it. Will add more pesto next time, as want to try it again since everybody else has enjoyed it so much!

sjhind's picture
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A wonderful recipe, so easy to make and very tasty.

kkate08's picture

Great recipe - one of my favourites

slr1711's picture
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Fabulous. Full marks from both my husband and our 18 month old son who could not get enough! I used a tomato pesto and it was very tasty as well as pleasing to the eye.

datsie's picture
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This is a really yummy dish! And even better if you make your own pesto.

denisebrise's picture
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Delicious, light, tasty. Didn't have potatoes, so I cooked everything as per recipe and cooked some basmati rice on the side. Served in a deep plates with a little less liquid. Worked a treat.

rhardman's picture
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My first attempt at real cooking. Really easy and my 8 year old son loved it. Will make a bigger lot next time and invite the family round!

rachelastley's picture
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Really, really love this recipe. So tasty and relatively easy to prepare and cook. Even my hubby loves it, and he is vegetable averse! An easy way to get some of his 5-a-day down him!!

philhowlett's picture
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Excellent, so easy to prepare and put together. Wasn't sure about the pesto but boy does it make the difference. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick and easy midweek meal, that is also healthy.

faymclean1's picture
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All of family enjoyed. Forgot to put pesto in but still tasted great

nildesperandum's picture
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forgot to add rating! first feedback left:)

nildesperandum's picture
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put in minted peas and some courgette otherwise did recipe. Very tasty would do again.

kathryndavies's picture
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Lovely

cara82's picture
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Absolutely loved this recipe and my flatmates were blown away. So easy to prepare and so flavoursome. They had fun guessing that the secret ingredient was the pesto!

emmacatignani's picture

This went down a treat. I had some left over roast chicken in the fridge, so didn't bother cooking the chicken, instead adding cold shredded chicken at the end and that was fantastic. In fact we had some of the stew left over and reheated that with no chicken in it and it was still tasty.
I followed the amounts of veg in the recipe and it was pretty veg heavy, but a great way to eat lots of greens in a tasty way!

karinaya's picture
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Didnt know what spring greens consisted of so used spinnach, leeks, green beans, pettit pois and some carrots. Mixed a veg and chicken stock cube together and added 3 tbsp of green pesto. Made far too much but went down a treat, dont think you can go wrong with this recipe delicious :o)

hermionesheldon's picture
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Really tasty and easy to prepare. Used up spinach and cauliflower and some past their best spring onions and it was still really nice. Did have any new potatoes either so just chopped up normal ones were chucked in. Rebecca (5) said, "This is really nice Mum!", praise indeed

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