Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This cheap and simple chicken one-pot makes for a fuss-free dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
695
protein
53g
carbs
29g
fat
42g
saturates
14g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
0.97g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 8 skin-on chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 500g baby potatoes
  • 200g green beans
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ small bunch tarragon, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix together the crème fraîche, mustard, garlic and stock with some seasoning. Arrange the chicken, skin-side up, in a roasting tray just large enough for the chicken and vegetables.
  2. Tuck the potatoes and beans in between the chicken pieces. Pour over the stock mixture then season the chicken and drizzle with honey. Cook for 40-45 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes tender. Scatter over the tarragon before serving

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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abii's picture

Stumbled across this gem when I had exactly this amount of stock and creme fraiche to use up (thanks Good Food website), and despite messing up the timings I can tell this is going to become a regular in our family. We only had chicken breasts so I browned them first, added the beans halfway through as suggested but cooked the potatoes for longer since mine were too big. Almost as easy as doing fish and chips from the freezer :)

janjan87's picture

Just had this for our dinner, it tasted amazing wow! I par boiled my baby new potatoes for 10 mins, then roasted them on their own in the oven for 15 mins. I kept the sauce mix the same, just doubled it for more sauce. Put the chicken in the middle of the roasting tray and potatoes round the end. Kept baisting the chicken with the sauce and turning the potatoes every so often. Ended up cooking the dish for about an hour and a half. The baisting kept the chicken lovely and moist and the potatoes were perfectly soft. I steamed the beans and some baby carrots separately. All in all a very enjoyable meal. With the amounts given, we both ate and had a meal left over for the next day :o)

valor2010's picture

Great basic recipe ie the stock, honey (agree with everyone else, you only need half the amount given in the recipe), mustard and creme fraiche make a lovely sauce but after that I would say make it to suit yourself! I simmered it for about an hour on top of the oven and used onion, celery and courgette because that is what I had. Served it with mash rather than putting potatoes in it and it was delicious!

gillh007's picture

5 Stars! Not sure this rating button works. Anyhow, this is totally amazing. I followed advice, only one spoon of honey, and for me gave the right sweetness. Beans added halfway through. Serve with crusty bread....job done. Will do again. Great for entertaining, looks and smells fab.

istara's picture

1. The green beans come out perfectly for me: make sure you tuck them down between the chicken pieces and spuds, and you end up with crunchy green beans in the middle, with lovely crispy ends where they curve and poke up above. It's a different way to have beans than people may be used to, they're a bit more like some of the wok-fried beans you get in Chinese cooking, but they're very delicious.

2. Definitely use half the amount of honey

3. Dried tarragon works well if you don't have fresh

4. I also add a teaspoon of hot English mustard

picklenumber6's picture

4 STARS (wouldn't let me rate)...A favourite with my partner and very cheap to produce. It's a highly impressive/semi-stylish dish which takes minimal preparation and time. Although the flavour is a little samey after the first couple of mouthfuls (seeing as though everything is doused in the liquid mixture), because it is such a nice flavour, it doesn't seem to matter. My partner as begged me to make this eversince and I hve shared it with a lot of friends, for sheer convenience alone!

pennydath's picture

My 13 year old son made this for the first time, it's that easy to make! Has become a firm family favourite - so tasty and no dishes to wash up...

9876543's picture

Definitely cook greens separately or add near the end.
I removed chicken skin and wrapped in smoked bacon.

choare's picture

Lovely recipe. Kids love it too.

123caz456's picture
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Easy cheap and delicious, just make sure you put it on 45-1hr before you get hungry :D

mazam86's picture
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lovely

dawnieprawn's picture
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This was delicious, the best bit is that once you have done the preparation you can just leave it and get on with something else. Part way through cooking it looked like the green beans were burning so I took it out of the oven and tucked them further under the sauce, they turned out just right. My 7 year old said yuk I don't like green beans, then proceeded to eat the lot because the sauce was so yummy!

Ashlees_x's picture
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For me 2 tbsp of honey was far too much, it totally overtook the flavour and made it far too sweet. Maybe 1 tsp of honey would've been better for me.

Also, a couple of tips no matter what your taste:

make sure u add the potatoes when u put the chicken in as I thought due to the fact everyone said there veg were overcooked id add them in the last 20mins as u would in normal steam cooking but they were still very hard.

And, make sure u crisp the chicken skin up beforehand as it wont quite obviously get crispy. so Id suggest to avoid more washing up, fry it in your dish then add all the ingredients after and whack in the oven!

michala2160's picture
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Very tasty meal and even my kids have insisted that I cook this again!

richwinn's picture
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My family love this quick easy recipe, It has all the things in it that kids like.

Did what most other people said and put the green beans in 10 mins at the end to avoid incineration, but other than that didn't change anything else. No need to its lovely as it is.

Rachel

lau70lau's picture
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Delicious! didn't stray much from recipe, just added green beans later (after 60s in microwave) as recommended and added some leftover asparagus and shallots too. Ridiculously easy and very much enjoyed :)

salisali's picture
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Family loved it, I added the green beans twenty minutes later, seemed to work fine, and out of lazyness used tin potatoes, sure fresh would bebetter but it didn't stop this being loved by husband and children. I loved the speed and ease of making it, totally effortless. Fantastic.

kulucriss's picture
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very tasty, but do agree about cooking the beans separately,

elizabethjrogers's picture

I made this on Sunday instead of the regular roast and it was delicious and sooooo simple. Though I did skip the green beans due to the comments, and used halved spring onions instead which was very tasty!
Perfect for a I can't be bothered to cook day =]

fairypetal's picture
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made this for dinner the other night.......used chicken breasts as that was what I had in the fridge. Took other comments on board, and I added some carrot and peppers to the mix, and cooked the green beans seperate. Served with broccoli and a little white to soak up the sauce.....was really nice, even the children(3 yrs and 18 months) ate it all.

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