Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
This cheap and simple chicken one-pot makes for a fuss-free dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal695
  • fat42g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein53g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 8 skin-on chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 500g baby potatoes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 200g green beans
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ small bunch tarragon, roughly chopped



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  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

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Comments (108)

kel113's picture

Could you serve this dish with spinach

robrabbit33's picture

The flavours of the sauce are excellent. As others have suggested, part cook your choice of veg and add half way through the baking. This dish can be kept simple as a mid-week supper or refined for a dinner for friends (substitute chicken breasts, marinade over-night, serve with separate veg). Its the sauce that does it.

katejo's picture

I have made this one twice now. I also found that the beans shrivelled and dried so, on the second occasion, I replaced them with thickly cut courgettes which turned out much better. It was easy to scale down for just 1-2 people. i reduced the amount of chicken and potatoes but kept the sauce quantities almost the same.
The combination of creme fraiche, garlic and honey makes the sauce delicious. I used a low fat creme fraiche this time but it was just as good.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very easy to put together and the sauce was lovely. I cooked the green beans separately after taking account of the above comments about them drying up. Very popular with my teenage son.

elsvuijsters's picture

made this last night for dinner, it was good! Again,I did not use the green beans either but 10 min. before the dish was done I did ad a good handful of frozen peas! It made a very nice and easy midweek-meal,will cook it again for sure!

krieken's picture

Very easy very tasty. Even got the thumbs up from my 11 year old who really 'hates' green beens. He even took an other serving !!!
Used dried tarragon also worked well.

bosleyp's picture

Update on last comment
I did full quantities for the 2 of us, so there was half left. We put it in a casserole in the fridge with chicken on top of the sauce, beans etc and then had it as another meal.
Let dish warm to room temperature and then cook for 15 mins at 180 C FAN , then cover and cook for another 25 mins. For last section, we cooked some Yorkshire puds to add to few potatoes left.
Flavours of sauce had matured and were even nicer.

bosleyp's picture

I read all the reviews and we tried this a couple of nights ago. I can confirm that the beans shrivel (yes, guess who forgot the advice?? ;-0).
Maybe I will try adding part-way through next time (or just go for asparagus as we DO love that).
Didn't have any grainy mustard, so we just used dijon and the flavour was still very nice.

carroll34's picture

Quick and easy mid-week meal, ready and in the oven in 10 minutes. Delicious, succulent chicken with a lovely sauce. I have also tried it swapping the beans for Asparagus and it was even nicer. Might also try next time alternative potatoes so that juices are soaked up a bit.

lyraverde's picture

Loved this recipe, sauce was beautiful. Only problem I had was that the potatoes weren't quite cooked after 50 mins. I could only find standard new potatoes so I think I either needed to cut them smaller or par boil them first. Used frozen green beans straight into the dish instead of fresh and this worked really well.

annie2817's picture

Both Darren and I thought this dish was amazing, so good we had it the next night aswell!! I replaced a little of the stock with some white wine and included the tarragon with the sauce to add depth to the flavour. Will be a favourite for sure!!

lucyrumens's picture

I think this is going to become a family favourite because it's so easy, you just shove it in the oven for 40 mins. Next time I think I'll add more veggies, maybe unpeeled baby carrots. Tinned potatoes were a fine, cheaper, quicker alternative to 'the real thing'.

katvic's picture

very quick and easy to make

rbarkhuysen's picture

So so good! We've made it twice now and its delicious, definitely a new family favourite!

lyndsb1's picture

Amazing. Simple to make. I also used chicken breasts. Will definately try Smurfhead's suggestion of marinating overnight. I can't wait to try again and bonus the other half loves it !

nicolettabjones's picture

Forgot to rate the recipe!

nicolettabjones's picture

Try with frozen peas, it is delicious!

smurfhead's picture

Liked this alot! Used chicken breasts (seared to keep moist) as i dont like bones too much and it was delightful. Have had again since. Would recommend more tarragon and to marinade the chicken breasts overnight in the marinade to tenderise the chicken.

potteramy100's picture

Lovely and very easy

07977253060's picture

This looks good, I think I will experiment with this too.


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