Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
An easy one-pot dish combining sticky chicken with delicious roasted vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal484
  • fat23g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.83g
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  • 750g small new potatoes, such as Charlottes, halved
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 small red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 head of garlic, separated into cloves



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 heaped tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunky pieces
  • 2 large courgettes, halved lengthways and very thickly sliced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • few sprigs fresh thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 large chicken leg portions


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the potatoes, onions, all but 2 garlic cloves and half the oil in a large roasting tin with seasoning to taste. Roast for 15 mins.

  2. Meanwhile crush the remaining garlic and mix with the maple syrup, mustard, remaining oil and seasoning to taste.

  3. Toss the pepper, courgettes and thyme with the potatoes, then arrange the chicken portions on top and brush liberally with the maple syrup mixture. Roast for 45 mins to 1 hr until the chicken is golden and sticky and the vegetables are tender. Serve with rocket or green beans.

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Comments (31)

helenhodgson's picture

Delicious. Used chicken breast cut into largish chunks then coated in the syrup mix without any oil and it worked fine. Used individual bowls and served straight to table. Definitely make again.

dodcal's picture

Added carrot sticks and used thighs, left off the olive oil and rubbed in a teeny weeny amount of sunflower on the top side of the chicken thighs with the maple sause and wholegrain mustard.

looey82's picture

Easy and very tasty. Have made several times. Got the thumbs up from my family.

ladynellington's picture

Yum yum YUM! Absolutely lovely.

chanelc's picture

Wow! Just had this for dinner and both me and the boyf were impressed! The smell coming from the kitchen was amazing and the taste even better! there was a lot of liquid around the veg from the chicken so may cook separately next time to prevent the soggy veg but is def on the menu for the future! Enjoy all

profilea2's picture

Really yummy. a family favourite now. I tend to fully coat the chicken with the marinade and cook it bottom side up for the first 30 mins before turning it right side up so the underside is crunchy too.

guacamole's picture

Cooked this tonite. It was a discovery! I added carrots and cooked it at the same time with the potatoes. Be generous in using onions and the maple-mustard sauce! This meal is a winner!

guacamole's picture

Cooked this tonite. It was a discovery! I added carrots and cooked it at the same time with the potatoes. Be generous in using onions and the maple-mustard sauce! This meal is a winner!

theboysandi's picture

I tried it with honey instead it was fantastic

marcekpl's picture

This is so yummy!

zoegreenall's picture

Didn't cook the vegetables but the chicken was delicious roasted in the oven and then finished on the barbeque. Easy to prepare and makes really crispy chicken skin!

helloknitty's picture

Very tasty and easy. Made this dish using chicken drumsticks which turned out sticky and very tender. Next time will try marinating the chicken in the maple syrup mixture for a few hours or overnight to absorb more flavour. Will also try brushing the mixture on a whole roast chicken.

melrice's picture

This is one of my favourite, it's easy and very tasty. It's a regular in our house, the whole family love it.

eiddwenlovesrygbi's picture

This recipe was very easy and very healthy as a family we're trying a new recipe from the list of recipes each week, this one was delicious, perhaps more veg next time - brilliant fro students in Swansea & Liverpool !!!

nosila65's picture

I added some leftover squash easy!

a-maguire2109's picture

I made this recipe for the first time last wek and thought it was gorgeous! Will definately make again am going to try with chicken fillets with skin on next time.

hambyhugh's picture

We absolutely loved this recipe, this will be one to make again!

missfrosty's picture

Do you think I could make it with a roast chicken ?

joanne.webb's picture

I'm sorry to say but I was so keen on this, everything just tasted the same and it was very greasy. I don't think this will be in my favourites.

tphotiou's picture

Great one pot meal. Made it for a dinner party and it went down so well that I had to give them the recipe afterwards. Easy to prepare which is always a bonus and a great mix of veg. The maple syrup was beautifully sweet on the chicken but not overpowering in the slightest. I will make again.


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