One-pan roast dinner

One-pan roast dinner

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins


Serves 4
Take the stress out of a Sunday roast with this one-pan recipe that couldn't be simpler

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal845
  • fat51g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre7g
  • protein55g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1½ kg chicken



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 lemon, halved



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g softened butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 750g potatoes, chopped into roastie size



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

  • about 7 carrots, roughly 500g, each chopped into 2-3 chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 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…

  • 100g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Marmite


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Snip the string or elastic off the chicken if it’s tied up, then place in a big roasting tin. Shove the lemon halves into the cavity. Rub the butter, herbs and seasoning all over the chicken. Put the potatoes and carrots around it, drizzle everything with oil, season and toss together.

  2. Roast for 20 mins, then turn the oven down to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and roast for 50 mins more. Stir the peas, stock and Marmite into the veg in the tin, then return to the oven for 10 mins more.

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Comments (21)

lizleicester's picture

This is as simple and delicious as it looks. Bunged the chicken and vegetables into a roasting pan and then an hour or so later, there was a delicious meal ready to eat.

surfnirvana's picture

Delicious and very easy! There was quite a lot of liquid so I would reduce this next time, but all the veggies were really good and chicken lovely & moist.

salwah's picture

I made the Mediterranean version (with added butternut squash and some courgette that needed using) and it was delicious! Very simple too. There was a lot of moisture in the veg so the potatoes were soggier rather than crispy but they still tasted great. Will definitely make again.

daviesx4's picture

Can't praise this recipe enough, so easy, so tasty. 5 star rating from me

dottie69's picture

This meal fab!! I've cooked quite a few times now. It's just perfect. I'm a nanny and look after 3 kiddies and the mum often buys a chicken so when I cooked it this way she was very impressed. A simple way to do a roast, and very tasty! I also added leeks.

macskitchen's picture

This was great. Parboiled and seasoned potatoes for 5 mins before putting them in with the chicken. Used leeks instead of carrots (they don't need as long in the pan), and did asparagus too. Mrs Mac thought the chicken delicious - high praise indeed!

kristi123's picture

Made this today for Mother's Day for my bfs mum. I didn't add the potatoes. I used parsnips instead. Also roasted my chicken a bit before the veg as it was 1.7kg. Turned out wonderful! Needed to drain excess fat towards the end so the veg wasn't soggy but we all loved it x

gwenno71's picture

The easiest meal I have ever cooked. Delicious.

jamfor's picture

So easy and so delicious. Sunday lunch in one pan, perfect.

mandi1165's picture

Just delicious!

jasmica's picture

I am trying this for the first time today but the veg is piled so high around the chicken (using the largest roasting tin I have). I'm very dubious that it will cook..........

jenmorse555's picture

I love this recipe. So easy and delicious and the feature of week 2 of my mission to cook a different roast chicken each week.

bosleyp's picture

Roast chicken was planned so I decided a simple variation would be great! Changed the veg according to what we had available and adjusted times a bit as the chicken was 2 kg.
I used potatoes, parsnip (no turnips) and wedged onion (from the garden) but kept the carrot back until the last 30 minutes as they were very fine (they cooked well but didn't frazzle). We had some asparagus so I dropped them in, with the stock, for the last 10 minutes, instead of the peas; if you try this, make sure that they are settled in to the stock well.
Chipolata sausage roasted in honey for 30 minutes went well with the dish.

Oh, and NO marmite - don't like it so it doesn't live in our store cupboard

bobbyroo's picture

What Can I Say Except AMAZING!!!

jayzee's picture

Absolutely briliant. Can't praise enough for its ease and taste! I've done this twice already, now back for a third time within a few weeks! Great when you haven't got time or don't want countless pots to wash. Gravy is really yummy although my partner likes his a bit thicker so I did add some granules second time round. Gorgeous! (Make your own yorkies on the side, failing that, crusty bread to mop up the gorgeous gravy)

diane7liverpool's picture

So easily I managed to cook it and do the gardening all at once. Will make anyone look like a domestic goddess! Yummy!

stephski86's picture

I didn't use all of this recipe, used the roasting veg in the pan bit while cooking a roast lamb, and it turned out perfectly. Also used the marmite, and stock etc my partner said it was the best roast he'd ever had!

sketches's picture

I didn't add the marmite because I don't own any and didn't want to buy it for the recipe. A really nice simple recipe for when I don't have a decent amount of time to cook a roast.

ailiejan's picture

I've never roasted my veg in the same pan before! I was a bit dubious, but didn't have time to do dinner any other way(!) and it worked brilliantly. I didn't add the dried herbs, but did add a teaspoon of mustard in with the marmite. It was fab. I will definitely do this again.

annettej's picture

Have tried this and the spiced roast and both were absolutely delicious. Doing it again tomorrow!


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