Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

For an easy, warming family casserole on a budget, this one-pot ticks all the boxes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal326
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.82g
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  • 1 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…

  • 8 bone-in chicken thigh, skin removed
  • 2 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 350g parsnip, cut into sticks



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • few thyme sprigs


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

  • flat-leaf parsley, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan or shallow casserole with a lid. Brown the chicken until golden, then set aside. Heat the remaining oil, then cook the onions for 5 mins until softened.

  2. Nestle the thighs back amongst the onions and add the parnips. Mix the stock with the mustard and honey, then pour in. Scatter over the thyme, then bring to a simmer. Cover, then cook for 30 mins (or longer, see tip) until the chicken is tender, then season. Serve with steamed greens.

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Comments (239)

rachleevil's picture

I am making this dish for the 6th time, we love it in our house!!! I use chicken breasts which also does the trick....i agree that its a moreish dish.

mamaroo's picture

Really loved this recipe! I did add some flour and cream to make the dish really comforting. Although I did find that doing this dulled some of the flavour, but I just increased some of the amounts and it was lovely.The chicken was really tender and the sweetness of the whole dish was so moreish, Ill be making this a regular feature in my kitchen.

pelupi's picture

Very good. Will definitely do again

pelupi's picture

Very good. Will definitely do again

joannearkell's picture

sooo tasty!

fmcroberts's picture

I've made this with chicken breasts and thighs and it's definitely best with thighs. A lovely savoury recipe.

withfrecklesandlove's picture

VERY yummy! Added carrots aswell as the parsnips as my husband hates parsnips! He loved it! x

carolmlincoln's picture

Gorgeous Chicken dish easy to make even easier to eat yum yum.

traciekan's picture

lovely dish, i served with good old mash and it went down a treat.

curlyrara's picture

Really tasty and easy to cook - will do this again

moffatts's picture

Loved this dish, but you need to carefull what you serve it with. Because of the sweetness my other half found it's best not served with sweetcorn.

waltert's picture

good dish i made it yesterday for lunch,the whole lot went,next time i make it i may add some chopped pinapple and alittle juice to the sauce.

yummyam1's picture

made this last night . it was so easy to prepare and so so tasty . my 5 year old twin girls gave me a thumbs up !

weemouse's picture

Quick easy and very tasty :)
I added a little extra honey

sanginicrane's picture

Have made this twice now and doubled the quantity to feed a crowd. Really nice and easy.

carolll's picture

I have made this recipe several times now as it is a firm favourite with both my husband and son (and me). I have found if I am doing the butter nut squash and sweet potato mash that the parsnips are to much. So like others I have added carrots and other veg instead

nicolamd's picture

I didnt have parsnips so used carrots instead. Was so tasty will deffo be making this again ..

babybex's picture

my husband dosent like parsnips, carrots work better.

katelover88's picture

Easy and delicious

lornadennis's picture

I too found it too sweet and again the parsnips went mushy. Won't do again. Chicken was very tender though.


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