Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

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(222 ratings)

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)

mel1983's picture

Delicious - made with chicken breasts instead but next time would add the parsnips a little later as they did go a bit mushy - though this was perhaps because I had it on for half hour longer while waiting for friends.

sammendez1's picture

Quite sweet, comforting, warm dinner for a winter's night.
Will definitely make again soon.
I served with crushed potatoes.


lbladen2's picture

Absolutely loved this recipe. Used turkey breast pieces instead of chicken and worked really well. I think it would work equally well with sausages too.

kerriannecox's picture

I agree it was far to sweet however i still enjoyed it. If i ever make it again I'll use less honey and chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.

macauley11's picture

lovely! although i would put a little less honey in next time as found it a bit too sweet...but a big thumbs up from my husband and son.

Lovely72's picture

Very easy and really tasty. Cooked in the oven for about 90 mins, chicken was really tender. Only gave 5 stars instead of 6 as slightly too sweet, will add a little less honey next time and I'm sure it will get the full 6!

wcameron's picture

I made this in my slow cooker it was fab, I left the parsnips a bit chunkier because of some of the comments that were left and they didn't go mushy. It was enjoyed by all the family including my 5 year old son who can be a bit lazy at eating. I would make again

todydog's picture

This was a great recipe and I used up some rather tired parsnips. I used chicken breast as I had them in the fridge. I left it cooking on a very low heat for well over an hour and a half, I just added a little more liquid to it when my other half rang to say he would be late home.
Will do this one again

sbuttimer's picture

Just used half the specified amount of honey due to other comments but otherwise stuck to the recipe. This tasted amazing - so good and so quick and easy.

doobyden's picture

Definitely needed more flavour. Think I'll use chicken stock and more honey and mustard next time. Actually, to keep cals down, will use Agave syrup instead of honey. I used about 500ml stock as there wasn't enough liquor and had to thicken with arrowroot which gave it a lovely, glossy consistency.

emmacatignani's picture

Not the best meal ever but then again not the worst. Wouldn't jump to make this again.

denmau123's picture

Quick,easy chicken dish. I thickened stock with cornflour. Lovely flavour not too sweet.

cloud_surfer's picture

Rustled this up last night & my word, it was delicious! Will definitely be making this again........

pegohart1's picture

Yummy. Quick and easy, ideal for weekday dinner. Have made a couple of times now.

nyanidem's picture

Am going to try this as it sounds good but will change the parsnips which I loathe! for carrots.

schizofish's picture

Made this in the slow cooker with turkey pieces and carrots (because that's what was in the cupboard). Beautiful, lots of sauce and not too sweet. Will definitely make this again...and again and again.... :)

anniemanequin's picture

Lovely with some mashed potato. Added carrots with the parsnips and served with green beans as well to add more veg.

loz_kelly79's picture

Yum! Have made it a few times... Just added a few carrots and green beans for extra colour... Will do again and again!

readj31's picture

After a hard days trucking i came home top this delightfully simple recipee!! Me and my partner both enjoyed it very much and will for sure be cooking it again. Good work good food, good work!!


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