When the midweek meal struggle is too much, you can always rely on a super simple one-pan recipe. If your idea of a substantial supper is a roast chicken, you’re in luck. We also have low-hassle ideas for sumptuous salmon, herby lamb and well-seasoned pork.
Why not start with a healthy version of your favourite classic roast chicken? If that doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, we have 10 easy, filling recipes the family will love.
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We have plenty of wonderful one-pans to choose from…
1. Amatriciana chicken traybake
Inspired by the classic Italian pasta sauce, this easy chicken one-pan recipe is packed with chicken thighs, new potatoes and crispy bacon. Add a sprinkling of chilli or a handful, depending on how well you handle spice. Serve with fresh crusty bread for mopping up the tomato sauce.
2. Rosemary chicken with oven-roasted ratatouille
Give your standard chicken supper a veggie upgrade with our rosemary chicken with roasted ratatouille. This healthy family dinner is low in fat but full to the brim with summer colours and flavours. Spend a grand total of 15 minutes prepping your ingredients, then stick the tray in the oven and relax. Dish up with a few buttery new potatoes for the perfect fuss-free supper.
3. Chicken, red pepper & almond traybake
Take your tastebuds on a trip to North Africa with our chicken, red pepper & almond traybake. Spiced with lemon, cumin, coriander and paprika, this healthy dish is bursting with flavour. Dish up this meal with a decent dollop of cooling Greek yogurt and some chopped parsley or coriander. We guarantee it’ll become a regular family favourite and you’ll have clean plates all round.
4. Salmon pesto traybake
Throw together this salmon & new potato traybake – it’s delicious, healthy and uses just a few ingredients. Keep the kids happy with crisp potatoes, colourful peppers and pesto-covered salmon fillets that you can put together in just five minutes. The best recipes are simple, tasty and will do you good, and this fabulous fish dish ticks all those boxes.
5. Herbed pork fillet with roast vegetables
If your idea for the perfect roast is perfectly seasoned pork with plenty of veg, this one’s for you. Our herbed pork fillet is healthy, hearty and will feed even the fussiest family of four. Throw in a Bramley apple towards the end of roasting for a touch of fruity sweetness and a classic ingredient pairing. Spoon the pan juices over the top for an extra helping of flavour.
6. Rosemary roast lamb chops
Our one-pan lamb chops make light work of a potentially time-consuming roast. All that’s required is some assembling in the tray, then you can let the oven do the work. We love the classic Mediterranean flavours and the fact that this recipe needs just a handful of ingredients to make. Your tatties will soak up all the juices from the meat and the balsamic vinegar for even more bursts of flavour.
7. Garden herb chicken
If there’s anything more perfect than a golden-brown roast chicken, we haven’t found it yet. This recipe is one for those with green fingers, as it makes use of whichever herbs you might have growing in your garden. This dish couldn’t be simpler and your chicken will be incredibly moist and full of herby flavour.
8. Curried chicken & new potato traybake
Our lightly spiced chicken & new potato traybake is ideal for a healthy family supper. You can even freeze any leftovers for a quick-fix midweek lunch option. Winner winner, chicken dinner! This filling plateful is filling without being too heavy. Be prepared for requests for seconds.
9. One-pan jerk roast chicken
Spice up Sunday dinner with our jerk roast chicken, complete with a punchy marinade and cool coconut sauce. You can even double up on dinners and make a warming coconut curry to serve alongside if you’re feeling ambitious. Serve with fluffy basmati rice and warm flatbreads for mopping up those addictive juices.
10. Roasted root veg traybake
Our roasted root traybake is an easy veggie option with feta, pine nuts and a light lemon and herb dressing, and it can easily be made vegan by leaving out the feta. Nestle your veg in the tray surrounded by herbs with a drizzle of olive oil, et voila!
Enjoyed these recipes? Take a look at our other family guides…
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