Spring chicken in a pot

Spring chicken in a pot

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(198 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Casseroles aren't just for winter - this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre8g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 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…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • 300g small new potato
    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…

  • 425ml low-salt vegetable stock (such as Kallo low-salt vegetable stock cubes)
  • 350g broccoli, cut into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 350g spring green, shredded
    Spring greens

    Spring greens

    sp-ring gr-eens

    Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard…

  • 140g petits pois
  • bunch spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan. Add the onion, gently fry for 5 mins until softened, add the chicken, then fry until lightly coloured. Add the potatoes, stock and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, then bring to the boil. Cover, then simmer for 30 mins until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked. Can be frozen at this point.

  2. Add the broccoli, spring greens, petit pois and spring onions, stir well, then return to the boil. Cover, then cook for 5 mins more, stir in the pesto and heat through.

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aeoconnor48
12th Jun, 2012
5.05
Just made this! I used spinach & leeks along with the other spring greens. I also used chicken stock. I pulled the chicken out half way through and tore it off (as I don't like eating off the bones, plus, makes eating easier) I'll use the bones for a future chicken stock! All in all, this is beautiful and I have lots of meals for my freezer :)
ladollyvita
26th May, 2012
4.05
Very nice recipe for a summer evening. I added 3 tablespoons of pesto for extra flavour, any more would have been overwhelming I thought. Also transferred to the slow cooker after sealing the chicken. Very east to make.
eddieboi
19th May, 2012
We added a leek along with everything suggested and also topped up on the pesto. Very nice, healthy and filling.
lydia90
2nd May, 2012
4.05
Really good! used frozen green beans instead of broccoli and 1 chicken drumstick as im a poor student! used half jar of pesto and added some lemon juice which i think made the difference. loads of veg left so just had it for lunch as a soup/stew, really yummy will def use again
lb02252
1st May, 2012
5.05
Am going to make this recurring. Great for a tasty healthy weekday meal.
cehawes
16th Apr, 2012
5.05
I made this when we had friends staying and I was really pleased with it, and so were they as they asked for the recipe! I used Tesco Finest chicken stock rather than a stock cube stock, and added n extra tablespoon of pesto, but otherwise did it exactly as per the recipe. Easy and tasty, highly recommended!
jh8077
15th Apr, 2012
4.05
This was great! My boyfriend is allergic to pesto so I didn't add that but put in a generous bunch of basil and mint in for flavour, and added garlic with the onions in the first step. Also put in cornflour at the end to thicken the sauce, and omitted new potatoes so I could serve it with mash to soak it all up. There was loads of extra sauce but I'm looking forward to that as a spring vegetable soup tomorrow!
susie268
9th Apr, 2012
3.05
This is a great recipe, however i found i had to add a lot more liquid to the dish once all veg has been added.
cocrook
9th Apr, 2012
4.05
Served this for a dinner party ~ it looked a mess so I was really embarrassed but everyone loved it. What it lacked in appearance it certainly made up for in taste. They ate the lot! As with previous postings I upped the pesto and cooked the broccoli separately.
mrscrunke
2nd Apr, 2012
5.05
This dish is absolutely delicious, its so easy to do that I've made it time and time again and it never fails to turn out perfectly!

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