Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

Honey, mustard & crème fraîche baked chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
This cheap and simple chicken one-pot makes for a fuss-free dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal695
  • fat42g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein53g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 8 skin-on chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 500g baby potatoes



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

  • 200g green beans
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ small bunch tarragon, roughly chopped



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix together the crème fraîche, mustard, garlic and stock with some seasoning. Arrange the chicken, skin-side up, in a roasting tray just large enough for the chicken and vegetables.

  2. Tuck the potatoes and beans in between the chicken pieces. Pour over the stock mixture then season the chicken and drizzle with honey. Cook for 40-45 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes tender. Scatter over the tarragon before serving

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Comments (105)

rainbowrosebuds's picture

really nice sauce. couldn't get hold of any creme fraiche so used greek yoghurt instead, which made the consistency thinner than i would like but was a good substitute. left out the potatoes and served with mash and peas instead.

peony1's picture

Sticky and sweet - you could do this without the chicken as a side dish too.

lynedwards44's picture

Great super easy recipe. Agree re the beans, I have made it lots of times now and tuck a few beans in under the chicken then cook extra separately. Tastes even better the next day.

pwootton's picture

This was incredibly easy and went down well with a fussy nephew. Definitely one to try when short of time.

heatherleary's picture

This recipe creates a lovely flavour in the chicken.
Make sure you use small potatoes, or give the whole dish longer in the oven to ensure they are not hard. Also, add the beans in 10 or 15 minutes after everything else, otherwise they will come out a little crisp!
For those who prefer a non dairy option - it also works with soya dream...

blackbird17's picture

Lovely recipe, easy and tasty. I agree about the beans though. Next time I'll cook them seperately and add at the end. Roasted beans aren't nice.

pwootton's picture

Having read a few comments I gave this an hour to cook instead of the recommended time so the potatoes were cooked. I liked the greens cooked as suggested - wrinkly but tasty. It was spot on. Easy and a crowd pleaser.

inathalie's picture

Did it and it looked NOTHING like a food presented in the picture above...I was really disappointed because it seems everyone liked it and despite followind the recipe very strictly, I got something different and definitely not tasty :/

sammendez1's picture

Wasn't fussed on this at all - i think the tarragon is too strong just to be added at the end. I used chicken breasts for a healthier version, cut the potatoes out and added leek and baby carrots instead - cooked all for half an hour.
Love most recipes i've tried on here, this is one the first that misses the mark for me.

branam's picture

Brilliant dish, simple and tasty. I have added 1 tbsp of Acacia Honey - which is milder in taste. Made it twice already but used frozen peas instead. Delicious :)

katiemoss's picture

left out the beans (steamed seperately) but added carrots and par boiled pots. Used chicken breast but added 30 mins from end. Sauce was tasty but chicken was dry and really we thought the whole thing was uninspiring - have definitely had better chicken dishes - don't think we'll bother again but if we do will try thighs as perhaps they will be more succulent.

lalybaba's picture

I'm going to make this for the third or fourth time today. Really easy and very tasty "friends for dinner after work" meal. Stick it in the oven and sit down and enjoy a pre-dinner drink with the guests. Like others I prefer the beans boiled seperatly and added just at the end. I have a few mushrooms that need used so I'm going to try throwing them in when I add the stock too.

stella_m's picture

Made this for my flatmates tonight to RAVE reviews. The chicken took longer to cook then stated - closer to an hour! I added the beans for just the last 15 mins. Absolutely delicious and will definitely make it again!!

debrawillison's picture

forgot to rate the recipe making this dish as I type.

debrawillison's picture

This recipe is so quick and easy, throw it together and go and read your book for 45 mins, and it tastes delicious.

I added green beans, baby sweet corn, and small florets of broccoli to it, instead of potatoes to accompany the chicken dish curried chick pea recipe (from the Feb2011 Good Food Mag).
Lip smacking good

liznfil's picture

Made this many times and a firm favourite. First time I too got dried out beans and under cooked spuds.
Now I double the amount of stock in the sauce. Put beans in oven dish first and the chicken on top of them to stop them drying, they stay nice and green and it's still an all in one bake, no other pans to wash.
If you can't get baby spuds, cut them in half and arrange them around the edges of the dish where they get more heat.
Everything else as per recipe.
Then in my oven cook for an hour, uncovered
Loved the asparagus idea, I'll try that next time.

toffeeprincess's picture

Oops forgot to rate it in my last post.

toffeeprincess's picture

This is the quickest, easiest and tastiest chicken dish I've made in ages. It's now a regular on the menu in my house. My whole family absolutely love it and now I've got my friends making it too :)

a_blurvert's picture

Easy and tasty - I couldn't resist tweaking it and made a more concentrated stock and splashed in 50ml of white wine. I steamed the french beans separately, seems a shame to lose all the vibrant green from a long stint in the oven. Also had lots of plum tomatoes left over so sprinkled them on top of the chicken, and tucked in a few lemon wedges with the chicken :)

delalandrer's picture

Great and simple recipe....tasted really good and the whole family loved it


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