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 cloves, 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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28th Jan, 2013
This was delicious, the best bit is that once you have done the preparation you can just leave it and get on with something else. Part way through cooking it looked like the green beans were burning so I took it out of the oven and tucked them further under the sauce, they turned out just right. My 7 year old said yuk I don't like green beans, then proceeded to eat the lot because the sauce was so yummy!
11th Dec, 2012
For me 2 tbsp of honey was far too much, it totally overtook the flavour and made it far too sweet. Maybe 1 tsp of honey would've been better for me. Also, a couple of tips no matter what your taste: make sure u add the potatoes when u put the chicken in as I thought due to the fact everyone said there veg were overcooked id add them in the last 20mins as u would in normal steam cooking but they were still very hard. And, make sure u crisp the chicken skin up beforehand as it wont quite obviously get crispy. so Id suggest to avoid more washing up, fry it in your dish then add all the ingredients after and whack in the oven!
12th Sep, 2012
Very tasty meal and even my kids have insisted that I cook this again!
4th Sep, 2012
My family love this quick easy recipe, It has all the things in it that kids like. Did what most other people said and put the green beans in 10 mins at the end to avoid incineration, but other than that didn't change anything else. No need to its lovely as it is. Rachel
27th Aug, 2012
Delicious! didn't stray much from recipe, just added green beans later (after 60s in microwave) as recommended and added some leftover asparagus and shallots too. Ridiculously easy and very much enjoyed :)
12th Jul, 2012
Family loved it, I added the green beans twenty minutes later, seemed to work fine, and out of lazyness used tin potatoes, sure fresh would bebetter but it didn't stop this being loved by husband and children. I loved the speed and ease of making it, totally effortless. Fantastic.
20th Jun, 2012
very tasty, but do agree about cooking the beans separately,
26th Apr, 2012
I made this on Sunday instead of the regular roast and it was delicious and sooooo simple. Though I did skip the green beans due to the comments, and used halved spring onions instead which was very tasty! Perfect for a I can't be bothered to cook day =]
19th Apr, 2012
made this for dinner the other night.......used chicken breasts as that was what I had in the fridge. Took other comments on board, and I added some carrot and peppers to the mix, and cooked the green beans seperate. Served with broccoli and a little white to soak up the sauce.....was really nice, even the children(3 yrs and 18 months) ate it all.
19th Apr, 2012
Simple - Easy - Inexpensive. Ideal for a delicious midweek dinner or equally as impressive as a dinner party main. Can highly recommend


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