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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11th Apr, 2012
Made this tonight for two with the measurements halved and it worked really well and came out looking exactly like the photo. I was using regular potatoes, so I quartered them and that seemed to take care of the problem others here were having with them. Added the beans for the last 15-20 mins, and they were good - cooked but still crunchy. I agree that the tarragon is quite strong and not really necessary - there are enough flavours going on anyway. A really easy but impressive looking meal - will make again.
1st Apr, 2012
Sauce was far too sweet and the mustard was over powering!!! Didn't like the tarragon flavour and the potatoes were still hard after 60mins cooking. Would not recommend!
14th Mar, 2012
Will make it again, super easy and quick to prepare and my toddler ate the lot.
21st Feb, 2012
Beans overcooked vs chicken undercooked. I think there are better ways to enjoy chicken.
21st Feb, 2012
Really good and v. easy. Used chicken breasts (just put them in half an hour before the potatoes were done) and put the green beans in about 20 mins before the end. Very tasty. One small point - I cooked the potatoes for around an hour altogether and still thought they could have had another 15 mins or so when I served them..
13th Feb, 2012
Made this last night and it was so simple and delicious! Am already planning when to next make it and what I'll add/change next time. Personally, there was too much honey making it too sweet for my taste - so next time I'll use half the amount. Also planning on trying it with some onion and mushrooms.
12th Feb, 2012
Delicious recipe - the chicken was succulent and all the flavours complimented each other very nicely.
2nd Feb, 2012
Definately worth cooking the beans seperately. A nice easy family dinner. Will cook this one again and again
31st Jan, 2012
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.
18th Jan, 2012
Sticky and sweet - you could do this without the chicken as a side dish too.


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