Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4
An easy one-pot dish combining sticky chicken with delicious roasted vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal484
  • fat23g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.83g
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Ingredients

  • 750g small new potatoes, such as Charlottes, halved
    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…

  • 2 small red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 head of garlic, separated into cloves
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 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…

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 1 heaped tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunky pieces
  • 2 large courgettes, halved lengthways and very thickly sliced
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • few sprigs fresh thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 large chicken legs portions

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the potatoes, onions, all but 2 garlic cloves and half the oil in a large roasting tin with seasoning to taste. Roast for 15 mins.

  2. Meanwhile crush the remaining garlic and mix with the maple syrup, mustard, remaining oil and seasoning to taste.

  3. Toss the pepper, courgettes and thyme with the potatoes, then arrange the chicken portions on top and brush liberally with the maple syrup mixture. Roast for 45 mins to 1 hr until the chicken is golden and sticky and the vegetables are tender. Serve with rocket or green beans.

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zoegreenall
29th Aug, 2009
Didn't cook the vegetables but the chicken was delicious roasted in the oven and then finished on the barbeque. Easy to prepare and makes really crispy chicken skin!
helloknitty
3rd Feb, 2009
4.05
Very tasty and easy. Made this dish using chicken drumsticks which turned out sticky and very tender. Next time will try marinating the chicken in the maple syrup mixture for a few hours or overnight to absorb more flavour. Will also try brushing the mixture on a whole roast chicken.
melrice
13th Jan, 2009
This is one of my favourite, it's easy and very tasty. It's a regular in our house, the whole family love it.
eiddwenlovesrygbi
31st Oct, 2008
This recipe was very easy and very healthy as a family we're trying a new recipe from the list of recipes each week, this one was delicious, perhaps more veg next time - brilliant fro students in Swansea & Liverpool !!!
nosila65
4th Oct, 2008
I added some leftover squash too...so easy!
a-maguire2109
25th Aug, 2008
I made this recipe for the first time last wek and thought it was gorgeous! Will definately make again am going to try with chicken fillets with skin on next time.
hambyhugh
12th Aug, 2008
We absolutely loved this recipe, this will be one to make again!
missfrosty
19th Jul, 2008
Do you think I could make it with a roast chicken ?
joanne.webb
28th Jun, 2008
2.05
I'm sorry to say but I was so keen on this, everything just tasted the same and it was very greasy. I don't think this will be in my favourites.
tphotiou
12th Jun, 2008
4.05
Great one pot meal. Made it for a dinner party and it went down so well that I had to give them the recipe afterwards. Easy to prepare which is always a bonus and a great mix of veg. The maple syrup was beautifully sweet on the chicken but not overpowering in the slightest. I will make again.

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