One-pan roast dinner

One-pan roast dinner

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins


Serves 4
Take the stress out of a Sunday roast with this one-pan recipe that couldn't be simpler

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal845
  • fat51g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre7g
  • protein55g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1½ kg chicken



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 lemon, halved



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g softened butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 750g potatoes, chopped into roastie size



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

  • about 7 carrots, roughly 500g, each chopped into 2-3 chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 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…

  • 100g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Marmite


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Snip the string or elastic off the chicken if it’s tied up, then place in a big roasting tin. Shove the lemon halves into the cavity. Rub the butter, herbs and seasoning all over the chicken. Put the potatoes and carrots around it, drizzle everything with oil, season and toss together.

  2. Roast for 20 mins, then turn the oven down to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and roast for 50 mins more. Stir the peas, stock and Marmite into the veg in the tin, then return to the oven for 10 mins more.

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8th Jan, 2017
So easy compared to how I usually make my Sunday Roasts. I will probably make the gravy separately next time as it was difficult to get the desired consistency right with some many items in the pan, also as previously commented it can make some of the veg go a bit soggy. I only used half the lemon and stuffed some pre-made stuffing inside, I also added some parsnips. Was great!
10th Apr, 2016
This is as simple and delicious as it looks. Bunged the chicken and vegetables into a roasting pan and then an hour or so later, there was a delicious meal ready to eat.
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29th Oct, 2014
Delicious and very easy! There was quite a lot of liquid so I would reduce this next time, but all the veggies were really good and chicken lovely & moist.
29th Aug, 2014
I made the Mediterranean version (with added butternut squash and some courgette that needed using) and it was delicious! Very simple too. There was a lot of moisture in the veg so the potatoes were soggier rather than crispy but they still tasted great. Will definitely make again.
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24th Jan, 2014
Can't praise this recipe enough, so easy, so tasty. 5 star rating from me
24th Apr, 2013
This meal fab!! I've cooked quite a few times now. It's just perfect. I'm a nanny and look after 3 kiddies and the mum often buys a chicken so when I cooked it this way she was very impressed. A simple way to do a roast, and very tasty! I also added leeks.
7th Apr, 2013
This was great. Parboiled and seasoned potatoes for 5 mins before putting them in with the chicken. Used leeks instead of carrots (they don't need as long in the pan), and did asparagus too. Mrs Mac thought the chicken delicious - high praise indeed!
10th Mar, 2013
Made this today for Mother's Day for my bfs mum. I didn't add the potatoes. I used parsnips instead. Also roasted my chicken a bit before the veg as it was 1.7kg. Turned out wonderful! Needed to drain excess fat towards the end so the veg wasn't soggy but we all loved it x
6th Feb, 2013
The easiest meal I have ever cooked. Delicious.
2nd Dec, 2012
So easy and so delicious. Sunday lunch in one pan, perfect.


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