All-in-one chicken, potatoes & green beans

All-in-one chicken, potatoes & green beans

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 hrs


Serves 6
This one-dish summer roast is a great way of entertaining friends and family in the garden

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal706
  • fat43g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein62g
  • salt0.98g
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  • 600g green beans, topped and tailed
  • 500g new potatoes, washed but not peeled
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  • 1 large whole chicken, about 1.8kg/4lb



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  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tbsp grain mustard



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  • 2 bay leaves
  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the beans into halves or thirds and put them in the base of a dish or casserole that will fit the chicken easily. Halve the potatoes and stir them in, then put the chicken on top of the lot and snuggle it down amongst the veg. Dot the cherry tomatoes around, blob the grain mustard around the edge and tuck in the bay leaves. Season the chicken well and roast for 2 hrs or until nicely browned and cooked through.

  2. Lift the chicken out to carve or joint it and sprinkle the parsley over the veg before serving.

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Ally AW
24th May, 2020
So, I’ve just cooked this dish - however having read all the comments I cooked the chicken in a snug roasting tin where the veg was tucked under the chicken - I also added about 200 ml of chicken stock half way through cooking and I kept a good eye on the timing as some people had said the veg was burnt. I reckon the chicken took 1hr 50 mins and then I rested it for 10 mins while I put the veg back in the oven to finish cooking. I had kept the potatoes quite big and they needed the 2 hrs. It was all delicious, the chicken lovely and moist and the veg was gorgeous but I think the addition of the stock made the difference!
5th Jul, 2017
It is like the way mah granneyy cooked it, ayy.
6th Oct, 2012
I took the other comments on board and so I made sure the beans were tucked right under the chicken as this way they would stay moist as the chicken cooked. This was delicious and so easy, no effort at all.
10th Sep, 2011
The veg burn if you put them in from the beginning. Cook the chicken and potatoes then add the tomatos and green beans 20 mins before the end of cooking and it is lovely.
3rd Jul, 2011
A complete waste of a pack of green beans and another of cherry tomatoes. The vegetables were a dry charred mess after one hour, after another 45 minutes we were lucky that we could use some of the potatoes, and ended up with a very dull dinner of roast chicken and a couple of roast potatoes each. If I had been thinking right I should have realised that roasting green beans for 2 hours was never going to work but trusted Good Food! Definitely will not be repeating this one.
1st Jun, 2011
Wonder how those whose meal wasn't burnt made this? Surely need to add oil or stock or lid. I am still trying to extricate charred remains from Le Creuset casserole days later.
20th Feb, 2011
This recipe went down really well in our house. I would never have roasted green beans ordinarily but the juices from the chicken and the tomatoes made them taste amazing! Will probably add some more veg next time - ideal for an easy mid week meal or labour saving sunday lunch
25th Jul, 2010
We made this as an easy midweek meal and it was delicious. Really quick to prepare and then it looks after itself it the oven. It'd be great to do for guests as it doesn't need a lot of last minute faffing.
21st Jul, 2010
I love this recipe. Have made it several times and use whatever fresh vegetables I happen to have on hand. Turns out great every time. With regard to the cooking time the recipe does say "roast for 2 hrs OR until nicely browned and cooked through." In my oven that's about an hour and a half for a medium sized bird.
28th Jun, 2010
Really disappointing vegetables were burnt , I suspected this may be the case & I was right. Will try again roasting chicken & adding veg later pots about an hour before end of roasting , beans & toms approx 30 mins before the end


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