Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

Maple roast chicken with potatoes & thyme

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 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



    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



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

  • few sprigs fresh thyme


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

  • 4 large chicken legs portions


  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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15th Aug, 2017
really tasty maple syrup mustard topping, even great for the little ones so very happy about that. Only thing is, I think you need to make much more of the marinade/sauce than suggested! And the veg underneath do get submerged in juices, so next time I will be roasting veg separately. 100% making this again and again
22nd May, 2014
Delicious. Used chicken breast cut into largish chunks then coated in the syrup mix without any oil and it worked fine. Used individual bowls and served straight to table. Definitely make again.
14th Sep, 2012
Added carrot sticks and used thighs, left off the olive oil and rubbed in a teeny weeny amount of sunflower on the top side of the chicken thighs with the maple sause and wholegrain mustard.
27th Apr, 2012
Easy and very tasty. Have made several times. Got the thumbs up from my family.
24th Jan, 2012
Yum yum YUM! Absolutely lovely.
15th Sep, 2011
Wow! Just had this for dinner and both me and the boyf were impressed! The smell coming from the kitchen was amazing and the taste even better! there was a lot of liquid around the veg from the chicken so may cook separately next time to prevent the soggy veg but is def on the menu for the future! Enjoy all
3rd Aug, 2011
Really yummy. a family favourite now. I tend to fully coat the chicken with the marinade and cook it bottom side up for the first 30 mins before turning it right side up so the underside is crunchy too.
25th Jul, 2010
Cooked this tonite. It was a discovery! I added carrots and cooked it at the same time with the potatoes. Be generous in using onions and the maple-mustard sauce! This meal is a winner!
25th Jul, 2010
Cooked this tonite. It was a discovery! I added carrots and cooked it at the same time with the potatoes. Be generous in using onions and the maple-mustard sauce! This meal is a winner!
15th Jun, 2010
I tried it with honey instead it was fantastic


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