Roast dinner for one

Roast dinner for one

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 1

Cooking for yourself definitely doesn't have to be boring with this roast for one that's cheap and easy to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal702
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre14g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large chicken breast, skin on
  • 6 small new potatoes (about 200g/7oz), 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 carrots, cut into rounds



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

  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 broccoli spears or florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150ml chicken stock, warmed
  • ½ tbsp plain flour


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Rub 1 tbsp of the oil over the chicken skin,then season. Put the potatoes, carrots, onion and broccoli in a small roasting tin with the thyme and bay leaf. Drizzle over the remaining oil, season well and toss together to coat everything. Sit the chicken breast on top and roast in the oven for 25-30 mins until it is cooked and the veg are tender.

  2. Remove the chicken, potatoes and broccoli from the roasting tin and set aside while you make the gravy. Set the tin on the hob over a high heat and add the stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for a few mins. Add the plain flour and stir constantly to remove any lumps. Once the sauce has thickened, take off the heat.

  3. Slice the chicken breast into 3-4 pieces at an angle. Serve with the potatoes, broccoli, carrots and onion gravy.

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9th Sep, 2016
Love this and will definitely do it again when I'm on my own. Very easy to do, delicious to eat. I roasted 2 chicken breasts and used the second for sandwiches over the next couple of days. GF - would love more recipes like this one!
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