Summer roast chicken traybake served in a roasting tin

Summer roast chicken traybake

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins plus resting


Serves 4-6

Revamp your roast chicken for the summer months with just a few ingredients. Serve our easy traybake with salad or crusty bread for a winning chicken dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal550
  • fat33g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 1½ kg whole chicken



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  • 4 tbsp olive oil
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  • 600g frozen mixed roasted veg
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 145g fresh pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 400g cherry tomatoes on the vine


  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Rub the chicken with the oil, then generously season the skin and inside the cavity with salt and black pepper. Arrange the veg in a large roasting tin and sit the chicken on top. Roast for 1 hr, uncovered.

  2. Tip the beans and pesto into the tin and stir through the veg. Add 150ml water and arrange the tomatoes over the beans and veg. Return the tin to the oven and cook for a further 20 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.

  3. Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil and rest for 20 mins before carving and serving.

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Remi Kolade's picture
Remi Kolade
9th Aug, 2019
Tried this tonight - great idea. However, baking pesto for 20 mins is madness - added it after taking out the oven for the last time and mixed through - made a really nice, fresh sauce with the chicken juice. Roast frozen vegetables couldn't source, so, just used new potatoes, onion and bunged some courgettes at the same time as the tomatoes. Would absolutely make again without bothering with the frozen veg
Donna E
9th Aug, 2019
I've checked all the major supermarkets and a couple of small ones to find frozen mixed roasted veg with no luck at all!! Where can I buy these?
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