Healthy one-pan roast chicken

Your easiest ever midweek meal is here. BBC Good Food's one-pan roast chicken is healthy, takes minutes to prepare and is packed with rainbow vegetables.

Points to remember: 

  • Heat oven to 200C/180C/gas 6. Zest and juice 1 lemon and roughly chop a handful of thyme sprigs.
  • Put a 1.6kg chicken into a large roasting tin, rub with the lemon juice, 1 tbsp rapeseed oil and the thyme. Roast for 25 mins.
  • Meanwhile chop 500g butternut squash (skin on), 300g carrots, 300g parsnips, 1 red onion into chunks.
  • Separate the cloves from 1 garlic bulb.
  • Mix all the veg together with 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, the lemon zest and seasoning.
  • Nestle the veg around the chicken and roast for a further 45 mins, turning the veg halfway through.

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