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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lyndakay's picture
18th Mar, 2018
Probably best to cook the chicken separately as it needs to rest before you carve it for best results - also cooking the veg in chicken fat doesn’t sound like a healthy option!
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Tommy 27
4th Jun, 2020
I agree about the fat content. I do this with chicken portions which I steam first, and continue to follow the recipe by adding the other ingredients and roasting for 45 minutes.
11th Jan, 2019
I agree about the saturated fat intake.
25th Feb, 2018
This was very nice. Wasn't the best roast chicken I've ever had but very simple to make and tastes very good.
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