Honey mustard chicken pot with parsnips

For an easy, warming family casserole on a budget, this one-pot ticks all the boxes

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 326
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 39g
  • salt 0.82g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 350g parsnips, cut into sticks
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • few thyme sprigs
  • flat-leaf parsley, to serve (optional)


If you’ve got time, this casserole will gently bubble away for up to 90 minutes. The meat will be very tender and fall away from the bones.


  1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan or shallow casserole with a lid. Brown the chicken until golden, then set aside. Heat the remaining oil, then cook the onions for 5 mins until softened.

  2. Nestle the thighs back amongst the onions and add the parnips. Mix the stock with the mustard and honey, then pour in. Scatter over the thyme, then bring to a simmer. Cover, then cook for 30 mins (or longer, see tip) until the chicken is tender, then season. Serve with steamed greens.

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