Spring roast chicken

Cut the cost of a chicken dinner with thighs and be rewarded by juicy meat and crispy skin in this dish with asparagus, courgettes, peas and feta

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 639
  • fat 40g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 12g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 55g
  • salt 1.3g


  • 8 chicken thighs, on the bone, skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into wedges
  • 4 shallots, thickly sliced
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • small pack tarragon
  • 450g asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 courgettes, thickly sliced on the diagonal
  • 250g peas (preferably fresh, not frozen)
  • 100g feta, crumbled


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the chicken thighs in a large shallow roasting tin, season and toss with the olive oil, lemon zest and wedges, shallots, rosemary and tarragon. Arrange the chicken thighs, skin-side up, and roast for 40-50 mins until the skin is crisp and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the asparagus for 3 mins or until tender, adding the courgettes and peas for the final minute.

  3. Drain the vegetables and toss in with the chicken, coating well with the cooking juices. Crumble over the feta and serve.

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