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


  • calories 639
  • carbs 12
  • saturated fat 12
  • sugar 6
  • protein 55
  • fat 40
  • fibre 8
  • salt 1.3


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.