Everyone needs a fallback meal you can enjoy any day of the week when prep time isn't on your side. These quick, healthy one-tray oven chicken recipes are all about putting together a combination of ingredients that go well together, letting the oven cook and meld those flavours together, then plonking it on the table so everyone can serve themselves. It's easy and, when done right, can be incredibly nutritious too. These are our favourite healthy one-tray chicken recipes to get your started.
Served with crunchy fennel and shallots and a tasty mustard mayo, this a delicious midweek dinner.
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Sticky, smoky and full of flavour, Jamie's traybake chicken recipe takes just 15 minutes to throw together before it goes in the oven. Use chicken thighs here for extra moreish flavour.
Tender chicken, potatoes, courgettes, olives and preserved lemons: this is the ultimate in fresh Med flavours. “It takes only minutes to put everything together then it sits in the oven for under an hour with no fussy finishing off to do”, says Mary. We're sold.
Chicken, sweet potato and chorizo, flavoured with orange and chilli, forms the backbone of this colourful, nutritious midweek dinner. Top tip: pan-frying the chicken for a few minutes before roasting gives the skin a lovely crispiness and golden colour, but if you are stuck for time you can skip this step.
Chicken Baked in a Bag with Mushrooms, White Wine & Thyme from Happy Days with the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver
Succulent chicken with deep flavours of mushroom, fresh thyme and wine makes this a delicious dinner for two – throw it all in a foil parcel and leave in the oven for less than 30 minutes.