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5 quick and healthy one-tray oven chicken recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 20 May 2019

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. 

Quick & Healthy One-Tray Oven Chicken Recipes - Rukmini Iyer

One-tin Roast Chicken with Garlic & Mustard Mayo from The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Served with crunchy fennel and shallots and a tasty mustard mayo, this a delicious midweek dinner.

Rukmini's new book, The Quick Roasting Tin, is out now.

From the book

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Hit 'n' Run Traybaked Chicken from Save With Jamie by Jamie Oliver

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. 

Get your hands on a Save With Jamie cookbook here.

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Mediterranean All-In-One Chicken from Mary Berry Cooks by Mary Berry

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.

Buy your copy of Mary Berry Cooks here

Quick & Healthy One-Tray Oven Chicken Recipes - Jordan Bourke chicken chorizo traybake recipe

Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Bake from Britain's Best Home Cook by Jordan Bourke

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.

Get your copy of Britain's Best Home Cook here. 

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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. 

Get your copy of Happy Days with the Naked Chef here

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