One tray roast chicken dinner

Simple meals don’t have to be boring  

I have been on a mission to make simple and tasty meals. I aim to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight. We all struggle to make healthy and delicious meals while keeping on top of everything else in life. So this recipe is designed to be healthy, delicious and easy to make. You can cook this meal on a single tray in the oven. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes and is portioned to feed four adults.  

Must be an English thing

Roast dinners are probably one of the most requested meals from the family. I do love a good roast dinner but feel that the return on investment is crap. For a traditional roast dinner, I spend an average of 2 hours in the kitchen, preparing veggies, roasting and basting meat, mashing potatoes and making gravy. This considerable effort results in a meal that is an impressive spread that is completely gone in less than 20 minutes. Everyone is full and happy, but I have lots of dishes to do. 

Simple but still a roast

For me, the ideal roast dinner is one that can be put together in under 20 minutes and doesn’t leave me with enough pots and pans the fill the dishwasher twice. This recipe is the perfect solution. One dish, chicken, broken down into small pieces which will cook quickly, vegetables that won’t go mushy and flavours that work well together. If you want a roast dinner that doesn’t take a lifetime and still keeps the family happy give this recipe a go. 

One tray roast chicken dinner recipe 

One tray roast chicken ingredients
One tray roast chicken ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks 
  • 4 chicken thighs 
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed 
  • 2 courgettes, chopped 
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tsp. pepper, 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder, 
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary, 
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder, 
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika, 
  • 1 tsp. Chicken stock powder 
  • 1/4 tsp. chilli flakes 
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil 
One tray roast chicken fresh from the oven
One tray roast chicken fresh from the oven
Ready for plating
Ready for plating
Eat up
Eat up

One tray roast chicken dinner

  • Servings: 4
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This one tray meal is easy to make and an excellent options for a weeknight meal



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken drumsticks 
  • 4 chicken thighs 
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed 
  • 2 courgettes, chopped 
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tsp. pepper, 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder, 
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary, 
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder, 
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika, 
  • 1 tsp. Chicken stock powder 
  • 1/4 tsp. chilli flakes 
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c 350 degrees f. 
  2. In a bowl mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, ginger, paprika, chicken stock powder, chilli flakes and ground cinnamon to make a spice mix. 
  3. In a baking dish place the chicken thighs skin side up in the corners and sprinkle with some of the spice mix. 
  4. Add the chicken drumsticks to the dish around the thighs and sprinkle with some more spice mix. 
  5. In a bowl mix together the vegetables with the remaining spice mix and the olive oil. 
  6. Spread the vegetables over the top of the chicken in the baking dish. 
  7. Roast in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through. 
  8. Remove the dish from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 473 calories; 26 g fat; 30 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein

Equipment 

  • Baking dish 
  • Small bowl 
  • Large bowl 
  • Fork 
  • Spoon 
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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