One-pot chicken

One-pot chicken

This one-pot wonder is so easy to make that it's sure to feature as a regular on your dinner table.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 rashers back bacon, snipped
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinned
  • 300ml (½pint) cider or dry white wine
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 500g (1lb) small new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 150g (5oz) green beans, trimmed


Heat the oil in a large, shallow pan and fry the onion and bacon for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add the chicken thighs and fry until browned and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted.

Pour over the cider or wine and crumble over the stock cube. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the new potatoes, cook them for a further 10 minutes, then add the green beans and cook for a final 5 minutes until everything is tender.