Quick Spring Chicken & Green Veg One Pot

Now that the snow has melted (again) and we’ve got blue skies and temperatures have risen a little I thought it was time to make something a little lighter for dinner.

This is based around a recipe from my well used  Good Food: Meals For Two . The recipe is called Saucy Chicken & Spring Vegetables. The original recipe contains tarragon and broad beans, you can see it here. I’ve tweaked it slightly but the principles are the same – its fresh, healthy and quick to make.


  • 250g-300g chicken mini fillets
  • 200g baby new potatoes sliced
  • 100g broccoli cut into small florets
  • 100g green peans cut in half
  • Handful frozen peas
  • 300ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp half fat creme fraiche
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley for serving


  • Fry the chicken fillets in a large pan or frying pan for a few minutes until starting to colour. Add the sliced potatoes and stir. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • After 10 mins, turn up the heat allowing the stock to further reduce (if you have too much liquid at this point, pour a little bit out) and add the broccoli and green beans.Turn the heat down slightly and allow veg to cook for 3-4 mins.
  • Add the frozen peas and stir in the creme fraiche to make a nice sauce.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and season to taste.
  • Serve with garlic and a bit of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

This is a great midweek meal and is relatively quick to make. I find that using mini fillets works better than using full chicken breasts as they cook so quickly. Don’t worry about them drying out – poaching them in the stock keeps them moist.

Pan frying chicken fillets
Poaching chicken breasts
Spring Chicken and Broccoli One Pot

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  1. 16th February 2013 / 7:28 pm

    this looks really good – like you say a great easy mid-week supper!

  2. 17th February 2013 / 12:44 am

    Looks great, had a look at the original recipe on your link as I have a massive tarragon bush on the allotment and I adore broad beans which I also grow , so will re visit this recipe when they are ripe for the picking ;0)

  3. 17th February 2013 / 9:03 am

    Looks really great and nice and moist which is often tricky with breast meat. I love the look of the healthy veg in there too. Yummy stuff!

  4. 17th February 2013 / 10:32 am

    Thanks for your comments everyone. Carol, my husband wont eat broad beans sadly although I really like them too!

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