One-pan roast lunch with sesame-lemon chicken

Beautiful one-pan roast, perfect for a lazy, low effort Sunday lunch

Pam Lloyd PR Tenderstem (22nd January 2013)

Recipe courtesy of Tenderstem®



  • Chicken thighs 8
  • Butternut squash 1kg, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
  • Garlic 1 bulb, broken into cloves, unpeeled
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Lemons 2, cut into quarters
  • Tenderstem® broccoli 240g
  • Runny honey 2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Lay the chicken in a large roasting tin and scatter the butternut squash and garlic cloves around it. Drizzle over the oil and squeeze the juice from the lemon quarters, tucking the empty shells in and around the chicken and squash.

  • Step 2

    Roast in the oven for 40 minutes, until the chicken is crisp and the squash in soft and lightly caramelised. If your chicken thighs are particularly large you may need to increase cooking by 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Blanch the Tenderstem® in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Remove the tray from the oven, stir through the blanched Tenderstem®, coating it well in the lemony juices. Drizzle the honey all over and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.

  • Step 5

    Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes until the chicken is sticky and golden. Serve immediately with plenty of rice and perhaps a little soy sauce.