Lemon Chicken with New Potatoes, Asparagus and Corn

Tonight’s dinner is a dish adapted from a recipe found in Sainsbury’s Magazine which I first made last month. It’s a one pan dish which is so up my street and it’s incredibly simple to make. It was the recipe that really started my love affair with the joy that is roasted asparagus!

I originally made the peach relish but left it out tonight. It’s delicious with or without so I’ve included the relish recipe here too.


Lemon Chicken with New Potatoes, Asparagus and Corn


500g Jersey Royals or other new potatoes

8 chicken thighs

3tbsp olive oil

1tbsp fennel seeds

2 sweetcorn cobs

250g asparagus spears

2 lemons cut into wedges

For the peach relish

4-5 stoned peaches finely chopped

A knob of ginger peeled and finely chopped

1 garlic clove

3tbsp cider vinegar

2tbsp caster sugar

A few shredded basil leaves


Preheat oven to 200°c (fan 180°c) gas 6.

Halve the potatoes and put into roasting tray with the chicken. Add 2tbsp of the oil and the fennel seeds, season and toss. Roast for 50 minutes until the chicken is golden.

Put all ingredients for the relish except the basil in a medium pan and simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered until everything has softened. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

Slice the sweetcorn off each cob. After 50 minutes, add the sweetcorn, asparagus and lemon wedges to the tray, drizzle with the remaining oil and roast for a further 20 minutes.

Stir the basil into the peach relish and serve with the chicken. Enjoy!

(Serves 4)

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