One-pan spring chicken with asparagus, lemon and feta

Published 09 Nov 2023

This quick to prepare meal is perfect for a weeknight and incorporates all the flavours of Spring. This recipe includes your protein and veggies all in the same dish, so it makes preparation and cleaning up a breeze.

Did you know that asparagus is a prebiotic? This means it feeds those good bacteria in the gut which then affect so many areas of your health. Just another reason to get cooking and try this one-pan dish out.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10mins

Cook time: 30mins

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 1 red onion, sliced into wedges
  • 200g punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large handful (around 150g) green beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 100g feta, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C, or 180°C fan forced.
  2. In a baking dish, drizzle a little olive oil on the bottom, then add the zucchini, red onion and cherry tomatoes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add the extra virgin olive oil, oregano, thyme, and lemon zest. Add chicken thighs and stir to coat. Place these on top of the vegetables in the dish.
  4. Cook for 25 minutes, then remove dish from the oven and add the beans and asparagus on top. Return to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with feta before serving.