Gazza's One Pot Wonder Recipe | Abel & Cole

Gazza's One Pot Wonder

Cooking time
Serves4-6 people
Gluten-free diets
Gazza's One Pot Wonder

Gaz (aka Gary Congress) is our brilliant photographer. He’s also a fantastic cook. This is his rockin’ one pot chicken recipe – with the veg, the bird and the gravy all in one pot.

22 ratings


  • 1.5kg chicken*
  • A few onions and/or leeks
  • A few carrots
  • Some spuds or some root veg (apart from beetroot – unless you want a pink chick!)
  • A few crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 orange or lemon, halved
  • A handful of rosemary, thyme or a few bay leaves
  • A glass of white wine
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A drizzle of olive oil

Delicious with the accompanying veg and some quickly cooked up seasonal greens. *If you want to cook a larger chicken, add an extra 5 mins to the cooking time for each 100g added to the weight.

Buy the ingredients to start making your own
Add Ingredients To Basket


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
2. Remove the giblets from the bird. Use them to make a stock with the bones. Place the chicken in a lidded pot – one big enough for the bird and some veg around it.
3. Peel (if needed) and roughly chop your veg. Cozy it up in the pot around the chicken. Toss a few cloves in the pot.
4. Halve your orange/lemon. Squeeze a little juice over, then pop the rest in the cavity of the chicken.
5. Add some herbs: chopped and scattered over or whole and tucked into the pot. Season well. Pour the wine in. Gloss with olive oil.
6. Cover with lid. Pop in the oven for 1 hr.
7. Uncover. Crank the heat up to 220°C/Gas 8. Let the bird brown for 20-30 mins, till nicely golden. Test that it’s done by piercing the fat part of the leg with a knife. If the juices run clear, it’s done.
8. Let it rest for 15-30 mins before carving, the longer the better – up to an hour is perfectly suitable. It will stay surprisingly warm.
Shopping List
Add main ingredients to basket
Kitchen Cupboard
Add cupboard ingredients to basket
Enjoy With
Add extra ingredients to basket

Make a list of your favourite things by clicking on the heart. This will come in handy when placing your orders.

Start your favourites list now New to Abel & Cole? Sign up here

Back to the shop