Christmas Roast Dinner For Two

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Makes 2 serves

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • honey
  • sesame seeds
  • 500ml beef stock
  • gravy powder
  • dry mixed Italian herbs
  • 40g sage & onion stuffing mix
  • salt, pepper, oil & butter

For the coleslaw:

  • 1/4 white cabbage
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6/200ºc/180ºc fan. Quarter the potatoes and cut sweet potato into similar sized pieces. Lay on tray and drizzle with oil. Season with salt, pepper and herbs. Put in oven for about 30 minutes.
  2. Make coleslaw. Finely slice the cabbage and onion. Grate the carrot and apple. Mix all together in bowl. Add lemon juice and mayonnaise to your desired consistency and season with pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside in fridge.
  3. Check potatoes and turn to prevent burning.
  4. Prepare chicken stuffing using instructions on packet. Cut a narrow but deep pocket into chicken breasts. Fill pocket with stuffing.
  5. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and herbs. Place into hot oiled pan with knob of butter – place with presentation side of chicken facing down first. Seal all sides of chicken until golden in colour.
  6. Once sealed, place chicken in oven on same tray as potatoes, checking potatoes at the same time. Roast for about 20-25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  7. Cut carrot into battons. Par-cook in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towel. Keep boiling water for peas.
  8. While carrots are boiling, start gravy. We used beef stock and Bisto gravy powder – follow the instructions on packet.
  9. In the same pan used to seal the chicken, heat small amount of oil and butter. Add drained carrots to pan and cook for 1 minute. Drizzle honey into pan and toss. Caramelise and finish with sprinkling of sesame seeds.
  10. Boil the peas for 3-4 minutes, drain and add some butter.
  11. Serve everything up with a good helping of holiday cheer!

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