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The World’s Easiest Two Person Roast Dinner

If you're like me and hate the idea of slaving away over a roast dinner for two people, then please read on…

Its not that I'm lazy, I love to cook, but the idea of cooking a roast dinner for two people just used to put me right off. No way was I going to cook all that and wash up all those pots, more effort than it's worth in my eyes. Time is precious and if I was craving a roast that much I could easily go to our nearest pub for a carvery.

However, that is until my wonderful mother told me about her 1 tray roast for 2. Since I moved out, she's always giving me recipes and quick tips in the kitchen. This one is definitely my favourite and has now become a weekly thing for Myles and I.

All you need is:

  • 1 large baking tray – as deep as you can find
  • 2 chicken breasts (one per person)
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Baby potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Rosemary
  • Salt & pepper

To begin, get your baking tray out ready and follow the steps below.

  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Chop your carrots and parsnips and put flat side down onto the baking tray
  3. Put all the other veg and the chicken breasts on the same tray
  4. Pour gravy over the lot – making sure it covers everything and fills to the top
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Add rosemary (if you wish)

Once the oven is heated, just pop in the tray for 35-40 mins and hey presto! You're done!

Everything is juicy and cooked to perfection thanks to sitting in the gravy. Literally the easiest meal I do all week. I don't have to time anything. I can just throw it in and forget about it until the forty minutes is up.

Don't forget to pour the remaining gravy on top!

It's not a fancy roast, but it's a tasty one. You could do stuffing and you could do yorkies separately if you wish. But the simplicity of this makes it a winner for me!

What do you think?

Charlie x

6 thoughts on “The World’s Easiest Two Person Roast Dinner

  1. That’s a great way to cook a roast dinner for two, Charlie. It looks wonderful as well. When all our children were at home, I got used to cooking for eight. Now it’s just the two of us and this should be a good way for me to try. Unfortunately, my husband’s a vegetarian (by taste not principle) so I’d still need to cook the chicken separately. Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow! I wouldn’t know where to start if I was cooking for eight! Let me know how it goes if you try it 😁 you could do the chicken in a separate dish with the same gravy, I sometimes do this if there’s too much veg!

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      1. Yes, that’s the sort of thing I usually do, although I use the steamer for vegetables sometimes. We like lots of vegetables, and I love them done in the oven, so I’ll be giving this a go once we get home next week. We’ll be having a short break in Southport from Monday to Friday next week. It’s my home town, and I just have to get over there as often as I can.

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      2. You can’t beat a lovely roast dinner and I love all the different meats. Our eldest son (who is 44) has his own butcher’s shop (yes, everyone laughs when they know his dad’s a vegetarian) so we get some wonderful meat. He’s a great butcher and has won awards for his sausages. Lol, that sounds like some kind of silly joke. But seriously, he makes so many different types. I’ve never heard of most of them. πŸ˜€


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