Chicken Tray Bake Recipes and Other Tray Bakes

Best ever savoury traybake recipes

Try one of our 21 savoury tray bake recipes for an easy midweek meal for the whole family, with minimal washing up

Looking for chicken tray bake recipes? Try our easy tray bakes here. We have plenty of ideas, from chicken tray bakes to fish tray bake recipes and sausage tray bakes. If you want an easy vegetarian dinner party idea, try one of our vegetable tray bake ideas. 


Savoury tray bakes are an absolute joy for busy cooks.  Just throw everything into a tray and leave it to bake for a super easy and low effort meal (not forgetting the reduction on wash up). Whether it’s a quick midweek meal to feed your family, or a weekend roast alternative like our such as our roast chicken tray bake with artichokes, we have a whole range of tray bake ideas to suit every occasion. 

Chicken tray bake recipes

Hasselback chicken tray bake

Our hasselback chicken tray bake with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto makes a quick and easy tray-bake that’s easily doubled or halved. We have plenty more exciting chicken recipes here.

Hasselback Chicken Recipe

Sumac-roasted chicken tray bake

This sumac-roasted chicken traybake is packed with flavour, plus it’s low in calories and gluten free. Serve with zesty yogurt dressing, and you have yourself a quick and easy summer dish.

Sumac Chicken

Tray-baked chicken thighs with romesco

Check out our chicken thigh tray bake with romesco. This all-in-one bake with smoky paprika and sweet honey is a great summer evening meal.

Tray-baked chicken thighs with romesco

Quick-roast chicken with tomatoes, chickpeas and tarragon

This chicken tray bake is the perfect midweek meal – just tip the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas into a tray and roast with tarragon. Dinner just doesn’t get easier than that!


One-pot chicken, leek and beans

Our one-pot chicken with leeks and beans recipe is really easy and under 500 calories – perfect for a healthy midweek meal. We also have a great guide to one-pot dishes here. 


Roast chicken and Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage butter 

This recipe for roast chicken and Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage butter is really easy to make and ready in under an hour. It’s a prefect alternative to your usual Sunday roast.


Chicken cacciatore

Probably one of the most popular recipes we’ve had for years, making it the best chicken recipe EVER! Serve with a short pasta such as fusilli, or a big bowl of potatoes roasted with rosemary. This little olive oil roasties recipe makes the perfect serving accompaniment.


Fish tray bake recipes

One-pot paprika cod and chickpeas

Check out our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple tray bake is an easy, low calorie midweek meal for when you’re short on time but still want something healthy.

Cod and Chickpea One-Pot Recipe

Check out our fish tray bake, a nourishing miso fish recipe with broccoli and beans. The umami flavour from the Japanese miso paste gives this baked cod a rich and warming flavour.

Miso Fish Tray Bake Recipe with Broccoli and Beans

Cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast

Our easy recipe for cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo (here are our favourite orzo recipes).

Cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast

Spicy merguez and cod tray bake

Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives the sauce in the tray bake a rich, deep flavour and combines really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result. 

cod tray

Smoked haddock and ham gratin

Our smoked haddock and ham gratin turns everyday ingredients into a really comforting dish, perfect for Christmas leftovers for the whole family to enjoy. Check out more christmas leftover recipes here.

Sausage tray bake recipes, plus other meats

Italian sausage and veg tray roast

This easy recipe is ideal when you’re short on time. Just bang it all in the oven and you have yourself a hearty and healthy springtime meal! There’s plenty of other sausage recipes in our best ever guide.

Italian sausage and veg tray roast

Greek lamb meatball, feta and tomato tray bake

Check out our indulgent lamb meatball bake. This simple tray bake is a super easy, all in one family recipe. Perfect comfort food. Here are our favourite meatballs recipes to try.

Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe with Feta and Tomato

Scandi meatball bake with cucumber salad

Our Scandi meatball bake is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Drizzle with soured cream and serve with a homemade cucumber salad and some crusty bread.

scandi meatballs

Lamb kleftiko traybake

We’ve given classic lamb kleftiko a healthy makeover with this easy recipe for four. This recipe was taken from our healthy choices feature. Check out more lamb recipes here.

Kleftiko Recipe with Lamb

Vegetable tray bake recipes

Cauliflower, manchego and almond gratin

Check out our easy baked cauliflower with manchego cheese and crunchy almonds. Make this veggie traybake for an indulgent weekend, family recipe.

Baked Cauliflower Gratin Recipe With Cheese

Baked hasselback tomatoes

Our recipe for baked hasselback tomatoes is ready in under an hour, super easy, and makes a great side dish. This dish combines classic flavours that everyone will love. Want more inspiring ways to use your tomatoes? Look at our 20 best recipes here.

Baked hasselback tomatoes

Baked gnocchi with broccoli, blue cheese and walnuts

Try our pasta bake recipe for baked gnocchi with broccoli, blue cheese and walnuts, it’s really easy and ready in under an hour, perfect for a midweek meal. Blue cheese is lovely in this, but you can adapt it to suit cheeseboard leftovers if you like.

Swede, kale and sweet potato gratin

This swede, kale and sweet potato gratin recipe is the perfect side dish or veggie main for the colder months. It takes a little time but is really easy.


Roasted butternut squash with goat’s cheese

Butternut squash is a delicious vegetable to stuff with tomatoes, peppers, breadcrumbs and then top with cheese. The best part is getting it out of the oven, golden and bubbling.