This is a fabulous one pot recipe and you get a beautiful moist, delicious herby chicken at the end of it. I love to serve aïoli with it and to make a quick aïoli stir crushed garlic into good quality shop-bought mayonnaise and season to taste. I sometimes stir the fennel fronds through or add a bit of shopped tarragon.
This is a perfect lockdown meal for all and if there are fewer of you then you have wonderful leftovers. You can also change the herbs, if you don't have fennel seeds try a bit of oregano. If you don't have fennel bulbs try some leeks or leave it out. Just use fennel and not potatoes if you want to have less carbs and serve with a big green salad. If you don't have rosemary or thyme use another herb in the cavity. Lots of options, just see what you have in the larder and chop and change. But serve it with aïoli if you can!