One-pan simple summer chicken

One-pan simple summer chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Throw potatoes, courgettes and a whole garlic bulb in with chicken thighs then oven bake for a simple all-in-one supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
587
protein
37g
carbs
35g
fat
32g
saturates
8g
fibre
5g
sugar
3g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 800g potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves, skin left on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 courgettes, cut into thick batons
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • large handful basil leaves, torn

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Pop the chicken, skin-side up, in a large roasting tin with the potatoes. Lightly crush the garlic cloves and nestle among the chicken pieces. Drizzle over the olive oil and chicken stock, then season. Squeeze over the juice from the lemon and pop the empty halves in the tin.
  2. Bake for 45-50 mins, adding the courgettes and chilli 15 mins before the cooking time is up. Remove from the oven when the chicken is cooked through and golden, and the veg is tender. Stir through the basil leaves and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2012

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CailinLondon's picture
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I made some changes to the recipe based on the ingredients I had to hand:
-carrots and leeks instead of courgettes
- a Jalapeno chilli instead of a read chilli
- boneless, skin-removed chicken breasts
I've given it 4 stars as it was very tasty for such a simple, one-pot dish.

claireb82's picture

This dish is so simple yet delicious. I was nervous about the hefty amount of garlic that the recipe stated, but if you dig out the crushed bulbs before serving the meal it is not too garlicky at all. Will definitely make again.

manssy's picture
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Very simple and tasty..Left out the courgettes and the chili though, used dried basil right from the start, and crushed garlic instead of bulbs

sizzixsystems's picture
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Easy to make and great taste - the whole family loved it Definitely will make again.

thedonnaclark's picture
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Good, every day recipe - the lemon worked well with the courgettes and everything cooked to perfection. If anything though, I did find it slightly bland & rather too beige... not sure what might brighten it up...

eleanormayo's picture
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This dish has so much potential and I love the fact you don't need to seal the chicken first, but by the end of the meal, I was finding it a bit too greasey from all the fat given off by the chicken thighs. I would be tempted to trim off any excess skin on the thighs next time or use skin on breasts.

observer10's picture
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Made this recipe exactly as it was written for my husband and I for a Saturday night dinner.It was excellent,we both really enjoyed it.
I would certainly do it again.

davewilde's picture
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Excellent. Easy to make very tasty!

bumblepest's picture
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Made 1/2 quantity for 2 today. Potatoes & garlic from the garden. Easy, very tasty and light on washing up afterwards. Will definitely do this again and again.

krissyb's picture
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Lovely!

lynnehighway1969's picture
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This was yummy and really easy to make - ideal for a mid week dinner. I'd put a little more stock in it next time.

tapinu's picture
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Summer time in Malta is fantastic, but not for baking in the oven!! I still bake this receipe by putting all the ingredients onto a baking sheet with a piece of aluminuim foil underneath, wrap everything up and cook it on the BBQ! That keeps my kitchen from becoming too hot!

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