Cheesy chicken bake with new potatoes

Cheesy chicken bake with new potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This new take on roast chicken, all baked in one pan, is set to become a My Good Food favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
789
protein
52g
carbs
24g
fat
55g
saturates
19g
fibre
2g
sugar
5g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 85g garlic & herb soft cheese
  • 500g new potatoes, halved
  • 4 medium tomatoes, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • large pinch caster sugar
  • 6 thyme sprigs, leaves stripped from 4
  • olive oil, to drizzle

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Carefully lift the skin on the chicken thighs and spread the soft cheese between the skin and flesh. Sit the chicken in a roasting tin, skin-side up, and surround with the potatoes and halved tomatoes, cut-side up.
  2. Scatter the tomatoes with the garlic and a light sprinkling of sugar (this helps to bring out their natural sweetness). Scatter the thyme leaves and sprigs over the tin, season and drizzle with oil. Roast for 45 mins until the chicken and potatoes are cooked through with crisp, golden skin.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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ticklesmummyoftwo's picture
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I have made this for tonight's dinner - Only I used chicken breasts rather than thighs as I find to much fat comes out of thighs & I try to encourage my family to leave the skin - I'm not sure if this is why but to me I cant really taste the cheese, it seems over powered by the thyme???
I will make it again, but I think I'll add some sliced onions, mushrooms, courgettes & peppers so there's more roasted vegies in it to help flavour it & perhaps maybe leave the thyme or at least not add as much! I think some extra garlic & maybe some chilli would work well with the dish.

djluckyheather's picture
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Cheap, easy and tasty. You can add your own favourites such as mushroom and chorizo to make it your own.

mrsems's picture
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I'm making this again tonight (second time this week) it's just so yummy. The first time I made it I didn't have any garlic cream cheese so I just pressed 2 cloves of fresh garlic into plain cream cheese. I also part-boiled potatoes and chopped up some butternut squash chunks and threw them in too. My husband (a chef) decided to pop some olive oil onto the skin of the chicken thighs and then used it to stick on breadcrumbs and freshly grated parmesan. The whole dish was super delicious!

catboo's picture

my daughter made this tonight with chicken breast , stuffed with the cheese and wrapped with italian ham, just gorgeous!

dianerichardson's picture
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Gorgeous!!! Very moist chicken, potatoes cooked beautifully (but I cut them lengthways rather than widthwards!!), and the cheezy ooze made a fantastic sauce. I didn't bother with the garlic, and wouldn't next time as I felt there was enough flavour in the cheese. Will definitely do it again, it was so easy to throw together and very yummy!!! :-)

mickandsharon's picture
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A good quick recipe enjoyed by the whole family, only fault being that the skin is just too tasty to leave which doesn't make it overly healthy. Gorgeous as a treat though.

hilarywalsh's picture
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Fabulous dish really tasty and easy to make, I am going to try Stilton next time instead of garlic & herb cheese.

andylangfor's picture
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1st time pots were a little hard, so I cut them into smaller pieces. also added different veg to add variety : squash, perrers, mushrooms. but the star was the cheesy chicken, I uses phille with garlic.........no vampires here ! fantastic dish

janetstewa's picture
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I cooked the chicken a while longer.My daughter in law wont eat chicken when its juicy,she says its not cooked through.otherwise very nice,i would cook it again.very tasty.

kategoudy's picture
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I was a little disappointed with this. Definitely very easy but unfortunately not very cheesy and really lacked that little something. My new potatoes were hard too! Next time I would use baby new pots or blanch them first. I would also maybe add some chorizo to spice it up a bit.

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Evelyn Bell 31 March 2010

I made this bake twice. First time the potatoes were hard when
everthing else was cooked next time I blanched the potatoes.
Result perfect.

mrshollands's picture
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Easy, very little washing up and yummy! Couldn't ask for anymore!!

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