Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

An all-in-one supper of roast, cheap chicken thighs and crispy new potatoes with all the sunshine flavours of the Med

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
515
protein
30g
carbs
21g
fat
32g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 500g new potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 8 shallots
  • 100g bacon lardons
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • 5 oregano sprigs
  • 100ml white wine (see tip below)
  • 200ml chicken stock

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the potatoes into a large shallow roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tbsp of the oil, season well and toss to coat. Roast for 20 mins until starting to crisp.
  2. Season the chicken thighs and add to the roasting tin along with the shallots, bacon lardons, lemon wedges and oregano. Drizzle with the remaining oil, then return to the oven for 20 mins. Pour over the wine and stock, and roast for a final 20 mins until the chicken is golden and cooked through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2012

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cshobbs's picture
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Very tasty but so easy. I can see I'll be using this recipe as the basis for many variations.

shellyshearing's picture

Have made this dish a couple of times now and just as delicious as the first. I added mushrooms too. Great "hearty" but light dish.

zoesmum025's picture
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Just finished! It was delish! I followed the advice of jennyrudge and only used half a lemon, did the job nicely. Next time I shall use boneless chicken as I only make it for two people. I also added the carrots cut into quarters lengthwise and dusted the chicken in seasoned flour. Such a fun recipe!!

jennyrudge's picture

Made this tonight was lovely but all I could taste in the juice was lemon, spoilt it a bit so would maybe not put so much in next time.

clare211's picture
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This recipe has become a favourite at our house, it's very simple and the flavours are great. I also add carrots and garlic. After plating it up, I put the tray over the hob and quickly thicken the juices/stock left in the tray with a little flour to make a gravy.

archangelrich's picture
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Insanely easy. Really really tasty. The recipe is so straightforward, but it's a good one to play around with, and you don't have to be too precise. I've run out of white wine, so added a dash of sherry to the stock. I've sprinkled over some smoked paprika on the potatoes at the first roasting. I've seasoned the chicken with peri peri. It's an excellent recipe as it is, but the possibilities are endless.

JacquiMrsC's picture
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Love the smoked paprika idea - going to try that tonight. Have cooked this a few times - usually add a couple of cloves of garlic too ... delicious. Thanks for the tip!

linzema's picture
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So simple and tasty - will be making this again

theotherhalf_404's picture
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Didn't have wine so just added the extra stoke also added 3 garlic grated cloves at the beginning when starting the potatoes. Went down a great glad to say there wasn't much left.

kerryannb's picture

Delicious! I also made without the bacon and added garlic, olives and served with green beans. So easy to make , definitely will make again

Tashy87's picture

Made without bacon lardons and more stock and added garlic it was lovely I got loyd of compliments yummy!!

evilbendyone's picture
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Made without bacon lardons and the lemon flavour really comes through. Also used fresh thyme instead of oregano and added garlic!

janemhankinson's picture

Absolutely scrummy lots of oohs and ahhs and empty plates..

chatelaineldn's picture
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Loved this idea for a quick and easy (it would have to be!) chicken recipe. Third time I have cooked it and it really is fool-proof and tastes great!

emmjay's picture
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Will make this again, but next time will use breasts as the thighs were so very fatty. So much so, that even my easy-to-please husband had trouble eating them. This is, of course, not the fault of the recipe. Maybe our Aussie chickens are a bit fattier than your British ones?? Yesterday, when I made this dish, the temperature was 50 degrees celsius (yes, 50), so the last thing we felt like eating was fat and grease. Very quick and easy, and am sure it will be a winner with chicken breasts.

crazymothercooker's picture
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A bit disappointed with this one. Lacked something, but maybe it was me!! :oS

mercuryzelda's picture
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This was easy and delicious. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs and it still worked well. The broth keeps the chicken so nice and moist!

wilbert09's picture
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Delicious,simple. My dinner guests loved it.

marticlar's picture
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Simple, tasty and lovely. Great mid-week meal

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