Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal515
  • fat32g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 500g new potato, thinly sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 6-8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 8 shallots
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 100g bacon lardon
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 5 oregano sprigs
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 100ml white wine (see tip below)
  • 200ml chicken stock

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.

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jeanlovesbeads
19th Nov, 2015
5.05
Excellent recipe. I used chicken legs and maincrop potatoes, also garlic oil and dried oregano. The timing allows for preparing veg, setting the table and serving apéritifs. Ideal for a family meal or dinner party.
nandavies
30th Oct, 2015
Great recipe, and really easy (I only do easy recipes but tell the family that it is for an experienced cook! :)
faitlp
28th Sep, 2015
5.05
Slight mods in my recipe, like added garlic, roughly chopped carrots and parsnip and lastly thyme, as it's growing in my garden. All very happy with the results!
janet_birch
12th Aug, 2015
5.05
Brilliant - just added garlic as others did - will do again. Great for those trying to avoid fat.
Polabear
29th Jul, 2015
5.05
I created an account just to rave about this recipe! I made it once a while ago and it was absolutely fantastic - and it just randomly popped into my head again today, which means I'll be making it again for dinner tonight. Can't wait - it really is a winner.
cshobbs
20th May, 2015
3.8
Very tasty but so easy. I can see I'll be using this recipe as the basis for many variations.
susieone
19th May, 2015
5.05
This was a lovely recipe, although I left out the potatoes. I used those long shallots and chopped up a preserved lemon which I thought would go well with the oregano. It did! (I didn't use potatoes in the dish because I had a Delia Smith email and for no particular reason, I clicked through to her video on roasting potatoes and HAD to give it a go. Mine have always been OK, but Delia's method was easier and better. I made the BEST roasties of my life to go with this chicken recipe. Perfect. Yum yum.)
shellyshearing
18th Mar, 2015
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.
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zoesmum025
22nd Jan, 2015
5.05
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
21st Oct, 2014
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.

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