Cheesy chicken bake with new potatoes

Cheesy chicken bake with new potatoes

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal789
  • fat55g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein52g
  • salt0.88g
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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 85g garlic & herb soft cheese
  • 500g new potato, halved
    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…

  • 4 medium tomatoes, halved
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • large pinch caster sugar
  • 6 thyme sprigs, leaves stripped from 4

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • olive oil, to drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

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.

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cshobbs
21st May, 2015
5.05
Following the comments of others, I par-boiled my pots first. Recipe worked really well.
mrsboreham
29th Jul, 2014
2.55
I liked the concept of the dish but for me the timings were out... my chicken only took 30 minutes to cook... even when I caught it at 30 it was over and I also parboiled the potatoes before putting them in the roast tin...think they may have hard if I didn't. But if you alter the cooking times of stuff slightly the actual flavours are really nice, and it is really easy to cook!
ticklesmummyoftwo
4th Jul, 2012
4.05
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
15th Jan, 2012
5.05
Cheap, easy and tasty. You can add your own favourites such as mushroom and chorizo to make it your own.
mrsems
12th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
1st Jul, 2011
my daughter made this tonight with chicken breast , stuffed with the cheese and wrapped with italian ham, just gorgeous!
dianerichardson
17th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
18th Mar, 2011
4.05
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
16th Sep, 2010
5.05
Fabulous dish really tasty and easy to make, I am going to try Stilton next time instead of garlic & herb cheese.
andylangfor
2nd Sep, 2010
5.05
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

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