Chicken & crispy capers with new potatoes served in a pan

Chicken & crispy capers with new potatoes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 2

Combine chicken thighs with new potatoes and capers to make this quick and easy midweek meal, with stuffed olives and lemon zest to add some extra oomph

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 250g new potatoes, 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…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp dried oregano



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

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, halved
  • 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…

  • 2 tbsp capers, drained and dried
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 65g stuffed green olives
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced



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

  • handful of parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • ½ bag peppery salad, to serve


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and tip in the potatoes, boil for 8-10 mins, until cooked through, then drain.

  2. Mix the flour and oregano, then toss the chicken in it. Put the oil in a pan over a high heat and fry the capers until crispy, about 2 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  3. Turn the heat down a bit and add the chicken, then fry until golden, around 10 mins. Tip the drained potatoes into the pan with the olives. Fry for 10 mins, until the chicken is cooked through and a little charred. Squeeze the lemon juice over, scatter with capers, parsley and lemon zest and serve with the salad.

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Queen Of Parts's picture
Queen Of Parts
12th Feb, 2019
Not sure what I did wrong with the recipe, as it definitely didn't turn out right (my fault, rather than the recipe!) but my foodie husband suggested that a healthy dose of salt and pepper on the chicken whilst it's cooking would make a great addition to the flavour...
30th Jan, 2019
Tasty, quick and delicious. The whole family loved it. I couldn't quite get my capers crispy, but we all still loved it anyway. I love recipes like this with a small list of ingredients, but big flavour.
24th Jul, 2018
Thought it would be dry but wasn't. DId use chicken breast cut up into large chunks and so reduced the cooking time to make sure the meat stayed juicy
9th May, 2018
When should the capers be added back here? We assumed back in the pan right at the end before serving?
goodfoodteam's picture
15th May, 2018
Thanks for your question. The capers should be added at the end, along with the parsley and lemon zest. Apologies for the omission.
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