Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

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(81 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 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



    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



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

  • 5 oregano sprigs



    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


  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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19th May, 2015
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.)
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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22nd Jan, 2015
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!!
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.
8th Jul, 2014
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.
16th Jun, 2014
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.
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5th Jul, 2014
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!
7th May, 2014
So simple and tasty - will be making this again
18th Dec, 2013
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.
25th Nov, 2013
Delicious! I also made without the bacon and added garlic, olives and served with green beans. So easy to make , definitely will make again


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