Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

Lemon & oregano chicken traybake

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(86 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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24th Jul, 2013
Made without bacon lardons and more stock and added garlic it was lovely I got loyd of compliments yummy!!
14th May, 2013
Made without bacon lardons and the lemon flavour really comes through. Also used fresh thyme instead of oregano and added garlic!
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Aunt Jane
5th Mar, 2013
Absolutely scrummy lots of oohs and ahhs and empty plates..
23rd Jan, 2013
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!
5th Jan, 2013
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.
12th Nov, 2012
A bit disappointed with this one. Lacked something, but maybe it was me!! :oS
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19th Oct, 2012
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!
16th Oct, 2012
Delicious,simple. My dinner guests loved it.
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1st Oct, 2012
Simple, tasty and lovely. Great mid-week meal
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1st Oct, 2012


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