Mediterranean chicken tray bake

Mediterranean chicken tray bake

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
A colourful all-in-one bake bursting with summer flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal401
  • fat21g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein45g
  • salt0.63g
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  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp olive oil
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  • 4 skin-on chicken breasts
  • ½ x 150g pack full-fat garlic & herb soft cheese
  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes
  • handful black olives


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the peppers and onion on a big baking tray with half the oil. Transfer to the oven and cook on the top shelf for 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, carefully make a pocket between the skin and the flesh of each chicken breast, but don’t pull off the skin completely. Push equal amounts of cheese under the skin, smooth the skin back down, brush it with the rest of the oil, season, then add to the tray along with the tomatoes and olives. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 mins more until the chicken is golden and cooked. Serve with baked potatoes, if you like.

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10th May, 2019
Really, really easy and a winner for all of the family. I had to improvise as I didn’t have the garlic cream cheese in so placed easy garlic and some grated Parmesan under the skin instead. I also added some chopped chorizo sausage I had in as my 9 year old is a bit of a carnivore and I new he would bypass most of the veg. I just served with rice..... delicious. Will definitely make this one again.
26th Jun, 2012
This was so easy to make and really delicious I also added so mozzarella balls to the baking tray at the same Time I put the chicken in. We had this with some mashed potatoe which went amazing with this dish will be making this dish more often : )
30th Aug, 2011
Really good! Have cooked this twice in one week! I used skinless breast fillets, slit and stuffed with the cheese, which was ordinary cream cheese mashed with garlic, chopped oregano and seasoning.
26th Aug, 2011
Very easy and full of flavour. Will do again without doubt.
25th Aug, 2011
Lovely receipe. Easy and full of flavours. Made it with the new potatoes and runner beans for a lovely, tasty mid-week mid-summer meal for two. One of those great Good Food receipes that you can quickly prep and leave to cook itself in the oven. Will definitely do again.
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