Piri-piri chicken with smashed sweet potatoes & broccoli served in a casserole dish

Piri-piri chicken with smashed sweet potatoes & broccoli

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

Serves 2 adults, 2 children

Serve up an easy one-pan traybake of piri-piri chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli. As well as being simple to make, it delivers three of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal662
  • fat23g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre15g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes (about 900g), peeled and cut into large chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • oil, for drizzling
  • 6-8 chicken thighs, skin left on
    Turkey

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 25g sachet piri-piri spice mix (or a mild version, if you like)
    Piri piri

    Piri-piri

    pi-ri pi-ri

    Piri-piri, peri-peri or peli-peli is the name used in Portuguese and a number of African…

  • 300g long-stem broccoli
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Toss the sweet potatoes with a generous drizzle of oil and some seasoning, and tip into a very large roasting tin. Push the potatoes to one end of the tin, then, in the other end, toss the chicken with the onions, spice mix, a drizzle of oil and some seasoning. Roast for 40 mins, stirring everything halfway through. Add the broccoli to the tin, drizzle with a little oil and season, then roast for 10-15 mins more.

  2. Remove the chicken, onions and broccoli from the tin. Roughly mash the potatoes using a fork, making sure you incorporate all the chicken juices and spices from the pan. Spread the mash over the base of the tin, then top with the broccoli, chicken and onions and serve from the tin in the middle of the table.

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Julieanne007's picture
Julieanne007
18th Jun, 2020
5.05
I used skinless chicken thighs, normal broccoli, and a mix of sweet potato and white. The dish was a winner.
T T's picture
T T
2nd Mar, 2020
5.05
Great recipe, very quick and minimal prep and mess. Kids loved it. Added one clove of garlic to enhance the taste!! Excellent
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