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Recipe  •  29 March 2022

 

Chicken traybake with baby potatoes, olives, capers and cherry tomatoes

One-pot cooking at its very best.

This dish is as suitable for cosy weeknight suppers as it is for show-off entertaining!

Serves 4

  • 550g baby potatoes
  • 300g cherry tomatoes
  • 60g pitted black olives, chopped in half
  • Few sprigs of rosemary and/or oregano (optional)
  • 2½ tbsp olive oil4 chicken legs, skin on, bone in (roughly 1kg)
  • 25g capers (from a jar), drained
  • 20g fresh parsley, roughly chopped

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Place the potatoes, tomatoes, olives and herbs in a medium-sized roasting pan. Sprinkle over some seasoning, then toss everything in 2 tbsp of the olive oil.
  2. Place the chicken legs on top, drizzle the remaining olive oil over the skin, season again and roast, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and stir in the capers. Roast for a further 15 minutes. Divide the chicken and veg between 4 plates, making sure to spoon out all the cooking juices. Garnish with lots of fresh parsley before serving.

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