One pan Mediterranean roast chicken, potatoes and peppers

    50 min

    Try this easy roast chicken mid-week, or if you have if you have a house full as a simplified Sunday lunch. If you want a slightly less indulgent dish you can leave out the chorizo or lardons, but these do add lovely flavours to the dish. Add an extra 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil if you do leave out the chorizo or lardons.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 750g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 8 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
    • 150g diced chorizo or bacon lardons
    • 1 to 2 red, yellow or orange peppers, seeded and cut into wedges
    • 1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
    • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
    • 2 sprigs rosemary
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 20 cherry or baby plum tomatoes
    • 1 large handful of green olives, plain or stuffed with pimento or anchovies (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 C / Fan 200 C / Gas 7 while you prepare your vegetables and chicken.
    2. Pop the potatoes in a shallow microwaveable dish and pour over 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with cling film, piercing a hole in the top and microwave on high (based on a 750watt microwave) for 5 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile put the chicken, chorizo or lardons (if using), peppers, onion, carrots, rosemary and olive oil in a large roasting tray. Add the partially cooked potatoes and toss everything together so it is coated in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze over the lemon juice, and put in the oven for 30 minutes.
    4. After 30 minutes turn everything around in the tray and add the tomatoes (and olives, if using) and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and cooked through.

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    Lovely flavour, definitely worth using some decent chorizo as it makes the dish. Finished cooking 5-10 mins earlier than stated in our oven, so I'd watch out for that next time. Does make enough for 4 decent portions.  -  15 Jun 2017


    This was really nice. It took me longer to brown up the potatoes etc.  -  23 Oct 2013