SW recipe: Roast chicken, potatoes & thyme

Serves 4. Ready in 1 hour 20 minute

Ingredients:

  • 1kg potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward, washed or peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Large bunch of fresh thyme, broken into sprigs
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 120ml boiling chicken stock
  • 1.25kg chicken thighs and drumsticks, skinned
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roast Chicken Potatoes Thyme

Method:

Put the potatoes into a large shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer. Scatter over the onion, lemon slices, bay leaves and most of the thyme sprigs.

Put the tomato puree into a bowl with the vinegar, stir in the stock and pour over the potatoes. Top with the chicken and coat it with low-calorie cooking spray. Season to taste.

Roast for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.

You can skin the chicken using kitchen paper to help you get a good grip (for the drumsticks, peel skin away from the thick end then pull it off over the bony part).

Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Increase the oven temperature to 220C/Fan 200C/Gas Mark 7 and roast everything else for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are turning golden.

Put the chicken back on top, garnish with the remaining thyme and serve hot with salad or your favourite vegetables.

 

 

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