Tray Bake Chicken Dinner.
Based on recipe from “Jamie Oliver’s Recipe” iOS app.
Ingredients (for 2)
2 Chicken thighs 2 Rashers of bacon 2 Chipolatas 1 Red onion 2 Potatoes 2 Carrots 50g Frozen peas 50g Broad beans 1/2 Cube Chicken Stock knob Butter 1/2 tbsp Plain flour sage !( /images/TrayBakeChickenDinner/morganp-20130703-TrayBakeChickenDinner-IMG_2210-Edit.jpg )
Pre-heat oven to 200.
Make tin foil pocket and fill with peas, broad beens, a sprig of mint and the knob of butter. Now seal up the pocket ready for putting in the oven later.
50g Frozen peas 50g Broad beans knob Butter
Peal carrots and cut into 2cm chunks, quarter potatoes. Boil for 10 minutes.
2 Potatoes 2 Carrots
Place Chicken thighs in a bowl and coat in olive oil with a little salt. Peel and quarter the onion.
2 Chicken thighs 1 Red onion
Now wrap up chipolatas with the bacon to make the pigs in blankets. I prefer pancetta but streaky bacon will do.
2 Rashers of bacon 2 Chipolatas !( /images/TrayBakeChickenDinner/morganp-20130703-TrayBakeChickenDinner-IMG_2223.jpg )
Place chicken in a baking tray skin side down with the pigs in blankets, put in the oven for 15 minutes.
Removing the potatoes and carrots from the pan using a slotted spoon, placing in a colander, keep 250ml of water for the gravy. Shake potatoes and carrots around in the colander to chuff up the edges for nice crispy roast vegetables.
Once the initial 15 minutes is up on the chicken and pigs in blankets remove from the oven and add the potatoes, carrots and quartered onion. Make sure everything is coated from the oil and fats. Turn the chicken skin side up. Cover in sage.
Place in oven for an additional 30 minutes, turn oven up to 220 degrees. 10 minutes to go add the peas and broad beans to the oven.
1/2 Cube Chicken Stock 1/2 tbsp Plain flour
Plate up on warm plates while you make the gravy. Place roasting tray on a medium heat, add flour and chicken stock mixing to a paste scraping everything from the bottom of the pan. Add 250ml of water from the potato and carrot pan, bring to the boil. Then spoon over the plates, or place in a jug.