So I’ve been a bit lame with my food blog. Work and life busy and blogging takes the back seat!
Made a lovely Chicken dish, courtesy of Jamie Olivers recipe. We had some friends coming over and we wanted a nice meal, simple but tasty and easy to prepare. I was sat watching some of Jamie Olivers videos this one was about potatoes and tomatoes I think. Anyhow, I jotted down the ingredients as he was talking and decided to try that meal in the evening. A test run!
It turned out beautifully!
- 500g of chicken
- 2 handfuls of small baby potatoes
- 1 and a half handfuls of small cherry tomatoes
For the dressing
- Extra virgin olive oil with some herbs and salt mixed in
How I prepared it
Boiled the baby potatoes until they were cooked but not too soft, whilst these are boiling I cut the chicken into chunks, and pierced the cherry tomatoes (this helps to take the skin off).
So next step, now everything is prepared and the taties are nearly done, put the cherry tomatoes into the boiling pan for 40-60seconds and once that time is up drain the pan of the water and tip the contents into a pyrex dish (I found this was easier as my workspace is not large enough to tip taties and tomatoes onto it- that’s what J.O does!)
Peel all the tomatoes, the skin should come off very easily after they’ve been boiled.
And squash, using your thumb if you can handle the heat or with a blunt knife, the new potatoes so they open up slightly.
Now those two things are done, put the chicken in the pyrex dish and mix it all up!
Pour some extra virgin olive oil over the dish and sprinkle some oregano over it too. Mix again so all things get mostly covered with the oil.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (fan assisted oven) and cook for 40-45 minutes… (until juices run clear in the chicken, normally this is enough time)
You can also add salt before putting it in the oven, but I chose not to as can add salt after!
So… 40 minutes later a delicious meal.
It’s comforting but light and tasty.
Add a salad for the side and if you want some soft bread. I made my own homemade dressing for the salad. E.v.Olive oil with oregano and black pepper mixed in well and also some fresh herbs I’ve been growing.
(I’ve search the site for the recipe but can’t find it… but there are lots of lovely recipes on here http://www.jamieoliver.com/ )