Wednesday, 23 November 2011

What's for dinner? - Chicken and Roasted Baby Potatoes

This is a great dish with little washing up which is always a bonus. What you do is seal the chicken on a pan and put it on a roasting tray and add the sauce you made earlier and put the chicken in the oven. Most of the washing up will be done before the food goes in the oven leaving you with two roasting trays.
This recipe serves 4.

4 chicken fillets
10 mushrooms
5g castor sugar
Salt and pepper


Chopped tomatoes (2 tins)
Handful of fresh basil
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper 
1 tsp dried chillies


  1. Put a saucepan in a high heat
  2. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and basil to a saucepan
  3. After 3 minutes add the tomatoes 
  4. After 2 minutes add the chilies
  5. There is no need to add tomato puree to this sauce as it will reduce in the oven.
  6. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190 degrees 
  7. Place the chicken on a roasting tray
  8. Add the sauce
  9. Cook for 20 minutes 

For the potatoes:

  1. Par boil some baby potatoes 
  2. Cut in half and colour on a grill pan with no oil at first
  3. When the pan is quite hot and the potatoes begin to colour add some oil
  4. Then place on a roasting tray and cover the base of the potatoes in chicken stock (optional) 
  5. Cook for 30 minutes at gas mark 5/ 190 degrees 

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