An easy one-pan tray baked chicken recipe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'm not going to claim that this recipe is entirely my own (though I wish I could!). They are simply my adapted versions of recipes I've found in the past.

I don't know about you but I've got to that age where I LOVE a dinner party. Food is one of my most favourite things in life so combine that with friends and wine then you're onto a winner. I previously showed you one of our Sunday dinner party recipes but this was a recipe for a meal I cooked on New Years Day. The main course is very easy and means you can just chuck it in the oven and get back to your friends!

Tray baked chicken (Serves 4)

You will need:

  • 4 chicken breasts (plus one more in case someone likes your cooking so much they ask for seconds)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Dried oregano
  • 1 lemon (quartered)
  • Cherry or vine tomatoes
  • Bacon rashers or streaky bacon depending on preference (cut into small strips)
  • Rosemary (fresh for a stronger flavour)
STEP ONE - Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. Take out a large oven proof dish and drizzle with olive oil
STEP TWO - Get a piece of baking parchment/greaseproof paper and sprinkle over a good amount of paprika, oregano, salt and pepper
STEP THREE - Roll each breast in the spices in order to coat it then lay in the overproof dish
STEP FOUR - Simply squeeze the lemon quarters over the chicken then tuck around the chicken
STEP FIVE - Chuck on the tomatoes, rosemary, bacon and a couple of knobs of butter and a good drizzle of olive oil
STEP SIX - bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes but make sure the chicken is cooked the whole way through (don't want no salmonella)

I normally serve this with either dauphinoise potatoes or new potatoes and green veg such as tenderstem brocolli or green beans. It is a great tasty, easy dish which you can just bung in the oven and get on with your socialising and wine drinking! 

This recipe is also easily adapted to a one or two person meal by just halving the quantities and reducing the cooking time!

Now, what to have for pudding I hear you ask? Well just because its you I have a wee treat coming up in the next few days in the form of a recipe for White Chocolate and Berry Roulade! Don't say I ain't good to ya!

Let me know if you try this recipe! Would love to see photos!
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  1. This looks so delicious and sounds simple enough to make too! I really want to get more in to cooking and baking this year as I have never been a great cook, I do love eating food though! haha.

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

    1. Thank you! Honestly it's really easy! I absolutely love cooking and baking - only wish I had more money and time to do it haha! Let me know if you try this recipe :)

  2. Looks so delicious! I'll try to make it and see what it turns out! xx

    1. Thank you! Ah I'd love to know if you make it! Instagram me a picture @laurakathren or tweet me if you do!


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