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Chicken & Vegetable Tray Bake with Vadouvan

neil bougourd | 17 April, 2021

            Chicken & Vegetable Tray Bake with Vadouvan


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 6 free-range chicken thighs , skin off, bone out
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tsps of VADOUVAN
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  • Quarter the tomatoes and place them in a large baking dish or roasting tray (roughly 25cm x 30cm). Peel the onions and cut into large wedges, then deseed and roughly chop the peppers. Add all these to the tray along with the chicken thighs.
  • Squash the unpeeled garlic cloves with the back of your knife and add to the tray, then sprinkle over the vadouvan.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil, the balsamic and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Toss everything together really well to coat, then spread across the tray, making sure the chicken isn’t covered by the vegetables.
  • Roast for around 1 hour, or until the chicken is golden and cooked through, turning and basting it a couple of times during cooking with the juices from the tray.
  • Serve the traybake with a lovely green salad on the side. You could also buddy it up with a little rice, polenta or a loaf of crusty bread to mop up the juices.
original recipe*