Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Slow-cooked Chicken with Sweet Roasted Tomatoes

I found this recipe on Jamie Oliver’s website recently and thought it sounded great. As always happens with me and Jamie’s recipes half way through I realised it wasn’t going to work according to his recipe.

I thought it was going to be a bit of a disaster, but it ended up being delicious. Not as easy as Jamie announced though.

The chicken fell off the bone, it was that tender and had a wonderful smoky, sweet and spicy flavour.

Here’s what I did -

4 chicken drumsticks and 6 wings
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper1 bunch of fresh basil, roughly chopped
4 - 6 tomatoes, quartered
3 potatoes, chopped into large pieces
1 whole bulb of garlic, broken up into cloves
3 fresh red chillies, finely chopped
olive oil
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Put the chicken onto a deep tray and add all basil, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic cloves, chilli and salt and pepper and drizzle over some olive oil. Massage everything together. Put it in the oven for 40 minutes, covered.

After 40 minutes mixed everything around and separate the chicken and potatoes from the tomatoes etc. Return the chicken and potatoes to the oven for 20 minutes, till brown and crisp. Put the tomatoes etc into a pan and simmer on the stove mashing the tomatoes and removing the garlic skins and adjust seasoning.

To serve, place the chicken and potatoes on a plate and pour the desired amount of tomato on top.


1 comment:

Anisha said...

This was wonderful and satisfying meal. A good twist to just a normal salt and pepper roast chicken