chicken and Vegetable Tray Bake

This is a generous winter dish that is snappy and straightforward, with negligible cleaning up. In a perfect world, the chicken ought to be left to marinate medium-term as this truly improves the flavors, yet this isn’t basic.The excellence of this dish is that you can swap in a decent assortment of regular vegetables relying upon the season: in spring, I’ll use asparagus, spring onion and new potatoes, with chives and parsley; and in the mid year, I’ll use peppers, fennel, tomatoes and courgettes, finishing with new mint and pomegranate seeds. Try not to feel that you need to pursue the correct formula; rather utilize the idea to praise all that is in season.The chicken is best left to marinate medium-term however it’s not basic. Keep the vegetables thick, 
otherwise they will cook quicker than the chicken.



  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  •  and ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • then ½ tsp hot bean stew powder
  • or ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, squashed
  • a couple glugs of good olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs on the bone
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, depleted
  • 2 red onions, stripped and cut into stout wedges
  • 1 aubergine, slice in to extensive lumps
  • ½ little squash, stripped, deseeded and slice in to wedges
  • 1 fennel knob, cut into 
6 wedges
  • cleaved coriander, to serve
  • toasted nuts, for example, pistachios, pine nuts or chipped almonds, 
to serve
  • For the tahini yogurt
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 200g coconut or regular yogurt
  • pizzazz and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, pounded


Combine every one of the flavors, garlic and 2-3 tbsp olive oil. Make a couple of cuts in the chicken substance with a little blade and rub in the marinade, covering the thighs everywhere. Leave in the refrigerator for no less than 30 minutes, however in a perfect world medium-term.To cook, preheat the stove to 200C/180C fan/gas stamp 6.

Utilizing your biggest preparing plate, sprinkle in the chickpeas at that point include the vegetables and shower with a couple glugs of olive oil, and season. Settle the chicken pieces to finish everything, at that point prepare for 50 minutes, until the point when the meat is cooked and brilliant.In the interim, combine the 
tahini yogurt fixings with 
1-2 tbsp cold water.Squash the chickpeas into the plate juices, at that point present with the chicken and vegetables, dissipated with the coriander and toasted nuts, with 
the tahini yogurt close by.

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