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Throw in the oven – Chicken with Shallots & Tomatoes

Is it just me or was last week a real struggle? Getting back to the commute and having a routine seemed so alien from just a few days of not really knowing what day it was. I hope I’m not alone in thinking that during the Christmas period I suddenly lose all sense of the day, it’s either Christmas eve, Christmas day, Boxing day or who knows! It was a relatively normal week yet hard work, anyone else feel that? OK good, you’re on my wavelength, that means you want some quick and easy meal choices for this coming week…

Here’s something I literally threw in the oven and didn’t touch until I heard the ping, leaving me time to have a shower, fold some washing and all the seriously boring stuff we all have to do! 

I always think of this when I look at the washing pile: 

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Anyway, I’m rambling on and all you really want is the recipe, right? OK, so here it is: 

Roasted Chicken Portions with Shallots & Tomatoes 

Ingredient and stuff list: 

  • Chicken on the bone – legs, thighs, drumsticks, your choice or a mixture.
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh thyme
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Large roasting pan
  • Foil

Cook it this way:

  • Whack your oven on – gas mark 7 / 220°C / 425°F or “Hot”.
  • Place the chicken in a large roasting pan
  • Peal the shallots but keep whole, throw in around 5-8 (depending on your love of the little lovelieslies)
  • Wash the tomatoes and throw these in the pan
  • Take a generous handful of parsley, remove the stalks, tear it a bit and vivaciously throw over the pan contents
  • Take a few whole stalks of fresh thyme, leisurely toss these in

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  • Sprinkle over a generous amount of garlic powder and then do the same with a few pinches of paprika. The more the merrier for both in my opinion!
  • Finally, drizzle a splash of olive oil.

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  • Cover in foil and roast for around 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven to remove the foil, place back in for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Check the chicken is cooked through, if you see clear juices you’re all good!

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What do you think? 

If you think it looks lovely, wait until you taste it. The combination sweetness from the tomatoes and shallots mixed with the fragrant thyme is really delicious – an experiment that paid off.

There you have it, a quick easy, Paleo friendly healthy supper awaits!

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