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Italian Chicken Bake

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Italian Chicken Bake

So easy you won't believe it, so best you try it, so simple and tasty your family can't deny it. This roast chicken and buttery bean and tomato herb traybake and mash will set the tone for the week's flavor bombs.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 2 x Chicken Leg Quarters
  • ½ x Onion - diced
  • 1 clove x Garlic - chopped
  • 60ml x Red Wine
  • ½ cup x Tomato Passata
  • 1 sachet x Chicken Stock
  • 1 tin x Butter Beans - drained and rinsed
  • 2 x Tomatoes - diced
  • 5g x Rosemary - leaves pulled from stem and chopped
  • 300g x Potatoes - peeled and quartered
  • Sugar/Sweetener (from your pantry)
  • Water (from your pantry)
  • Butter (from your pantry)
  • Milk (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 4 x Chicken Leg Quarters
  • 1 x Onion - diced
  • 2 cloves x Garlic - chopped
  • 120ml x Red Wine
  • 1 cup x Tomato Passata
  • 2 sachets x Chicken Stock
  • 2 tins x Butter Beans - drained and rinsed
  • 4 x Tomatoes - diced
  • 10g x Rosemary - leaves pulled from stem and chopped
  • 600g x Potatoes - peeled and quartered
  • Sugar/Sweetener (from your pantry)
  • Water (from your pantry)
  • Butter (from your pantry)
  • Milk (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Method

Before You Begin

Prepare your ingredients & cooking utensils: Use a chopping board and lay all the ingredients out. Take out any “Pantry Items”. Preheat your oven to 200°C.

Washing Instruction

Wash your hands, tomatoes and potatoes well. Rinse your rosemary thoroughly and drain on paper towel.

Gino's Tip

Tray bakes are brilliant for minimizing time in the kitchen just be sure to develop your flavors beforehand and watch the magic happen in the oven.

Step 1 - Mash Potato

Cook your quartered potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water for 10-12 minutes until fork soft - your fork should go through and release cleanly. Drain through a colander, allow to steam dry for a few minutes then proceed to mash your potatoes with a potato masher, taste and season with salt and pepper. You can fold through some butter and warm milk for extra decadence.

Step 2 - Italian Tray Bake

Season your chicken leg quarters with salt and pepper. Place skin-side down on a deep dish oven tray/baking dish and roast in the oven for 15 minutes, while your chicken is roasting heat a large casserole pan over med-high heat, add a drizzling of olive oil and once your pan is warm fry your diced onion, chopped garlic and rosemary for 4-5 minutes. Proceed to add your red wine and reduce it down until slightly sticky or almost evaporated - stir regularly. Then add your tomato paste and chicken stock with about a cup of water and bring your sauce to the heat, about 3-4 minutes. Taste and balance your tartness with your sugar/sweetener - I would use about 2-3 teaspoons. Remove your chicken from the oven, flip them over, pour over your sauce, add your butter beans and diced tomatoes, mix through and continue roasting for 20-25 minutes until your chicken is cooked and your sauce is hot and has thickened.

To Serve

Divide your mash and italian tray bake amongst your servings.