Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and potatoes

Roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and potatoes

A couple of weeks ago I watched "Jamie at Home” for the first time – it was an episode about potatoes. I love potatoes – who doesn’t? – and all the recipes were mouthwatering. Joao must have thought so too, because he asked me to make this chicken for lunch on the following day – and he is a beef guy. BEEF.

I didn’t have a pen at the moment to take notes, and I don’t really remember him giving exact ingredient amounts, so this is my version of his roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and potatoes.

The food was really good and I like the idea of using fresh oregano – a nice herb change to a basil addict like me.


This is my entry for the Weekend Herb Blogging, this time hosted by Erin, from The Skinny Gourmet.

Roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and potatoes

Roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and potatoes
from Jamie at Home

8 chicken pieces – I used thighs, wings and drumsticks
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
juice of ½ lime
400g new potatoes
100g cherry tomatoes
¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
1 large handful fresh oregano leaves + 2 extra sprigs

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken, garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook until nicely browned.
Meanwhile, boil some water in a large saucepan and rapidly cook the potatoes – drain and set aside. If there are potatoes much bigger than others, cut in half.
Squeeze the lime juice over the chicken, mix well and remove from heat.
Place the handful of oregano leaves in a mortar or food processor – Jamie used his crazy shaker - and lightly smash/process. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and smash/process again, until you get some delicious green oil.
Place the chicken, potatoes and tomatoes in a baking dish, drizzle with the green oil, add the oregano sprigs and mix.
Bake for 25-30 minutes and serve immediately.

Served very well the hungry couple on a Sunday lunch. :)


Meeta K. Wolff said...

These types of chicken dishes I love best. Easy to make with 100% flavor. I love this Patricia!

Manggy said...

i LOVE that show! (You probably know that already, ha ha ha!) Yours looks even better than Jamie's!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Hi Patricia - that looks so warm and inviting! I love the addition of potatoes, cherry tomatoes and oregano, for a Mediteranean flavor.

Nic said...

I have been watching too and I got given the book for Xmas.
This looks really 'comforting' and perfect for this time of year. I have to agree with Manggy - yours is way better looking!

LyB said...

Patricia that looks so, sooooo good! No, better than good, that looks delicious, mouth wateringly good, wow!

Kana said...

HI Patricia:
Warm potatoes are like a big hug :)

Anonymous said...

DELISH looking. My tummy is growling now.

Peter M said...

Fresh oregano is the one that is mellower than it's dried version, both are enjoyed by this Greek.

I can see why Joao love this meal.

Anonymous said...

Oh this looks scrumptious!

Aimée said...

A perfect dish for the snowy weather we are having up here!

Deborah said...

I have an oregano plant that is growing like crazy, despite being stuck indoors for the winter. I am always looking for recipes to use it in, so thanks for this! It sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Great photo! I think I'll make this for dinner. I have some excellent Greek kalamata olive oil.

Anonymous said...

I saw that one, and you did a very good job by memory! Looks delicious.

Cheryl said...

This looks like some rib sticking, good old comfort food to have on our freezing cold nights.

Cakespy said...

Perfect for this time of year!

Sarah said...

I always love your weekend herb event recipes!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I love oregano with potatoes almost as much as thyme with potatoes (my absolute favorite combination). In the summer, the oregano in my garden is quite strong, and it takes well to this type of "pesto" treatment. I'll be trying this recipe very soon!

Thistlemoon said...

That looks like such wonderful comfort food! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Oooh that looks super! I make something very similar with salmon steaks and capers... I will have to try this with chicken! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Looks fabulous, Patricia - as always! Fresh, simple, Mediterranean style food always works!

Sharona May said...

Looks like a wonderful meal ! Very nicely done and I love the flavors.

Sharona May

test it comm said...

Roasting the potatoes and tomatoes with the chicken sounds really tasty. All of the chicken drippings and tomato juice combining at the bottom. I have never user fresh oregano. I will have to look for some to try.

Jaime said...

two of my most favorite things - tomatoes and potatoes! i only eat chicken breasts, so i'm not sure if this would be too dry after roasting? i'd love to try this though!

Cynthia said...

This is the type of meal I can eat daily and never get tired of.

Peabody said...

MMM, this looks like a great dinner.

Stella said...

If I could, I would steal your chicken tray bake!

Emily said...

That sounds like a comforting meal. This sounds like something we'd eat for a Sunday dinner.
I like Jamie Oliver. Isn't he wonderful?

Anonymous said...

I adore Jamie Oliver; I love how fresh-looking and tasting his dishes usually are. Love the idea of all the fresh looks like it was a really comforting, tasty meal! I'll have to try this!

Alejandra Ramos said...

Do you know what? I sometimes think that NOT having the exact measurements it was makes this so delicious. I've recently grown quite fond of Jamie... (And it doesn't hurt that he's absolutely adorable, does it?!)

KJ said...

Oooh, I make this dish all the time. It is really good. I have the book form the series. It has some terrific recipes.

Look out for a dish in the series where he cooks sausage on a bed of tomatoes. It is seriously, seriously good.

kickpleat said...

this looks great. comforting and homey! a perfect weekend dinner.

Anonymous said...

i keep meaning to try and catch jamie oliver's show, but i never remember.

how can you go wrong with roast chicken and potatoes? you can't, and that's all there is to it.

Anonymous said...

That looks yummy-licious!
I totally understand how this dish could turn a 'beef-guy' into a 'chicken-guy'. Genius!

Anonymous said...

I love these types of tray-bake dishes with the veg already thrown in :) Yummy and easy! This looks absolutely delicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Meeta, very easy indeed!

Mark, I do know that - and what's not to love? I feel like moving to a house and having a garden like his. :)
And thank you for your compliment, my dear friend!

T.W., and the olive oil adds a delicious flavor, too.

Nic, time to start cooking from that fabulous book! :)
Thank you, dear!

LyB, thank you, sweetie!!

Maya, I agree with you! :)

Curious foodie, thank you for stopping by!

Peter, he did and I was glad, he's so picky... :)

Kristen, thank you!

Aimée, very comforting!

Deb, really? I have parsley, rosemary and basil at home, I should try growing oregano too!

Anna, thank you for visiting!

Sherry, thank you! And thank you for stopping by, too!

Cheryl, and it's easy to put together, dear.

Cakespy, thank you!

Sarah, I'm glad you do, thank you, sweetie!

Lydia, I have to try potatoes with thyme, you've got me curious! :)

Jenn, thank you!

Bron, tks for visiting! That salmon sounds amazing...

Toni, and one can't go wrong with potatoes, right? :)

Sharona, thank you for your visit!

Kevin, the flavors worked well together.

MrsPresley, maybe if you roast it for less time, I don't know... I think that thighs and drumsticks taste better, though.

Cynthia, thank you!

Pea, simple yet delicious food.

Valentina, and if I could I'd love to have you over for dinner!

Emiline, he is! So adorable and talented!

Amy, I love the way he cooks, too.

Alejandra, thank you for your visit! And he is adorable and cute, I agree!

KJ, I'll keep my eyes open for that episode, tks for telling me that!

Kickpleat, thank you!

Michelle, thank you for stopping by!

Zen Chef, my husband is crazy for beef, you have no idea. :)

Joey, it's all in there, sweetie - and it's quite healthy in my humble opinion!

Anonymous said...

Nice... I always watch "Jamie at home". I think he is the one of the best chef, he is NOT Italian but he can cook Italian food perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh... chicken and potatoes! My two favourite items. This looks really good; consider them bookmarked! Thanks for sharing, sweetie :)

Kalyn Denny said...

It does sound delicious! I love the idea of oregano-flavored oil. Personally I think oregano is very under-appreciated! I do like it a lot.

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried roast chicken with oregano yet. I love roast chicken with potatoes. Easy and delicious for a lazy weekend.

Andrea said...

This sounds so perfect and homey. I've got some oregano growing in the kitchen, so I'll have to give this one a try!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember if Jamie added balsamic vinegar to the oil and oregano mixture?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hy, Anonymous! He added a bit of red wine vinegar, but I chose not to. :)

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for posting this wonderful dish!! I've been looking for the recipe everywhere and finally found it on your blog!!

Jamie is wonderful and I love his show!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much I too saw the show in Australia last Thursday and didnt have a pen and have been scanning the internet for this recipe so thank so much as it is dinner for tonight! happy days

Anonymous said...

Patricia - thanks for posting this recipe. i just made enough for two (even though I was eating along) and scoffed the lot! i had to replace oregano for rosemary and lemon for lime but it was still excellent!

Kannan said...

Great recipe.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Anonymous, thank you for stopping by! I love Jamie, too!

Ed Lee, that version of yours sounds delicious! I'm glad you like it!

Kannan, thank you!

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