Summer roasted chicken breast recipe

Roasted chicken breast recipe

Sometimes (most of the time) I just can’t be bothered with cooking faff. This includes the associated washing up / dishwasher loading chores that, quite frankly, nobody has time for. As you probably know if you’ve seen any of my previous recipes, I am a total advocate for easy cooking. Simple ingredients and easy methods. So here I bring you another one of my idiot-proof recipes for a delicious and healthy dinner. Introducing my summery roasted chicken breast recipe.

Roasted chicken recipe

Chicken breast recipe

Summer veg recipe

Ingredients

For one person, multiply for additional people / hunger levels:

1x chicken breast with the skin on
2-3 rashers of streaky bacon
Handful of baby new potatoes
1/2 courgette
1/2 red pepper
4-5 asparagus tips
4-5 cherry tomatoes
2-3 rosemary sprigs
Small knob of butter
Good dollop of olive oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Add a good dollop of olive oil to a casserole or baking dish and pop in the oven to heat up.  Slice the baby new potatoes, dice the streaky bacon and chop up the veg.
  2. If you like extra crispy potatoes and bacon (like me), pop them into the dish and give them a 10-15 minute head-start in the oven. Once this initial time is up, drop the temperature down to 170C.
  3. Chuck in all remaining ingredients and pop the chicken breast in the middle. Season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the skin of the chicken with the butter and a touch of oil to make sure it really crisps up. I know not everyone is a fan of the skin but I really recommend leaving it on, as it stops the chicken breast drying out and adds extra flavour.
  4. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the veg starting to brown. To further save on washing up, eat straight from the dish!

Note: I have an intolerance to onion and garlic but if I didn’t then I would have added onion wedges and a few cloves of garlic for an extra flavour punch.

Veg ingredients

Pre-oven ingredients

Chicken recipe method

Delicious chicken recipe

For more recipe inspiration, have a look through my foodie archives. For the chicken lovers, you can find a host of delightful recipes on the Jamie Oliver website.

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