We've had some changeable weather this week. One minute it will be brilliant sunshine, and the next it will be pouring with rain. Yesterday the window cleaner came, so I knew it would rain, it always does. I'd planned to cook dinner on the bbq but didn't fancy getting a soaking, so instead I cooked this chicken dish in the oven. It's perfect for this time of the year as it doesn't take much preparation, which means that you can go and enjoy the sunshine (if you're lucky enough to have some).
I served it straight from the oven with steamed broccoli, but it can even be served cold with a salad.
Summer Roast Chicken with Lemon and Olives - serves 4
8 chicken thighs
1kg baby new potatoes
handful of olives
2-3 lemons, quartered
fresh herbs - I used rosemary
- arrange the chicken, potatoes & olives in a large roasting dish
- squeeze the lemons over everything and then add these to the pan
- drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and scatter with fresh herbs
- bake in a preheated 180C oven for around 1 hour, until the chicken is cooked all the way through and the potatoes are tender