Chicken Supper for the Terminally Lazy
For someone who is as passionate about cooking as I am, I'm rather more frequently than I care to admit, occasionally adverse to preparing supper for my beloved family. It's more begrudgingly thrown together than prepared with love, care and attention. However, because I am very greedy it has to taste good too.
Feeds 4, skill - easy, prep time 15 minutes, cooking time 75 minutes
Heat the oven 180 degrees
4 whole chicken legs jointed
8 small potatoes cut into 8 lengthways
1 lemon, juiced and cut into 8
1 yellow onion cut into 8
1 bulb of garlic, peeled and each clove lightly crushed
Large handful of thyme
Salt to season
Mix everything together in a bowl making sure the thyme gets really bruised, I tend to take the large stalks out at the end of cooking.
Season and mix again then put into your oven dish.
Cover with foil (this ensures the potatoes cook properly) and place in the oven for 45 minutes, uncover and return to the oven for a further 20-30 minutes to crisp up the skin and give the potatoes some colour. Check the chicken is cooked properly by cutting along the bone and making sure the juices run clear.
You can also add a glass of white wine at the beginning too.
Well travelled chef turned military wife and mum. Fan of a straightforward life and simple, great tasting food using local ingredients.