Thursday, November 10, 2011

Recipe: World's easiest roast chicken meal

I owe this recipe to Donna Hay and her "Fast Simple Fresh" show on the Lifestyle Channel.  When I saw it on TV I couldn't believe how easy it was, so I just had to try it.  
The flavours in this recipe are even more sensational than the lack of prep time involved.  I think this is known as a WIN!!  The chorizo infuses all of the other ingredients and makes it incredibly swoon-worthy, so much so that I have been telling everyone about this recipe, including my hair dresser.  He recently served it for a Sunday lunch with friends and apparently it was a big hit. I think that means I will get an extended head massage at my next appointment ;-)

1 whole chicken but into pieces.  Or if you're lazy like me, use 6 drumsticks, 6-8 chicken wings, maryland pieces (skin on) and chicken thighs
2 chorizo sliced lengthwise
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup Sicilian olives
1 lemon, cut into 4 pieces, lengthwise
1 head of garlic, cloves removed into pieces but skin on
Thyme or oregano
Olive oil
Salt & pepper to season

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
(You will love this): throw everything in the tray. Drizzle a little olive oil over the contents. Season. 

Put in oven for 45 minutes.  Remove, eat and I dare you not to swoon!  Serves 4, always try and make more to have some leftovers.  We never do.