Alice Liveing's Chicken and Bacon Traybake

This week’s guest blog is from best selling author Alice Liveing, the woman behind the name Clean Eating Alice. She shares her recipe for Chicken and Bacon Traybake with New Potatoes.

What could be simpler than a one-tray wonder after a busy day? It makes for excellent refuelling after an evening gym session! Pop the leftovers in a box for delicious lunching the next day, too.

8 chicken thighs
200g ripe cherry tomatoes
1 red onion, peeled and cut into wedges 10 new potatoes
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 handful of fresh basil leaves 3 tbsp olive oil
6 rashers of bacon, finely chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4.

Place the chicken thighs, tomatoes, onion, potatoes, garlic and most of the basil in a large roasting dish. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Sit the chicken on top of the ingredients and cook in the hot oven for around 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, sprinkle the bacon evenly across the dish, and then place back into the oven to cook for a further 15 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with the remaining basil and freshly steamed greens.

By Alice Liveing from her book ‘Clean Eating Alice Everyday Fitness’ 

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