Roasted Chicken With Tomato, Chilli and Caper Sauce

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I made this recipe up while trying to think of inexpensive ways to feed 10 people that were coming over for dinner. Whole chicken thighs or chicken marylands are the best cut for this, and the whole recipe can be made ahead and reheated very easily. I served this with garlic, herb and lemon fettucine, a loaf of sourdough bread, and a green salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Place the chicken pieces on a roasting tray with a rack, skin side up. Rub the skin with a little salt.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked and the skin is fairly crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, warm the garlic and onion in the oil until fragrant. Add the chilli and capers and stir for a minute or two. Add all remaining ingredients except herbs, and lower heat. Leave to simmer while the chicken continues to cook, which will probably be about twenty minutes. It will start to thicken and become more full bodied in flavour.
  5. Place the chicken on a serving plate and pour the sauce over the top. Scatter with the fresh herbs and serve.