Pot-Roasted Chicken With Sweet and Sour Sauce

Recipe by Jan-Luvs2Cook
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Preheat the oven 190c/375F/Gas5.
  • You will need a casserole dish large enough for the chicken to sit on top of all the vegetables and pineapple .
  • You will also need a food processor.
  • Crush the fennel seeds and put to one side.
  • Chop the parley and put to one side.
  • Cut the stalk off the top of the chillies. Snap them in half and put those to one side too.
  • Grate the ginger - Leaving the skin on.
  • Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper and stuff the cavity with the parsley and ginger.
  • Cut the red onions and peppers and pineapple into quarters and put into a cold casserole dish.
  • Add the chillies and crushed fennel seeds. Drizzle with 3 good glugs of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and give it a good stir to coat everything well.
  • Place the chicken on top and pat it with a little oil. Cook in the middle of a pre-heated oven until the chicken is cooked - about 1 and 50 minutes.
  • ***Please note cooking time is APROX - please read the lable on the chicken. The chicken is only cooked when the juices run clear and you can easily pull the bone from the thighs.
  • When cooked, remove the chicken and drain the juices over the pan.
  • Also remove half of the vegetables and half of the pineapple and put with the chicken and keep warm.
  • Put the remaining vegetables and pineapple from the pan into a food processor with the sugar and balsamic vinegar. Correct the seasoning with a little salt and pepper - if needed.
  • Blend to make a lovely sauce. ONLY if needed add a little boiling water to loosen and thin out.
  • Remove the chicken from the bone and put onto serving plates - pour over the sauce.
  • I served mine with boiled rice.


“This is a Jamie Oliver Recipe that I tried the other night - it was sooooo yummy. Mmmm! You will need about 4 inch piece of fresh ginger and a handful of fresh parsley.”