Quick & Easy One Tray Chicken

Quick & Easy One Tray Chicken

Adapted from Jaime Oliver’s Hit ‘n’ run tray baked chicken
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes quartered
  • 2 red onions chopped into large wedges
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 6 free-range chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ a bunch of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  • Add chicken, tomatoes, onions and peppers to the tray
  • Scatter whole garlic cloves throughout the tray.
  • Add thyme leaves, oregano and sprinkle over the paprika.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil, the balsamic and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  • Toss everything together really well to coat, then spread across the tray, making sure the chicken isn’t covered by the vegetables.
  • Roast for around 1 hour, or until the chicken is golden and cooked through, turning and basting it a couple of times during cooking with the juices from the tray.
  • Serve with green salad or brown rice


Roasting garlic cloves whole in their skins makes them really sweet – don’t waste that lovely soft flesh, squeeze it out and enjoy it!