Chicken, jerusalem artichokes, leeks and lemons

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 4


350g jerusalem artichokes, halved lengthways

4 chicken legs

4 leeks, cut into 5cm lengths

6 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

4 garlic cloves, bashed

3 tbsp olive oil

150ml white wine

1 lemon, juiced


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Simmer the artichokes in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain, then steam dry for a minute.

2. Put the artichokes in a roasting tin with the chicken legs, leeks, thyme and garlic. Season and add 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the wine, lemon juice and squeezed lemon halves. Toss, then spread in one layer, with the chicken skin-side up and the artichokes cut-side down. Drizzle 1 tbsp oil over the chicken.

3. Roast for 40 minutes, turning the veg (but not the chicken) halfway, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked with no pink meat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan; roast for 5 more minutes, then serve.