Chicken, preserved lemon & new potato traybake

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves: 4


4 Waitrose Free Range British Chicken Drumsticks
4 Waitrose Free Range British Chicken Thighs
200g shallots, halved and peeled
750g baby new potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 preserved lemon, drained, skin only, finely chopped
300ml white wine or chicken stock
50g pine nuts
100g pack fresh basil
25g pack flat leaf parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Place the chicken pieces in a large roasting tin with the shallots and new potatoes. Mix together well with the olive oil, garlic and preserved lemon then season. Pour over the wine or stock. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the pine nuts in a small roasting tin and place in the oven to toast for 4-5 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool. Place the herbs and cooled pine nuts in a food processor and blend to a coarse paste.

3. Remove the tin from the oven and discard the foil. Roast for a further 40 minutes until the chicken is golden and thoroughly cooked, there is no pink meat and the juices run clear.

4. Spoon the herb paste into the tin and toss well before serving. Delicious with green salad or seasonal vegetables.