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    Chicken Bake

    Specially chosen for flavour, rich and juicy essential Waitrose canned tomatoes are grown on selected farms in the Puglia region of southern Italy

    • Nut Free
    • Milk Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 8 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes to 50 minutes
    • Total time: 53 minutes to 58 minutes 60 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 1tsp olive oil
    • 2 essential Waitrose Onions, roughly chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 x 400g cans essential Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes
    • 3 essential Waitrose courgettes, roughly chopped
    • 25g pack fresh basil
    • 8 essential Waitrose British Chicken Thighs


    1. Preheat oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and 50ml water and simmer for 3–4 minutes until soft.
    2. Place the onion mixture into a roasting tin with the tomatoes and courgettes, and then scatter with the basil leaves. Add the chicken thighs and turn to coat in the tomato mixture. Bake for 40–45 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through and the juices run clear. Serve with steamed essential Waitrose Easy Cook Long Grain Rice, or boiled new potatoes.

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