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    Lemon and bay leaf chicken with new potatoes

    Ideal family dinner. One-pot cooking.

    • Low Fat
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 50 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour

    Serves: 4


    • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
    • 500g essential Waitrose New Potatoes, quartered
    • 1 medium essential Waitrose Red Onion, finely sliced
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 4 essential Waitrose British Chicken Breast Fillets
    • 4 large fresh bay leaves
    • 4 slices fresh lemon
    • 100ml dry white wine or chicken stock


    1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Place the peppers, new potatoes and onion together in a roasting tin, sprinkle with the olive oil and seasoning. Toss together, then bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C, gas mark 6.
    2. Make a slit down one side of each chicken breast and insert a bay leaf and lemon slice into each. Season and arrange on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with the white wine or stock and return to the oven.
    3. Cook for 25–30 minutes, basting with the juices until the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat. Serve with a green salad

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    Cook's tips

    Use a jar of grilled peppers as an alternative to the fresh for this dish.

    Drinks recommendation

    Italy produces excellent whites with crisp lemony freshness and herbal aromatics to complement these flavours. Try: Monteforte Passo Avanti Soave, Veneto, Italy.


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