Go go chicken
( SERVES 4 )
One-dish meals are winners. Most are quick and easy to prepare and of course there is the bonus of less washing up. Kumara or pumpkin could be baked on the rack alongside the roasting pan or chunks added to the veggie mix - try pumpkin, kumara, onions, garlic cloves, capsicums and courgettes, quick-roasted in olive oil and herbs, served sprinkled with crumbled feta and freshly ground black pepper and accompanied by a good pinot noir.
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Peel and cut each onion into 6 wedges. Quarter the tomatoes. Seed and cut the capsicum into 6 wedges. Diagonally cut each courgette into 4 pieces. Place all the vegetables in a large baking dish about 30cm x 25cm. Top with the chicken.
- Squash the garlic and add to the baking dish. Sprinkle the chicken with the mixed herbs and paprika. Drizzle the veggies and chicken with the combined oil and vinegar. Season.
- Bake for about 1 hour, until the chicken is tender and cooked. Baste once or twice during cooking.