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A roasting tray filled with roast chicken, rice and orange slices

Spatchcock chicken traybake

Published: January 25, 2022 at 11:25 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This one-tin dinner combines harissa-coated roast chicken, crispy chorizo and caramelised orange. Stir the pre-cooked wholegrain basmati rice and spinach through the resting chicken juices and oil from the tray

  • Healthy
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal663
fat33.4g
saturates7.9g
carbs36.9g
sugars7.3g
fibre8.3g
protein49.7g
salt1.1g
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Try this spatchcock chicken traybake, then check out our video guide on how how to spatchcock a chicken. We've also got more easy traybake recipes, including our Spanish chicken traybake, Mediterranean chicken traybake, pomegranate chicken traybake and healthy sausage traybake.

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs fennel, sliced
  • 1.2kg whole chicken, spatchcocked
  • 2 tsp harissa
  • 50g chorizo, sliced
  • 2 oranges, wedged
  • a handful of kalamata olives
  • 160g baby spinach
  • 2 x 250g pouches brown basmati rice
  • a handful of flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted

Method

  • STEP 1
    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the fennel slices in the bottom of a large roasting tin and nestle the chicken on top. Spread the harissa all over the chicken and season. Roast for 20 minutes, then scatter around the chorizo slices, orange wedges and olives, and roast for another 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2
    Remove from the oven, scatter around the spinach, cover the whole tray and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Heat the rice in the microwave, tip into the tray and mix well. Scatter with the parsley and flaked almonds to serve.

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