This is one of my ultimate time saving meals that also doubles as a great lunchbox main. My Mediterranean Chicken Bake is prep to plate in 30 minutes and I strongly recommend you make a double batch for a few days of quick and simple lunches.
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Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit any specific dietary requirements.
A super fast and easy to make, delicious and nutritious tray bake meal. Mid-week meals don't get a whole lot better.
- 500 grams chicken thighs
- 2 red capsicums
- 1 sweet potato (kumara)
- 1 red onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Zest one lemon
- Good pinch sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup whole egg mayonnaise
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- Juice half lemon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Good pinch sea salt and grind black pepper, to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 180℃.
Finely slice the chicken, capsicums, sweet potato and red onion. Place on a large baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil. Add the oregano, smoked paprika, lemon zest, sea salt and pepper.
Toss together until the chicken and vegetables are evenly coated and arrange in a single layer on the tray.
- Place the tray into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins until browned and the chicken is cooked through.
- Now make the lemony mayo by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
For a light meal, serve in a lettuce cup, tortilla or wrap with the lemony mayo and leafy greens
Or tossed through mixed greens (dressed with olive oil and lemon juice) for a delicious salad. I also like to add in olives and cherry tomatoes.
For a bulked up meal, it's lovely over rice, quinoa or cous cous.
Leftovers are fabulous in a wrap or as a salad for lunch.
Replace the red onion with baby fennel.
Replace the garlic with a pinch of cumin and cayenne.
Replace the honey with rice malt syrup.
Replace the mayo with natural yoghurt or Cashew Nut Cream.
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