Today there will be a chicken recipe. With cherry tomatoes and olives. What should I do if I like it so much? More than that it takes so few actions from you - the oven makes the main work. It's especially actual now. It's time to "walk" your new snow-white skates, skis or even snowboard. Or borrow sleds from your little brother or sister and, happily screaming, slide from the mountain. With snow falling on the face, red cheeks, sparks in the eyes and a big desire to do it once more. All what you want except cooking! Thanks for those people who invented such easy, quick and tasty recipes.
Green olive baked chicken
¾ cup pitted green olives
1.6kg whole chicken
4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons lemon zest
250g cherry tomatoes
sea salt and cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
Soak the olives in cold water for 5 minutes to remove the excess salt. Drain. Divide the chicken into 8 pieces or ask your butcher to do so. Place the chicken in a baking dish, skin-side up, and put a piece of garlic under each chicken portion. Combine the olives, parsley, lemon zest, tomatoes, salt, pepper and oil and spoon over the chicken.
Bake for 45–55 minutes or until the chicken is golden and cooked through. Place on serving plates and serve drizzled with the pan juices. Serves 4.
Delicious and aroma, as a bonus you can warm from the oven heat while the dish is cooking.The garnish may be any: potatoes or rice - everything will be food. Of course, separately :)