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Recipe Mediterranean chicken tomatoes olives lemon

Mediterranean chicken with tomatoes, olives & lemon

This easy recipe featured was featured in "Waitrose Weekend." The ingredients are few and there is only one pan to clean. What could be better? Well maybe a glass of Pure rosé.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 People


  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • 500 g Baby New Potatoes
  • 1 Unwaxed Lemon cut into 4 wedges
  • 6 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 270 g Cherry Vine Tomatoes
  • 100 g Mixed Pitted Olives Mellow Manzanilla and Smoky Kalamata (Waitrose)
  • 1/2 of 15 g package fresh Oregano roughly torn


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7, 430°F.
  • Place the chicken, potatoes, lemon and garlic in a large roasting tin.
  • Toss with the olive oil and season.
  • Roast, with the chicken skin side up, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes on the vine, olives and oregano to the pan.
  • Return to the oven for a further 25 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and thoroughly cooked, and the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.
    Recipe Mediterranean chicken tomatoes olives lemon
  • Serve with any pan juices spooned over.


Serve with a simple green salad and crusty French bread.
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