Chicken with Feta and Black Olives…

“When I’m frazzled,

I firmly believe that the tray-bake

is the safest way to go”

~ Nigella Lawson

It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for two,

or feeding a guest-load of people,

tray-bakes are easy and stress-free!


Let’s throw it together!


Feta, black olives, oregano and vine-ripened tomatoes,

a colourful food-fest!


  • 300g new potatoes, sliced lengthways
  • 2 banana shallots, quartered
  • 2 tbs chilli infused olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 6 chicken pieces, thighs & drumsticks
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 50g black olives
  • I lemon, cut into wedges
  • Sprigs of fresh oregano
  • 100g  feta, cubed
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Layer up the potatoes, garlic, shallots, chicken, and lemon,

season, generously drizzle on the chilli oil, then bake.

Time to get the next stage ready.


  1. Heat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
  2. Put the potatoes, shallots, garlic and lemon wedges in a roasting tin.
  3. Nestle in chicken pieces and drizzle over the chilli infused oil.
  4. Season with sea salt, paprika and black pepper and a pinch of cayenne.
  5. Roast in the oven for 30 mins.
  6. Add the cherry tomatoes, olives, oregano leaves and feta, then drizzle with the red wine vinegar.
  7. Return to the oven for another 25-30 mins until the chicken is cooked through and golden.
  8. Remove from the oven, squeeze the garlic from it’s skin with the back of a spoon, then mix with the pan juices.


Topped with oregano and the red wine vinegar,

then ready for the oven again.


I love the little briny-baked cubes of feta,

melting alongside the moist chicken, black olives and sweet tomatoes.

Ready to serve…dive in!


Frances 😋


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