Ras-el-hanout chicken traybake
Replace potatoes with root vegetables to reduce the carbohydrates in a chicken traybake and add plenty of spice to turn up the flavour.
Each serving provides 361 kcal, 44g protein, 30g carbohydrate (of which 14g sugars), 5.5g fat (of which 1g saturates), 7g fibre and 0.5g salt.
- 400g/14oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm/1in cubes
- 400g/14oz carrots, cut into 2cm/1in cubes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
- 3 garlic cloves
- 4 chicken breast fillets (about 170g/6oz each)
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 2 tsp ras-el-hanout spice mix
- handful fresh thyme sprigs
- handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the sweet potatoes and carrots in a roasting tray, drizzle over the oil and season well with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes.
Add the red onion and garlic and toss well. Roast for another 20 minutes.
Put the chicken breasts and lemon quarters in the roasting tray in a single layer. Sprinkle everything with the ras-el-hanout and thyme. Roast for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir through the coriander.
To serve, divide between four plates, each with a slice of roast lemon for squeezing over and a tablespoon of yoghurt.
This recipe also works well with.
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