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Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake

Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake

How great are tray bakes? Not having to hover by a hot stove (zero stove splatter!), one pan to clean up, and the minimal fuss of simply arranging ingredients on a tray all get a big tick of approval from me. This Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake covers all the bases. It’s nearly hands-free (yes please!) and you’ve got perfectly cooked chicken plus juicy, roasted tomatoes and potatoes soaking up all the hefty flavours of garlic, lemon and chicken stock, making this a delicious, filling dinner option for any night of the week. I love serving this recipe with a big green salad and often will toss any extra veggies that need to be used up directly onto the tray (thick slices of zucchini or capsicum work a treat!) 

Can you make this Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake ahead of time?

To make this Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake ahead of time, the chicken can be marinated up to 48 hours prior to cooking.

Is Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake suitable for leftovers?

Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven (to retain the crispy chicken skin). Not suitable to freeze.

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Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake

Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake

  • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 kg bone-in chicken thigh cutlets, skin on (approximately 5-6 chicken thighs)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 23 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 46 potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan).
  2. Arrange the chicken on a baking tray and sprinkle with the paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. In a small jug, combine the honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Pour the marinade all over the chicken and rub with your hands to ensure the pieces are evenly coated.
  5. Scatter the potatoes, red onion and cherry tomatoes around the chicken. Drizzle the vegetables with extra olive oil and sprinkle with extra salt and pepper. Ensure the chicken is facing skin-side up.
  6. Pour the chicken stock into the base of the baking dish.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  8. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

MAKE AHEAD

The chicken can be marinated up to 48 hours prior to cooking.

LEFTOVERS

Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven (to retain the crispy chicken skin). Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: chicken
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Mediterranean Chicken Tray Bake, Chicken Tray Bake, Mediterranean Chicken

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  1. LOVED this so much! Quick to prepare, simple ingredients, who family loved it, can’t wait to make it again. I’m so glad I have this is my recipe arsenal now! Thank you!

  2. Hi Nic, can you use regular brown onions in this recipe? Will it ruin the taste x thank you

  3. All the chicken thighs, boneless?

  4. This is the most cooked SHE meal in our house. Anyone I cook it for, raves about it. I absolutely love it! I also find it very forgiving if it gets left in the oven a little too long while we are trying to wrangle little ones to bed. Thanks Nic for this amazing recipe!

  5. This was super easy and yummy. My husband said it was the best chicken dish I had cooked, which is a massive compliment 🤣🤣

  6. Super delicious combination of flavours! Even with me forgetting to crush and add garlic! I roasted the excess potatoes on another tray. So easy and good, will definitely make again. Thanks Nic!

  7. This is AMAZING! We had friends over for the first time since having our first baby, and I made this for dinner while being pretty apprehensive about how I was going to get something (anything!) on the table. It was simple, quick to prepare and tasted absolutely delicious. I’m blown away! Thanks so much x

  8. Made this for dinner tonight and omg, the flavours were absolutely amazing. I even didn’t have Lemons and made it anyway and I am sure the Lemon juice would just elevate the already amazing flavours. So easy and quick to make too which is always and added bonus. Thank you 😊

    • This is SO wonderful to hear! 😍 So glad you loved as much as we do – Thank you so much for taking the time to write! 🥰 x

  9. I am blown away with how delicious this was! This will definitely go onto our rotation. You’ve nailed it once again!

    • Is it not outrageously delicious? 😂 😍 So glad you loved it as much as we do! Thank you so much for taking the time to write! x

  10. Prepped all the ingredients for this in the morning and asked my mum to pop it in the afternoon (while she was babysitting my boys). As soon as I got home I could smell it cooking. Yum. Needless to say my mum asked me for the recipe when she got home. Next time I’d probably just cut the potatoes into smaller wedges as it did take a while longer to cook.

    • Isn’t the smell so beautiful – We had it for dinner last night too! Thank you so much for the feedback about the potatoes, I’ll add a note to the recipe. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, means more to me than I can tell you! x

  11. This was so delicious… lasted us 2 nights ( love leftovers!) and easy to assemble and cook. Thanks Nic… I cook for some families and your recipes are an absolute godsend! x

    • Oh this is so beautiful to read! Agree – Leftovers are my favourite thing in the world, I’m actually living off cooking once and eating twice this week! Thank you so much for taking the time to write, it really has made my day. I am so glad my recipes are helpful and that you’re enjoying them. x

  12. This was incredible! I forgot to put in the red onion wedges and it was still amazing. We had a friend over unexpectedly and he raved about it! Going on regular rotation at our house. So simple to prepare and the oven does all the work. Loved it!

    • This has made my day! So wonderful to hear, thank you so much for taking the time to write and rate the recipe, it means more to me than I can tell you! Nic x

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