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*can be boxed and re-heated*
200g potatoes (I used Charlotte potatoes, baby potatoes are also great)
1 Sachet of Coleman’s season and shake (available at all good grocery stores)
*Note: so here’s the thing – it looks a bit like cheating using the sachet but….you can make your own spice rub to add (I’ll add recipes further down) and buy an oven bag to do the whole thing yourself however a season and shake is around £2 and includes a bag – not everyone has a spice market in their cupboard so this is the easier option – but if you want some good spice recipes I’ll post them at the bottom. *
Before you do anything get the potatoes boiling (they take the longest and you can’t add them raw – i tried) – boil until soft (but before they start breaking apart). – when they are cooked drain, leave to cool and cut up into chunks and treat like the other ingredients.
Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees
Whilst they are on cut up all of the veg and the chicken into small easy chunks (not too small you don’t want them to overcook)
Get a baking dish and place the oven bag in it – roll down the edges (like you would a piping bag to ensure bits don’t stick to the sides)
Sprinkle a layer of spice in the bottom
Alternate putting half of each ingredient in the bag – once you have half of each sprinkle another layer of spice on top – repeat this until all of your ingredients are in (including the potatoes)
Unroll the sides of the bag and from the outside massage (it’s had a hard day :p) the mixture ensuring you cover all the ingredients with the spice rub.
Tie the top of the bag – leaving about an inch from the top and 3 – 4 inches between the ingredients and the tie.
Lay on its side in the dish and place in the oven for 40 mins.
Whilst in the oven cook up either quinoa, pasta, rice as an accompaniment. Alternatively box and refrigerate and add the accompaniment when you re-heat.
Remove the Mediterranean chicken from the oven and cut the bag (watch out for the steam)
Tip into the dish – you can serve as it comes, with an accompaniment (suggestions above), store for later or a cool alternative is to place some ready salted crisps on the top, sprinkle on some cheese and put back in the oven for 10 mins making a crispy top.
Spice rub recipes
As promised… I found a few different spice rubs but I’ve not tried any of these – because I don’t really see the point but you might so….
This one is most like the Coleman’s recipe, from sheknows.com (it’s the paprika shh!)
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Found at organicauthority.com here.
- 3 Tablespoonds dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons of ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
- Half teaspoon of salt
Basically the same, Found at food.com here.
- 3tablespoons dried rosemary
- 2tablespoons ground cumin
- 2tablespoons ground coriander
- 1tablespoon dried oregano
- 2teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2teaspoon salt
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