Like most foodies, I spend a lot of time googling recipes, reading other food blogs, looking at cooking videos on YouTube. If we had a TV I’d spend most of my watching time on the food channel. There are amazing cooks out there, so many ideas, it can be overwhelming. I often plan to try so many things but I end up trying nothing cause I can’t decide where to start.
I recently came across Dani Spies on YouTube. Awesome channel, great simple recipes, very easy to replicate. No complicated ingredients. Just nice! This meal was inspired by her Roast Chicken with Onions & Potatoes.
I like it because everything cooks in one dish. Once it’s in the oven I’m free to catch up on other things or just rest. It was also easy to modify for the local market. She used purple potatoes in her’s which I’ve never seen in the local market, or maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough. I used magimbi/nduma instead.
I also put the rosemary stems under each piece of chicken, instead chopping and sprinkling over.
Then sprinkle with salt to taste
I did my juicy topping a little differently. I combined the following ingredients:
100ml Apple cider vinegar
Juice of half lemon,
Zest of one lemon
50ml vegetable cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
Few dashes of pepper
Pour the mix in as evenly as possible
Bake for 1:15 min at 200°C, uncovered on one of the lower trays.
To add some colour, I baked some large slices of tomato and pineapple in one of the upper trays for about 30 min
I also steamed some green beans
Everything is so so yummy! It looks dry at the top but it’s very juicy and the chicken it very tender. And the garlic? Just scrumptious, squeezes out like butter and packed with flavour.
Served with steamed green beans. Just boiled and salted.
Oh yes! That good! (^_^)
Plan to try it. If you do, post a photo and tag me on Twitter or Instagram with @pendolamama, I would love to see it!
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