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We returned dwelling after attending an out of city marriage ceremony and I had zero plans for dinner. We normally seize out in conditions like that, however we’re tremendous penny pinching after getting back from Iceland so I didn’t need to try this. Armed with stuff,  I already had within the fridge a pleasant tray  bake got here to thoughts. For a few of you, this will appear pretty a primary recipe however it’s loaded with scrumptious taste and better of all, the mess is minimal.



Tray bakes or sheet pan dinners are one in every of my favourite methods of cooking, this time of 12 months when the evenings begin to get colder. They’re an effective way to get a beneficiant serving of veggies. Plus the bonus of protein in a single meal. Typically, all the things is cooked collectively for a similar size of time and typically, a number of the meals is taken off the tray a bit earlier, or added later (as on this recipe) if it wants a shorter cooking time. For this explicit tray bake, I used each rooster thighs and rooster drumsticks which takes a bit longer to prepare dinner than rooster breasts, however you would select no matter your desire.



Once I make tray bake dinners I don’t have a specific recipe in thoughts. My favourite greens to make use of are broccoli, zucchini, carrots, candy potato and crimson onion. As a result of I can discover them year-round and they’re very reasonably priced. When in season, I additionally use components comparable to asparagus, beans, snow peas, and summer time squash. On this I included solely three vegetables- broccoli, crimson onion and summer time squash . You possibly can skip or exchange any of the veggies with no matter you could have available and swap the rooster for different meat. Vegetarians can in fact use meat free Quorn fillets or gluten free seitan strips.  I needed the rooster to be moist and flavorful when cooked so I marinated utilizing lemon juice, rosemary and spices. Most instances, I  marinate the rooster a day forward, however while you don’t have time, an hour is okay too.



As soon as the rooster and greens are roasted you could have a straightforward, elegant meal, nice for midweek or perhaps a middle piece at a cocktail party to share. I served this with potatoes, however rice, salad or garlic bread would even be nice. Attempt it tonight!


Rosemary Hen and Vegetable Traybake

This tray bake recipe of lemon rosemary rooster coupled with greens is nice for a midweek meal with out an excessive amount of effort.


  • Four Hen legs, lower into half
  • 1 crimson onion, thickly sliced
  • 2 summer time squash, slice into 3/4″ half moons
  • 1 full head of broccoli, lower into medium florets
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 sprig contemporary rosemary
  • Marinade

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/Four heaped cup sliced onion
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1 tsp crimson chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped contemporary rosemary


  1. Slash every rooster piece a few instances with a pointy knife. Place it in a bowl.
  2. Grind all of the components for the marinade, pour it over rooster. Be sure that all the rooster is properly coated. Put aside (in fridge) for 1 hour or in a single day.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 levels. Carry rooster to room temperature.
  4. Line a big baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for simple cleanup.
  5. Place rooster on the ready tray, place it into the oven on the center rack. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Whereas the rooster is roasting, put together the greens. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss.
  7. Take away rooster tray from the oven after 25 minutes. Improve the cooking temperature of oven by 50 levels Fahrenheit
  8. Add squash, broccoli and crimson onion round or beneath the rooster (relying on the scale of tray and quantity of greens), tuck the rosemary sprig and return tray again to oven. Proceed to bake for an additional 20 minutes or till rooster and greens are cooked by way of.
  9. Activate broiler (depart tray on center rack), and prepare dinner a number of minutes extra, or till the highest is golden brown.
  10. Switch the rooster and greens to a serving platter, squeeze lemon juice over all the things earlier than serving.



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