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Easy chicken tray bake with green beans and tomatoes

Life-saving meal alert! I actually made this before half-term, before we left for Spain and I was soooo busy trying to do vlogtober (failed, well, didn’t fail as such as I gave up and had a complete break from social and vlogging whilst I was away – it was kind of great, and I’ve come back revived with a more clear idea about things.)

Yeah, so I was very busy and stressed, and this type of quick but yum dinner is so perfect for those occasions, which, let’s face it, happen a lot.

These things – tray bakes – literally save my balls (if I had any) on a regular basis. I love chucking in different combos in the pan and seeing what happens. Normally we have potatoes in there somewhere but this time I wanted to go light on carbs (OK, OK, I caved and we had shop bought garlic bread alongside – perfect for mopping up pan juices with!). Plus the meat is inexpensive, even if you buy free-range, which we always do.

This really is a brilliant quick midweek supper – and so delicious too. The vegetables melt down into a kind of roasted goodness that makes them so tasty, and the tomatoes create a sweet sauce when mixed with the Balsamic. YUM!

Try it and let me know what you think.

Rach X

Makes: enough for 4 people

Takes: 35-40 mins


  • 4 thighs and 4 drumsticks
  • Packet of tomatoes
  • Packet of green beans and Tenderstem broccoli too if you have it
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bread, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Chuck in chicken, season and toss in oil and balsamic. Then sprinkle on oregano onto chicken.
  3. Roast for about 15 mins. Then add the broccoli and green beans. Tuck them in all round and under the chicken. Lay the tomatoes on top.
  4. Pop back in for another 25-30 mins. You want to make sure the meat is cooked through so do take care.
  5. Serve alone or with bread to dunk.

1 Comment

  1. julie
    September 3, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Husband just commented from the garden – someone’s dinner smells horrible and then walked into the kitchen and admitted (with tail between legs) that it’s our dinner! Well, let’s see what he says in 20 minutes time when it’s ready to eat. I do slightly agree with him that the broccoli doesn’t smell great but we will see.

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