Easy Chicken Dinner from Jamie Oliver

Trader Joe's Easy Chicken Dinner

Trader Joe's Easy Chicken Dinner

Here is a great, easy recipe from British Chef Jamie Oliver.

We were checking out Jamie’s website last week, and this wonderful recipe just sorta “poped” off the computer screen. Maybe it was the chicken legs all brown and toasty looking, or maybe all those little cherry tomatoes. It is hard to tell, but we can tell you that once we saw that photo, we were making out our shopping list for a trip to Trader Joe’s to purchase all the needed supplies. (OK- we are not the biggest fans of red chili so we did not include that in our recipe)

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Legs (or leg quarters, but we bought legs ’cause we like them)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • One head/ bulb  of garlic
  • Olive Oil/ Salt/ Pepper

Serve with some crusty bread to grab all the sauces!

Ohhhh the smells……

This easy one-pot dish that just smells heavenly while you let it cook away (yes the directions say to cook for one and a half hours! eeks that was a LONG time to smell someting this good.)

We sorta followed the recipe that Jame had on the website. Here was how we cooked this delicious dish:

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brown the chicken legs in a pan.

Trader Joe's Chicken Legs

Trader Joe's Chicken Legs

2. While the chicken is browning, separate the garlic into individual cloves and set aside.

Trader Joe's Garlic Head

Trader Joe's Garlic Head

3. Wash the basil in a bowl of water and rinse. Then pull the leafs off the stems, and set aside.

Trader Joe's Basil

Trader Joe's Basil

4. Wash the cherry tomatoes and  then cut in half.

Trader Joe's Tomatoes

Trader Joe's Tomatoes

5.  Place the garlic cloves, the basil and the tomatoes into a pan. Toss them together with a few spoonfuls of olive oil.

Tomatoes, basil and garlic

Tomatoes, basil and garlic

6. Place the browned chicken legs on top. Next time we make this, we will brown the chicken a bit more.

Easy Chicken Dinner

Ready for the Oven

7. Into the oven for one hour and thirty minutes. Stir half-way through the cooking, but be sure to keep all the chicken on the top of the dish. It will brown better that way.

Easy Chicken Dinner

Easy Chicken Dinner

Well, what do you think? Again let us caution you that the smells that came from the kitchen while this was cooking  were just unbelievable.

We hope you try this Easy Chicken Dinner sometime soon!

3 comments for “Easy Chicken Dinner from Jamie Oliver

  1. Dreama
    January 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Sounds Good, Love your all your recipe creations….I am going to try this later on in the week.

  2. Jacob Crim
    January 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Instead of chicken legs could I use breasts? Would I need to adjust the cooking time if so? Thanks for any information!

  3. Delaina & Kris
    January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Yes you can use breasts in this dish. I would brown the chicken and put the dish in the oven as per the recipe, but check after 20 minutes to see how close the chicken is to being cooked. Then check every 7-10 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Let us know how you liked this dish! ~ Thanks! Kris & Delaina

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