Here’s a recipe I saw last week on one of those circulars Tesco send you with your points statement.

It looked really tasty and I had all the ingredients I needed so thought I’d give it a try. It was delicious and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Best of all, it was really easy to make, yet looked as though I’d put a fair amount of work into it.
I also like the fact it’s a rainbow plate. (Lots of different coloured veg thus giving a nice variety).
Serves 4-6 depending on portion size

2 lb chicken drumsticks (I’d bought a bag from farm-foods quite cheaply). You could also use sliced chicken breast if you don’t like drumsticks.
3-4 small red onions chopped into quarters.
2 peppers seeded and roughly chopped. (I used red green and yellow)
1 lb small new potatoes halved
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp mixed herbs
Punnet cherry tomatoes
1 chopped leek (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 180, (170 for a fan assisted), or gas mark 2.
Grab a large bowl and toss the chicken, onions, peppers, leeks and potatoes together along with the oil and mixed herbs. Leave it to stand for a few minutes in the fridge.
Then spread out on a large baking tray and roast in the oven for aprox 30 mins.
After those 30 minutes, add the tomatoes to the mixture and cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Serve to the family. It’s fine on it’s own as there is plenty of veg and potatoes included. If you want to stretch it further, you could add some rice.

Tip, I put some foil in the bottom of my tray so it would be easier to clean.




Registered nurse, wife, mum and nana. I've had my share of 'hard times' when a child and also in the early years of being married. I learned a lot about how to make the pennies stretch further, so I'm going to share my little hints and tips with you...