Chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo


This chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo is a great midweek meal for all the family. It’s super simple, and low in calories .


  • red onion 1, cut into wedges
  • whole chicken thighs 12
  • lemon 1, cut into 6 wedges
  • white wine or chicken stock 200ml
  • orzo 300g
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • nocellara olives 24, pitted and quartered


  • STEP 1 Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
  • STEP 2 Put the red onion in the bottom of a roasting tin. Season, then sit the chicken thighs on top.
  • STEP 3 Squeeze over the lemon wedges and then tuck them in around the chicken. Pour around the wine or stock.
  • STEP 4 Season the chicken skin then put in the oven and roast for 45-55 minutes, until really crisp and deep golden.
  • STEP 5 Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water until tender, then drain.
  • STEP 6 Take the tin out of the oven, remove the chicken and keep warm under foil.
  • STEP 7 Tip the orzo into the tin and stir into the onions and juices.
  • STEP 8 Add in the parsley and olives and stir again.
  • STEP 9 Serve the chicken tray bake with the orzo.
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