Chicken and courgette traybake


A traybake is a dish filled with vegetables, potatoes and meat. Everything goes into the oven and just sits there. This chicken and courgette traybake is therefore very easy to make!

1 hour 4 people Main course
Chicken and courgette traybake


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  • 3 or 4 chicken fillets, or chicken drumsticks
  • 2 courgettes
  • approximately 8 Roseval potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons harissa
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • black pepper to taste
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • 4 bunches of vine tomatoes
Chicken and courgette traybake ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • chopping board & chef’s knife
  • oven
  • large baking tray or baking dish
  • large bowl
  • spatula


1 hour 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 355 Fahrenheit.

Wash the potatoes and cut them into fairly thick slices. Wash the courgettes, top and tail, and cut them into thick slices.

Peel the red onion and cut it into fairly thick rings. Peel the garlic cloves and cut them in half. Mix the potatoes with the courgette, red onion and garlic.

Stir in 2 teaspoons of harissa and a generous dash of olive oil. Season with black pepper and coarse sea salt and place in an oven dish.

Chicken and courgette traybake

Finishing the chicken and courgette traybake - 50 minutes

Remove any excess fat and sinew from the chicken fillets and, if they are very large, cut them in half. Do not cut the chicken fillets too thin, as they will dry out.

Season the chicken fillets with the juice of half a lemon, 2 teaspoons of harissa, a little olive oil, black pepper and coarse sea salt, to taste. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and potatoes.

Cut the remaining one-and-a-half lemons into large wedges and place them in between the chicken fillets.

Sprinkle with a little extra olive oil, if necessary, and roast in the oven for about half an hour.

Stir the traybake once and place the vine tomatoes over the traybake. Bake for another 10 minutes, until the potatoes and chicken are cooked. Squeeze the roasted lemon over the top. Enjoy your meal!

Chicken and courgette traybake: frequently asked questions

What is traybake?

Roasting vegetables or potatoes in the oven has been common for a long time. However, a traybake is one complete meal, so it doesn't contain just vegetables or potatoes but everything which makes up the dish; it is a complete meal. The oven does the work, so it is a really easy meal.

Can I use other types of salt and pepper?

You can use any kind of salt and pepper you like, but black pepper gives a warm taste to the dish. The coarse sea salt gives the dish just a little extra flavour, but you can use other types of salt!

What kind of potato is Roseval?

The Roseval potato is a firm, boiling potato with a reddish-pink skin. You can eat this potato with its skin still on. The inside is soft, and has a slightly creamy flavour.

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