This is a really simple & quick recipe to prepare, takes a little while to cook but always comes out delicious! You can prepare this the night before or in the morning then you just need to pop in the oven when you get in from work.
- 1-2 chicken legs or 2-3 chicken thighs per person
- 1 onion, chopped
- Punnet of cherry tomatoes, about 200g
- A mix of your favourite fresh herbs like thyme, parsley, oregano
- 1 tsp. dried mixed herbs or oregano
- 2-3 crushed garlic cloves
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Unrefined sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas 4.
- Place the cherry tomatoes and chopped onion in the bottom of an ovenproof dish.
- Place the chicken pieces on top.
- Scatter over the crushed garlic and fresh and dried herbs and drizzle over some balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season everything well.
- Place in the oven for 1-1½ hours, until the chicken skin is crisp and the meat falls off the bone.
- To cook this in the slow cooker, brown the chicken legs completely in a frying pan. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker with the chicken legs on top. Turn on low for 8 hours.
- Serve with a large green salad with avocado, and some cauliflower mash (or other alternative mash).
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I’m a nutritional therapist, author, blogger, teacher and mum. I studied at Oxford University from 1999-2003 and have an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. During my degree I became fascinated in the workings of the human body at a cellular level – how what we eat effects the genes and proteins in our body, how the immune system works and how cancer develops. I’m interested in the science of nutrition. I apply my scientific training when I read information about nutrition and I never believe something I read unless I can see evidence to back it up.
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